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Auster Kingsland

Post by FlyTexas » 14 Sep 2019, 17:04

A lovely aircraft that made for an enjoyable jigsaw puzzle. :)
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Re: Auster Kingsland

Post by Airspeed » 15 Sep 2019, 06:20

Hi Brian, and thanks for posting! :thumbsup:
That's an exclusive jigsaw!
According to my reading, that's the one and only "Kingsland" variation of the J1.
It's fitted with a Continental 0-200-A, and has a slightly smaller cockpit; maybe because the engine takes up more space?
It experienced at least one major damage when the pilot hit a light support whilst taxiing.
The aircraft nosed over, cracked the crankshaft in four places, bent the prop and sustained a bit of denting.
All because I didn't know why it had Kingsland painted on the fin.

Apparently, the range of power plants was:
Blackburn Cirrus Minor 2 100 hp (75 kW)
Rover TP.90 118 hp (88 kW)
Lycoming O-235-C1 120 hp (89 kW)
Franklin 6AC 120 hp (89 kW)
Lycoming O-290-D2 135 hp (101 kW)
de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C 145 hp (108 kW)
Continental C145 145 hp (108 kW)
Lycoming O-320-A1A / Lycoming O-320-A2A 150 hp (110 kW)

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Re: Auster Kingsland

Post by FlyTexas » 15 Sep 2019, 17:56

Thanks for the info, Mike. :) No wonder I'd never heard of Kingsland aircraft. :lol:

Brian

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