Auster J/2 Arrow
Built in 1950 as an Auster Arrow, this
machine was originally exported to Australia in 1951
VH-KAY. In 1958 it was purchased by the Royal
Queensland Aero Club and became
It became VH-PUL in 1963. At some point in time it was re-engined
with a 108 hp Lycoming 0-235-C.1 and is shown
above in that configuration. This photograph
from a slide originally by Mike Madden via Tony Arbon and is from the
Ian O'Neill collection.
The shot below, taken by Bob Livingstone (via
Geoff Goodall) somewhat earlier at Archerfield
August 1966 shows it trying to look like a Piper . If one is
going to do that, why not make it
like a Taylorcraft, which, after all, is what it was? This
machine is still current and has, I
understand, been re-engined again with a Continental C-75.
Correspondent Ross Stenhouse
saw it looking even
more Piper-like at the 2013 Watts Bridge Fly-In (foot of page).