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    Elvington Beagle Terrier

    Does anyone have any close ups of the cowlings and rudder on this machine ?

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    Could you be a little more specific about the identity of the machine in which you are interested?

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    There is one Beagle Terrier at Elvington - painted as VW993 from memory

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    David I'm at the Museum tomorrow. I will take some pictures for you and post as soon as I can.
    Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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    Thanks -I helped the late Steve Hague with parts years ago .

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    Hi David as promised, I photographed the Terrier for you. it was a good excuse for getting out of the biting wind we had yesterday! Steve is still missed.























    I hope that helps.
    Victor K2 real combat jets have ejector seats!

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    Thanks for that ! I need to have a chat with someone up there to try and help it a bit !

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    I'm no Beagle/Auster/Terrier expert but isn't the fin/rudder assembly from an earlier Auster?

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    Certainly not the correct one for a Terrier/AOP6 etc. Looks more like that from an Auster IV/V or J/1 although the mass balance appears to be missing and the paint scheme looks all wrong (with no disrespect to those who put it together...)

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    The fin will be from its days as a 'Auster V' -it will be ok for AOP.6 . The rudder is as said missing mass balance and possibly a little out of shape. The problem with most of these Terrier to AOP.6 reworks is that you end up with something of a mix ! It has the larger tailplanes of the Terrier and the reconfigured rear decking.

    Sadly for some reason there doesnt appear to be a willingness to display a Terrier as a civil aircraft in the U.K .

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    Are there 2 Austers at Elvington. I photographed this some time ago. I thought it was an AOP5 TJ707.
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    Robert -that was the Terrier pretending to be 'TJ707' . The was an Auster V G-ANLU there in the early days that moved on .

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    The original TJ707 was the AOP6 prototype and hence the glazing on that picture would have been incorrect....

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    On a previous visit it had an AOP5 cowling. (In silver)
    My "own" AOP5 originally had the same rear window shape, but was converted back to the original and a dummy cowling was manufactured..
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    The Terrier in the Museum of Scotland at Chambers Street Edinburgh looks more like a proper AOP6 but still has the Terrier window arrangement.
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    Robert -I would like to see a picture of 'your' AOP5 with that window arrangement. The whole issue of AST Austers is still somewhat muddied. Regards the Scottish Terrier -larger fin and rudder alongside the rear decking changes.

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    There must be a few Terriers/Austers ferretted away in the UK still? Are there many out there still in original un-converted (Terrier) Auster AOP configuration?

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    Antony - hardly any in stock AOP.6 configuration -two or three maybe

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    There’s a couple registered as AOP6s, but I think only one flies and that’s on the display circuit. Otherwise a handful registered as Auster 6As, the rest as Terriers pretty much.

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    Thanks guys, I guess thats Kev's Auster then TW536? That is a pretty stock AOP-6 if ever I saw one. Ian O'Neill was telling me I am sure that someone restored her to that config many years ago?

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    Auster variants , Taylorcrafts, Terriers always been a confusing linage to me. Anybody else have the same problems.

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    Auster TW 536 was rebuilt by the late Ron Eastman from a derelict. There is Belgian A-20 underway at the moment that will be very stock

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    Elmdon Boy...you are not the only one mate! Took me a long time to get a handle on them all as well!
    Dave, that makes sense that Ron rebuilt her, he did well! Yes, Duncan has been in touch with a shopping list of parts he is after from my NOS ex RCAF spares. Seems like a really nice guy.

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    A very undervalued lineage of aircraft, too often overlooked in their value, both civil and military variants....

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    Hi Auster Fan, I agree mate. They are a lot of Aeroplane with a lot of history and represent great value for money. I guess one day they will be recognized for what they are......

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    I totally agree with your sentiments Auster Fan, a lovely lineage of aeroplanes, even if I do struggle to understand all the little differences of each type which results in a different mark, and even a name.
    Ive flown in two Auster V Autocrats G-AGTO with David Miller from Duxford, and G-AJRC from Defford many years ago.
    Is there anybody out there would like to make it three, any Auster type? Well you can but try!

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    Come to New Zealand and we will get you up in one!

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    Thanks AnthonyG , I would love to take you up on your offer one day. I've always wanted to visit New Zealand.
    Friends of mine who have visited have all said what a beautiful place it is with friendly people, including my mate Consul.
    With all those lovely British types there Austers, DH, Miles, Percival well heaven really.

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    VX113/G-ARNO was converted back into a AOP.6 and G-ASZX has the rear glazing, but the larger fin and rudder of the Terrier 1.

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