23" Auster J/4 by Aerographics

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 The Auster J/4 first flew in 1946 and was a relatively unpopular, single-engined, two seater built in the UK by Auster Aircraft Limited.


Originally fitted with a 90hp Blackburn Cirrus Minor 1 engine, only 27 J/4 aircraft were built.

The aircraft does make for an excellent rubber-powered model however, with its high wing and lightweight design offering an interesting and unusual alternative to to the Piper Cubs and Cessnas you see everywhere.


This model is a rework of the original Aerographics balsa wood kit of the Auster J/4. We've completely revamped the design, from the instructions to the cut parts, to provide you with a great building experience from start to finish.

Please note: this is not a model for a beginner and requires a fair amount of both patience and skill to complete.

Inside the box you will find all of the materials you will need to create a superbly detailed 23" flying model of the Auster J/4. Although designed for rubber power, the kit includes parts to help you build an electric motor powered, radio controlled version (the motor and electronics are not included!).



  • 23" Wingspan (584mm)
  • Rubber motor
  • Can be converted to RC



  • Laser cut balsa parts
  • Full size CAD drawn plans & comprehensive instruction leaflet
  • Parts guides, colour-scheme plan and registration templates
  • Quality covering tissue (white, black and red tissue for the markings)
  • 25mm plastic wheels
  • Propeller, 3/16" FAI Super Tan rubber motor & hardware
  • Piano wire
  • Aluminium tubing
  • Acetate for windows
  • Aluminium hinges for rubber/free-flight
  • Mylar hinges for RC conversion



23” (584mm)