|Manufacturer||Jackaroo Aircraft Limited|
|Primary user||Wiltshire School of Flying|
|Developed from||de Havilland Tiger Moth|
The Thruxton Jackaroo was a 1950s British four-seat cabin biplane converted from a de Havilland Tiger Moth by Jackaroo Aircraft Limited at Thruxton Aerodrome and Rollason Aircraft and Engines Limited at Croydon Airport.
The Thruxton Jackaroo was designed as a four-seat cabin general purpose biplane. The first conversion first flew on 2 March 1957. Eighteen Tiger Moths were converted by Jackaroo Aircraft Limited between 1957 and 1959 and one aircraft was converted by Rollason's in 1960. Three aircraft were equipped with crop spraying gear. In 1963 and 1964 the Greenjackets sport-parachute club regularly used a Thruxton Jackaroo for sky-diving activities at Thruxton airfield.
Data from De Havilland Aircraft since 1909
- Crew: 4
- Length: 25 ft 0 in (7.62 m)
- Wingspan: 30 ft 4¼ in (9.25 m)
- Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
- Wing area: 239 sq ft (22.2m²)
- Empty weight: 1,360 lb (618 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 2,180 lb (991 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major four-cylinder, air-cooled, inline engine, 130 hp (97 kW)
- Maximum speed: 102 mph (89 knots, 164 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 90 mph (78 knots, 145 km/h)
- Range: 250 mi (217 nmi, 403 km)
- Rate of climb: 600 ft/min (3.0 m/s)
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- Jackson 1987, p. 311.