Air Enthusiast 1971-10
??? - From Islander to Trislander
The prototype Islander in its original guise
The prototype Islander after conversion to take Lycoming engines in modified nacelles and an increase in wing span.
First of the four stages in the life of the second prototype Islander, as first flown;
The first supercharged Islander with Rolls-Royce Continental engines
The current "IO-Islander” with uprated Lycoming engines. The example illustrated also has wingtip fuel tanks.
Second of the four stages in the life of the second prototype Islander, with stretched fuselage;
Configuration of the current production Islander with 260 hp engines is shown here. The standard wingtip shape is shown by dotted line. The extended tips contain extra fuel.
Third of the four stages in the life of the second prototype Islander, converted to Trislander prototype;
Last of the four stages in the life of the second prototype Islander, with interim top fin.
The production prototype Trislander was the first to feature the definitive top fin as shown here, and was finished in the overall yellow of Aurigny Air Services, the first Trislander customer.
The initial production configuration of the Trislander on which the extended wingtips are standard.