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Evans VP-2 Volksplane

The Evans VP-2 is a development of the Evans VP-1 Volksplane, both of which were designed in La Jolla California by William Samuel Evans a design specialist with the aircraft company Convair.


Work on the design of the VP-1, was completed between 1966 and 1968, the intention being that the design would be simple to build for a novice working from home. The design was successful and following a first flight in September 1968 a large number of aircraft have been constructed by homebuilders. The aircraft are powered by converted Volkswagen car engines.

The VP-1 is a single seat open cockpit low wing monoplane manufactured from Spruce and plywood with fabric covered wings. Performance is typically a cruise speed of 75 mph and a stall speed of 40 mph.

Following the success of the VP-1 a two seat variant, the VP-2 was designed and the first example flew in 1971. The VP-2 is externally similar in appearance to the VP-1 but with a wider fuselage to accommodate two side by side seats. The aircraft is 1 foot longer and has a 3 foot addition to wingspan.

Preserved examples

An Evans VP-1 is preserved at the Aviodrome in the Netherlands, an Evans VP-2 is preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum in Norfolk, England.

Last updated September 05, 2010
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