VOLKSPLANE
VOLKSPLANE

Manufacturer

EVANS

Markings:

James Glaze, Tucson, AZ 1990

Designation:

VP-1

Registration:

N47188

EVANS VP-1 VOLKSPLANE

The VP-1 was designed by W. S. Evans of La Jolla, California to be as easy as possible to build in a home workshop and with a minimum of tooling. The final design is a boxy wood and fabric, single-seat sport plane. The fuselage is nothing more than a plywood box while the constant chord of the wings makes all the ribs identical and eases production and assembly. A Volkswagen engine powers the VP-1 and it was from this that the name Volksplane was derived. The VP-1s ease of construction and docile flying characteristics has made it very popular and literally hundreds have been built around the world.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 24 ft
  • Length: 18 ft
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 685 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 95 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 10,000 ft
  • Range: 200 miles
  • Engines: 1 1600 to 1800 cc Volkswagen automobile engine with 50 horsepower
  • Crew: 2