Evans VP-1 Volksplane

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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