VP-2 Scratched for being underpowered???

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VP-2 Scratched for being underpowered???

Postby millerdvr » Sat May 16, 2009 2:03 pm

i have a set of plans for the VP2 but read that they were no longer considered any good because the "plane was dangerously underpowered"  

Any thoughts on whether this is true or not ?

thanks,
Chris
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Postby alan » Sat May 16, 2009 6:19 pm

I built a VP-2 in the early '80s. Using a Hapi 1835cc VW engine, the airplane was very underpowered. It is also quite small inside and really should be considered a single place airplane. I was never able to carry a passenger. There is no way I can remember how much it weighed. The VP-1 would be a much better choice.

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Re: VP-2 Scratched for being underpowered???

Postby flyranch » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:53 pm

millerdvr wrote:i have a set of plans for the VP2 but read that they were no longer considered any good because the "plane was dangerously underpowered"  

Any thoughts on whether this is true or not ?

thanks,
Chris


I just got my plans for the VP-1 and on the last page is this note:

NOTE: In reply to the constant request for information on VP-2 Plans, the truth is that they are no longer marketed due to the double liability on any 2-place.  A famous designer was sued by the PASSENGER of a SECOND OWNER, not builder, of one of his designs.  The costly experience caused him to stop plan sales.  I'm doing the same on the VP-2.


According to Evans, the VP-2 was designed as an 'occassional' 2-place.  Plans are still available online for free.  It is certainly not overpowered and only sports a 400 fpm climb with 2 aboard.

I plan to build one and use it as a single place, MAYBE an occassional 2-place depending on how skinny the other person is.
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Re: VP-2 Scratched for being underpowered???

Postby bullhauler137 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:31 am

where are the plans online please
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