Platt-LePage XR-1

 

The construction of this aircraft was underway when Platt-LePlage were awarded a contract by the U.S. Army awarded, in July 1940, to complete the development. 

 

The aircraft suffered from handling difficulties with poor lateral control and a potential control reversal in turns.

 

Source: “Dr. W. Laurence LePage, From XR-1 to Tilt-Rotor”, Jay Brian Hendrickson, Paper presented at the American Helicopter Society 61st Annual Forum, Grapevine, TX, June 1-3, 2005

 

 

Attribution
Overview
Parent type Platt-LePage XR-1
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Platt-LePage Aircraft Company
Primary manufacturer Platt-LePage Aircraft Company
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Max gross weight (ground) 2,146 kg 4,730 lb
Crew 1
Seating arrangement Tandem
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Tandem (Lateral)
Control device type None
Features
Number of engines 1
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 2
Number of control devices 0
Milestones associated with the Platt-LePage XR-1
1941 First flight of the Platt-LePage XR-1

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