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
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Tandem (Lateral) (x2)
Crew required: 1
Crew seating: Tandem
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 2146 kg (4730 lb)