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

Overview

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Parent type: Platt-LePage XR-1

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 2 in Tandem (Lateral) configuration

Crew required: 1 in Tandem arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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