Modifications to the Omniplane 2C in 1961, including an improved control system, upgrading to a 860 hp Lycoming YT53-L-1 turboshaft engine, and 5 ft nose extension to house a third lifting propeller, led to the redesignation 2D. The nose propeller improved control in pitch as well as in yaw, through the use of movable exit vanes.

The 2D completed tethered hover tests, but was damaged by a mechanical failure and discontinued in early 1962.

Source: AHS V/STOL Wheel

Overview

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Parent type: Vanguard Omniplane

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Other Powered Lift

Compound type: N/A compounded with 1 propulsors

Lift devices: 3 in Embedded fan or prop configuration

Dedicated control device: 2 Other

Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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