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

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Vanguard Air and Marine Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Vanguard Air and Marine Corporation

Parent type: Vanguard Omniplane

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Other

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Lift augmentation (x3)

Dedicated control device: Other (x2)

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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