Friday, January 22, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,040. Empty wt. 640. Fuel capacity 14. Wingspan 27'. Length 19'. Engine 60-hp Volkswagen.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 100. Cruise mph 75. Stall mph 45. Climb rate 500. Ceiling 10,000. Takeoff run 700. Landing roll 400. Range 200.
The VP-2 is generally similar to its smaller brother, the VP-1, except for an increased span and chord measurement, and the fuselage width is 12 inches wider to make room for the extra passenger. Any stock VW engine from 1,834cc to 2,100cc can be used. The VP-2 with a passenger aboard is designed for “normal category” use, which allows non-aerobatic operation and all maneuvers incident to normal flying. Without a passenger, “utility category” use is permitted, which includes stalls, lazy eights, chandelles, and steep turns with a bank angle of more than 60 degrees. Aerobatics are not approved in either the VP-1 or VP-2.