Register here

Author Topic: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters  (Read 16426 times)

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2018, 06:33:43 am »
Let's just say that the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company, and it's serious design work began with the machine that became the XR-1.

Thank you,and you meant maybe PL-2 was the XR-1 ?.

Offline Platt-LePage Aircraft

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • Platt-LePage Aircraft Co. Archives
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2018, 10:58:47 pm »
The PL-3 was the design that became the XR-1.

The basic design was the similar to the XR-1, with some changes to the side cockpit glazing, for better visibility.

Their real design and construction work began when Platt-LePage Aircraft set up in Eddystone Pa, on the grounds of the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

They had started construction of the helicopter shortly before winning the Dorsey Bill contract, and once they had the XR-1 contract in hand, they expanded their facilities accordingly. (They remained a fairly small company)






Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2018, 06:10:42 am »
Thank you for the Info dear Platt-LePage.

Offline circle-5

  • Concept Models Guy
  • Top Contributor
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 1157
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2018, 11:34:15 am »
This photo is currently for sale on eBay for about $2.50.

Offline Platt-LePage Aircraft

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • Platt-LePage Aircraft Co. Archives
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2018, 05:11:41 am »
It's just a poor copy of an image swiped from NASM.


Offline Platt-LePage Aircraft

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • Platt-LePage Aircraft Co. Archives
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2018, 04:59:24 am »
A sample of what the photo should look like.

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2019, 11:43:44 am »
From JAWA 1947,

here is a more info about PL-11,PL-12 & PL-14.

Offline Platt-LePage Aircraft

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • Platt-LePage Aircraft Co. Archives
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2019, 11:35:32 am »
I first read that excerpt in JAWA when I was a kid in school back in the 1970s.

Unfortunately by the time that was published Platt-LePage had been closed since Aug. of 1946.
One ex-PL-LP employee I interviewed mentioned she was working on drawings for the smaller Tilt-Rotor one day, and literally the next day, working on drawings for a piece of industrial equipment. That is how fast they were shut down, and the personnel moved to another company. (non aircraft)




 

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2019, 03:14:23 pm »
Thank you my dear.

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 07:36:34 am »
From Ali Nouva 10/1951,

what was this Project ?.

Offline nugo

  • CLEARANCE: Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 333
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #55 on: Yesterday at 10:06:13 pm »
  Hi All!

 Maybe "proposal" of XV-1/XV-3 competition

Offline hesham

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 22570
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #56 on: Today at 04:29:35 am »
  Hi All!

 Maybe "proposal" of XV-1/XV-3 competition

Maybe my dear Nugo,

but how,the company liquidated in 1946/47 ?.

Offline Platt-LePage Aircraft

  • CLEARANCE: Confidential
  • *
  • Posts: 52
    • Platt-LePage Aircraft Co. Archives
Re: Platt-LePage XR-1 and XR-1A twin-rotor helicopters
« Reply #57 on: Today at 06:07:27 pm »
Platt-LePage Aircraft was closed down in August of 1946.

The picture doesn't correspond to anything I've seen regarding Platt-LePage Aircraft Co.

It's possible the artist lifted some details from Haviland Platt's later VTOL patent applications.