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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 ?.

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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)






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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.