RC2122 Evans Volksplane Plan
As featured in RCME August 2013
The Evans Volksplane first flew in 1968 and provided a very cheap, straightforward and
stable aircraft for budding home builders. Of all wood, strut-braced construction and covered in fabric, an upgraded VW Beetle engine could power this diminutive 24ft span aircraft to speeds of over 100 knots, and with a 200-mile range and a ceiling of over 10,000ft it was hugely successful and desirable.
Designed by Peter Miller in 1983, this 1/6-scale version is of traditional built-up construction and although originally designed for i.c. power, it’s the perfect candidate for an electric conversion and a great scale project for first-time builders.
Model Type: Sport scale (home built)
Designed by: Peter Miller
Wingspan: 53" (1346mm)
Fuselage length: 42" (1080mm)
Wing area: 3.3 sq. ft. (0.3 sq. m)
All up weight: 3lbs 11oz (1673g)
Wing loading: 18oz/ sq. ft. (5.5kg / sq. m)
Control functions: Aileronelevator, rudder, throttle
Rec'd engine: .25 – 30cu. in. two-stoke or .40 four -stroke
Red'd powertrain: Vortex 42/50/70 motor; 3200mAh 3s Li-po; 60A ESC