Evans Volksplane VP-2 is based on the Evans VP-1. A low-wing two-seat light plane with an open-cockpit and all-wood design allowing amateur construction. The first VP-2 was produced in 1971, 5 years after the initial model VP-1.
The objectives were to construct a light plane that would be easy and affordable to build, and easy and safe to fly.
The fuselage is made from plywood. The wings made from wood are covered by fabric and are detachable to allow easy transport of the plane by road.
The VP-2, like the VP-1, uses popular engines among homebuilt aircraft: the Volkswagen air-cooled flat4 engines from VW Beetle. The engine displacement can be between 1834 to 2100 ccm producing 60 hp by the least powerful variant. Due to the flaws in the aerodynamics, the flying performance was lower than similar planes with the same engine.
Wingspan: 8.23 m (27 ft)
Length: 5.87 m (19 ft 3 in)
Height: 1.56 m (5 ft 1½ in)
Wing area: 12.08 m² (130 sq ft)
Max speed: 153 km/h (95 mph)
Cruising speed: 121 km/h (75 mph)
Stalling speed: 64 km/h (40 mph)
Never exceed speed: 190 km/h (120 mph)
Rate of climb: 3.6 m/s (700 ft/min)
Fuel capacity: 53 L (14 US gallons)
Range: 402 km (250 miles)
Empty weight: 290 kg (640 lb)
Loaded weight: 472 kg (1,040 lb)