My personal plane but will be for sale soon
N5062V is the first factory built Varga Katchina 2150A, Serial Number 1 (actually VAC-50). Formerly owned by the Varga Society President and features an FAA Field Approval Lycoming Factory Re-man 160HP, 0-320-B2C Powerplant.
In 1948, Douglas Aircraft test pilot/aircraft designer W.J. Morrisey produced a wood-and-fabric light aircraft, the 1000C (Nifty). In 1958 he reworked that basic design, giving it an all-metal structure and increased power. In 1958 The Morrisey Aviation Inc. company began building the re-designed aircraft. Two units were completed as the Morrisey 2000. A further improvement came with the Morrisey 2150, incorporating a 108 hp Lycoming O-235 engine. The company built nine aircraft by the end of 1959.
The construction and design rights were then sold to Shinn Engineering Inc. which built 35 improved Shinn 2150A aircraft with a 150 hp (110 kW) Lycoming O-320-A2C engine, before ceasing production in 1962.
The 2150A design rights were sold in 1967 to George Varga who formed the Varga Aircraft Corporation. The Varga 2150A Kachina was built at Chandler, Arizona between 1975 and 1982. 121 2150A Kachinas were completed together with 18 examples of the Varga 2180 with a 180 hp Lycoming O-360-A2D engine. A tailwheel option was available as the Varga 2150TG.
• Length: 21 ft 2 in
• Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in
• Height: 7 ft 0 in
• Wing area: 144.0 sq ft
• Empty weight: 1,249 lb.
• Max takeoff weight: 1,817 lb normal category
• Fuel capacity: fuel: 35.0 US gal
• Maximum speed: 128 kts., 147 mph
• Cruise speed: 117 kts., 135 mph, 75% power,
• Stall speed: 49.5 kts., 57 mph flaps up, 45 kts., 52 mph, flaps down
• Never exceed speed: 147.5 kts., 170 mph
• Range: 455 nm.
• Service ceiling: 21,998 ft
• Rate of climb: 1,450 ft/min
• Wing loading: 12.6 lb/sq ft.
• Take-off run to 50 ft : 440 ft
• Landing run from 50 ft : 449 ft