This issue will be a little shorter this time so Iíd have room to put a decal in an envelope.
New members are: David Delong of Witchita Falls, TX (firstname.lastname@example.org), who bought N8262J, Robert Marshall of Pittsford, NY has N8294J, Wayne White in Anson, ME and Phil Jones of Bethlehem, PA.
Gerald Eldridge was looking for some torque link grease fittings (Stewart-Warner Alemite P/N 3019. I found 40 of them at Motion Industries, Inc., (602) 921-9800 here in Tempe and they shipped them to me from a Los Angeles warehouse. Call or write if you need some of those that I have.
With the advent of Doc Adams web site, I get more email. I will try to include as much of your correspondence as I can but there is so much, I may not be able to include it all. If I miss something that you want to convey to Varga owners that donít have email, let me know and Iíll post it as soon as I can.
I got the following e-mail from Phil Margo,
For your info and all of the other Varga owners as well I have created a Chart Clip that installs on stick aircraft like our VG2150s and others as well. It will hold approach plates, airprort directories, checklists, charts and even a stopwatch and a GPS. I gave Bob Stambovsky one to use and he is highly positive about it. I will send you photos and a blurb if you want to mention it in the newsletter. For more info there will be a web site within a few weeks stickjockey.com. Of course I can be reached at my e-mail address
[email@example.com ]. Any advice or other help or input you might have would be greatly appreciated.
I also got the following from Doc Adams.
www.vg-21.org is paid for by my family, but we would appreciate any donation up to $10./yr. to help cover the cost. I received two or three donations, and was very much appreciated. Checks can be made out to John or Barbara Adams. We have plans for adding a lot more info as time permits, and information is obtained and received.
Please Visit 'Your' New VG-21
Morrisey/Shinn/Varga Owners Association Site
It is a great resource, please try to support his web site if you can.
The next e-mail is from Pat and Lee Beery:
It looks like Barry Young would really like to buy a Varga:
Tom and Kate Harnish are also looking for a mid-time Varga, preferably in military colors. You can call them a (800) 759-5667.
I got a call from Olen Sumrall of Tylertown, Mississippi who is looking to buy a Model 2180 and just missed Cliff Shinnís plane (sold) but will consider a 2150A if you have or know of one for sale. You may call him at (601) 876-4789.
It appears that Doc Adams found another source for Varga Manuals
VARGAS FOR SALE:
1979 2150A, 1680 TTAE, King KLX135A, GPS/Com, annual 8/98, photos at elmdaleairpark.com Collins, transponder w/encoder, intercom, tow hook, $39,500. 915, 672-5115 or www.elmdaleairpark.com TX
1980 VARGA 2150 ""KACHINA''. 633 hours TTSN! This rare aircraft is perfect in every way! Excellent avionics, history and condition. For those who demand a ""like new'' airplane, this is it. $57,500. Screaming Eagle Aviation, 805, 525-7121; FAX 805, 525-4772. CA
MINT 1982, 180HP Varga, 360 TTSNA&E, IFR HSI, always hangared, $50,000 or swap for clean 180hp Apache. Cliff Shinn 760, 345-2676. CA
VARGA, 1976. EXCELLENT, 1125-TT, offered only until May 1st. Have fun this summer turning heads. $38,000. 937, 898-1475, after 6pm. OH
1978 2150A, 1000TT, STUNNING all original. Never spent a night outside. See to believe. Shadin Miniflow, I-Com, KX175B, xponder, coder. New gyros, batt., starter, fuel lines. A perfect Varga. Fresh annual. $41,000. 805, 239-4037. CA
1979 2150A, 1680 TTAE, King KLX135A, GPS/Com, annual 8/98, photos at elmdaleairpark.com Collins, transponder w/encoder, intercom, tow hook, $39,500. 915, 672-5115 or elmdaleairpark.com TX
The new owner of the Varga 2150A that crashed on a city street here in Chandler has the wreck for sale. Heís asking $9,000. It is located at a salvage yard here in Phoenix and Iím going to look at it to see what condition itís in. If youíre interested, I will tell you about it if you call me. He says if he must move it from the salvage yard in 8-10 days and take it to Tucson, the price will go up.