Part of this issue is in the form of image
files. Click on the underlined links to see the images.
There doesn’t seem to be a whole
lot going on in the Varga world these days so I have filled this issue with
copies of some of the FAA 337’s that I got from Ralph Haven of
. One of The 337s included here relocates the battery to forward of the firewall
and The other revised the fuel vent system the way Bill Morrisey did on the
Bravo experimental airplane that Bill tried to market as a kit a long time ago.
He also has 337s for modification of
the fuel system to move The gascolator and the electric fuel pump the space
under the pilot’s floor and put The electric end mechanical fuel pumps in
series rather than in parallel, change the fuel valves to a single unit and move
the oil cooler forward for better cooling. I will include those in later issues.
Randy Thwing is an EAA member whose
local chapter just acquired a Morrisey Bravo fuselage. It looks mostly like a
Varga fuselage but with a steel tube structure (instead of aluminum) extending
from behind the wing to the tail. It was designed to be a tail dragger with
Cessna-like spring gear. If he can find some Varga wings and other parts he and
his FAA chapter may put it together. I offered to help if I can and I wish him
I forgot to mention in the last issue
that Bill Morrisey has passed away. I consider myself lucky to have known him. I
also noticed in the last issue of Kitplanes” magazine that Don Downie, a long
time aviation writer and early chronicler of Morrisey, Shirin and Varga
airplanes, had also died. He will be missed as well.
I got an email from Mike White of
5048 Bixby Road
who said that he bought Joe Chabel’s airplane, N4631V. You may remember that
Joe had his engine converted to 160 HP awhile back and I included his paper work
in a newsletter. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Bynum of 8411 Market Ava N.,
, sent a letter to notify me that he has purchased Varga 2150A N8275J from Gus
Mihlebach. His email address is email@example.com
if you want to contact him to say hello.
Buddy Wyatt of P0 Box 3500,
Edgartown, MA 02539 has recently purchased Shinn N5142V and says that he has a
story about it to tell for publication in the newsletter.
In a recent email, Peter Eigenberger
said he is making progress on the reconstruction of a damaged model 2180 and
expects to be in the air in March after 1400 hours of work.
FLYING THE WEB:
Here are some interesting web sites:
www.betawings.com Check this out to vote on the design of
Please let me know if you know of , or wish to plan, an event that would be of
interest to Varga owners.
I’ve heard a rumor that the
local Copperstate FAA Fly In has chosen a new site for this year. I will let you
know where and when as soon as I find out if you feel like a trip to sunny
this fall. Although I haven’t heard from him in awhile, I assume that Dr.
Jack Shuler is still willing to plan and shepherd a caravan’ type Varga fly-in
in 2002. His
ment was “If we start a full year ahead, I figure we can get space to have a
“Varga row’ at
. And I can push hard enough to stage at Fon-Du-Lac and
e as a group.’1 I have agreed to go. If any of you are interested in such an
adventure, please contact Jack at:
Dr. Jack Shuler
30 Litchfield Road
Home phone: (603) 434-6683
Work phone: (603) 434-0044
PLANES & PARTS
Varga manuals are available from:
Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Op. Manual - $7
Service Manual - $35
Parts Manual - $30
I learned recently that a local
pany called Angel Air has a Varga for rent and for instruction here in
. I’ve not seen a Varga available for rent anywhere in a long time. How about
MEMBERS & OWNERS
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For those of you who don’t know, I am the former Varga Aircraft Corporation
engineering manager (1975-1982) and may be able to help you with a problem. I
can be reached at:
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You may also be able to find me at
hanger A9 or hanger RR2 at Falcon Field in
Form 337 Battery Relocation, page 1,
Form 337 Fuel Vent System, page 1,
New Fuel Vent System drawing
Fuel Vent (Piper) drawing
Letter describing modifications
from Ralph Haven