- Varga 2150 Kachina
2150 Kachina Varga 2150A Kachina at Carlsbad/Palomar California in January 2008 Role National origin United States Manufacturer Morrisey, Shinn, Varga Designer William J. Morrisey First flight 1958 Developed from Morrisey Nifty
The Varga 2150 Kachina is an American all-metal low fixed-wing two-seat light aircraft fitted with a tricycle undercarriage.
In 1958 William J. Morrisey re-engineered his 1948-designed wood and fabric Model 1000C as the all-metal Morrisey 2000 and two test aircraft were completed. A further improvement came with the Morrisey 2150 with a 108 hp Lycoming O-235 engine and the Morrisey Aircraft Company built nine aircraft by the end of 1959.
The 2150A design rights were sold to the Varga Aircraft Corporation in 1967 which built the Varga 2150A Kachina at Chandler, Arizona between 1975 and 1982. 121 2150A Kachinas were completed together with 18 examples of the Varga 2180 with a 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A2D engine. A tailwheel option was available as the Varga 2150TG.
Bill Morrisey later re-acquired the design rights and later re-launched a kit version of the original Morrisey 2000C
The Morrisey/Shinn/Varga 2150 remains in widespread use in the USA and several aircraft are flown in Europe and South America.
- Morrisey 2000C
- Variant with Lycoming O-235 engine 
- Morrisey 2150
- Variant with a Lycoming O-320-A2C engine.
- Shinn 2150
- Morrisey 2150 built by Shinn Engineering.
- Varga 2150A Kachina
- Morrisey 2150 built by Varga Aircraft.
- Varga 2150TG
- Tailwheel version of the 2150A
- Varga 2180 Kachina
- Variant with Lycoming O-360-A2D engine.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977–78, p.417–18
- Crew: One pilot
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 21 ft 3 in (6.48 m)
- Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
- Height: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
- Wing area: 142 ft2 (13.2 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,130 lb (510 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,820 lb (824 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320-A2C, 150 hp (110 kW)
- Maximum speed: 148 mph (238 km/h)
- Range: 525 miles (845 km)
- Service ceiling: 22,000 ft (6,700 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,450 ft/min (7.4 m/s)
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