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Melfa VCA-1


The VCA-1 is a tiny single-seat, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction. The wing section is NASA GA(W)-1 with no sweepback. It has a constant chord with plain ailerons and electrically operated flaps. The fuselage uses 2024-T3 aluminum alloy. Landing gear are nonretractable tricycle type, and the Continental 0-200 fiat-four engine drives a two-blade Sensenich fixed-pitch propeller. The cockpit is enclosed and sweeps back to a combination fuselage/T-tail empennage.

Gross Wt. 1100 lb
Empty Wt. 710 lb
Fuel capacity 24.5 USG
Wingspan 20’
Length 18’
Engine 100-hp Con-tinental
Top speed 150 mph
Cruise 130 mph
Stall 57 mph
Climb rate 1100 fpm
Range 200 miles

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