This undated photo of NX87453 seems to have
been taken some years after
|Manufacturer:||Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.|
|Type Certificate No:||A-769|
|Engine:|| Franklin 6 AL 500 - Serial #
257 (213 HP at 2600 RPM)
Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
fuselage. Automobile-type air inlets screen. Small
trim-tabs. Conventional wing floats.
|1945-12-03||Application for Registration for All Types of Aircraft (Form ACA 501) signed by C. H. Miller, Executive Vic President & General Manager, Republic Aviation Corporation.|
for Airworthiness Certificate for an Aircraft (Form ACA 305) signed
by C. H. Miller, Executive Vic President & General Manager, Republic
Describe any special purpose for which aircraft will be used; "FOR SERVICE TEST AND GENERAL USE, PRIOR TO REQUESTING TYPE CERTIFICATION, DEMONSTRATIONAL PRIVILEGES".
Approved on 1946-01-15 by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
|1946-01-15||Aircraft Registration Certificate (Form ACA 500-A) No. 87453 issued. Signed by CAA inspector Harry M. Jones.|
|1946-01-15||Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate (Form ACA 308-A) No. 87453 issued, signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.|
Inspection Report (Form ACA 307) approved by CAA Inspector Harry M.
AIRCRAFT: Republic Seabee high wing pusher type all metal construction (no cloth or wood) featuring simplified design.
ENGINES: Franklin 6 AL 500 - Serial # 257, 213 HP at 2600 RPM, 80 octane, experimental type.
PROPELLERS: Hartzell blades (2) Design #3620, Experimental reversible type.
REMARKS: Republic is building (5) Seabees in this group to be used for demonstrators. "EXPERIMENTAL" is displayed on cabin doors L/R side.
|1946-01-??||First test flight.|
|1946-12-05||Given to Long Island Agricultural Institute, Conklin St., Farmingdale, New York.|
|1949-03-22||Letter sent from CAA/Aircraft Records Section A-300 to Republic Aviation Corporation, requesting a return statement (Form ACA-1911) of current status of aircraft.|
|1949-03-28||Statement (ACA-1911) received from Republic Aviation Corporation: (x) I am no longer the owner of the aircraft. It was given Dec. 5, 1946 to: Long Island Agricultural Institute, Conklin St., Farmingdale, New York. Signed by O. P. Hess.|
|1949-04-13||Letter sent from CAA/Aircraft Records Section A-300 to Long Island Agricultural Institute, Conklin St., Farmingdale, New York, requesting a return statement (Form ACA-1911) of current status of aircraft.|
|1949-04-15||Form ACA-1911 signed by Long Island Agricultural Institute, D. Wallee: (x) The aircraft has been permanently retired from service and I request that registration be canceled. Received by CAA on 1949-04-18.|
|1949-04-22||Cancelled from CAA Register by Aircraft Status Change (Form ACA 195). Cancelled for reason checked below: 10. At owner's request.|
Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry File.