REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 4

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NX87454

NX87454
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 4
Manufacturing Date: 1945-12-??
Engine: Franklin 6 AL 500 - Serial # 259 (213 HP at 2600 RPM)
Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Non-beaded fuselage.  Automobile-type air inlets screen.  Small trim-tabs.  Conventional wing floats.
Pre-production aircraft.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NX87454 1945-12-?? Manufacturing Date.
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.
1945-12-03 Application for Airworthiness Certificate for an Aircraft (Form ACA 305) signed by C. H. Miller, Executive Vic President & General Manager, Republic Aviation Corporation.

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 1946-01-29 by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.

(1946-01-29)
*NO DATE
Aircraft Registration Certificate (Form ACA 500-A) No. 87454 issued.  Signed by CAA inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-01-29 Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate (Form ACA 308-A) No. 87454 issued, signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-01-29 Aircraft Inspection Report (Form ACA 307) approved by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.

AIRCRAFT: Republic Seabee high wing pusher type all metal construction (no cloth or wood) featuring simplified design.

ENGINES: Franklin 6 AL 500 - Serial # 259, 213 HP at 2600 RPM, 80 octane, experimental type.

PROPELLERS: Hartzell blades (2), 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.
1946-12-17 Letter from Republic Aviation Corporation (Exec. Vice-President & General Manager C. H. Miller) to Chief, Registration and Recordation Section, CAA:  Subject: Republic Model RC-3 (Seabee) Serial #4, NX87454:

Subject airplane has been taken out of commission and will be used, in the future, for ground school purposes only.

Enclosed are the Airworthiness, and Registration Certificates, and the Operation Limitations record.

It is requested, therefore, that the Airworthiness and Registration Certificates of this airplane be cancelled.

1946-12-23 Cancelled from CAA Register by Aircraft Status Change (Form ACA 195). Cancelled for reason checked below: 10. At owner's request.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry File.

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