REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 8

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NX87458

NX87458
Long Island, New York, USA
1946
Photo:  Republic Aviation Corporation / Steinar Saevdal Collection
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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: 8
Manufacturing Date: 1946-05-20
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B8F # 23003 (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Franklin 6A8-215-B8F # 23004 (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Pre-production aircraft.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NX87458
NC87458
N87458
NO DATE Application for Registration for All Types of Aircraft (Form ACA 501) signed by C. H. Miller, Executive Vic President & General Manager, Republic Aviation Corporation.
1946-05-20 Application for Airworthiness Certificate for an Aircraft (Form ACA 305) signed by C. H. Miller, Executive Vice-President & General Manager.

FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATIONAL PRIVILEGES, PRIOR TO TYPE CERTIFICATION.

Approved on 1946-05-20 by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.

1946-05-20 Manufacturing Date.  Used for CAA Type Certification for ATC # 769.
1946-05-20 Aircraft Registration Certificate (Form ACA 500-A) No. 87458 issued.
Signed by CAA inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-05-20 Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate (Form ACA 308-A) No. 87458 issued.
Signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-05-20 Aircraft Inspection Report (Form ACA 307) approved by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.

AIRCRAFT: Republic Seabee high wing pusher amphibian type - featuring simplified all metal construction

ENGINES: Franklin 6A8-B8F Ser. #23003, 215 H.P. at 2500  - ATC 242 - 80 octane

PROPELLERS: Hartzell - (2) Blade Controllable Reversible
Type Cert. #845 - Hub Ser. #205
Blade Ser. 44597 & 44594
Blade Design L 8427

REMARKS: Republic is building (10) Seabees in this group. RC3-1
"EXPERIMENTAL" is displayed on cabin doors L/R sides

Report on R.A.C. NX Ships Licensed.
#1 Out of commission - recalling license
#2 At Air Cooled Motors, Rochester, N.Y.
#3 & #4 NonDemonstrational - Technical Flights Only
#5 First ship of the rev.-design.  To be used at R.A.C. Plant
#6 Never licensed - Went to N.Y. show.  This ship is now back in prod. line
#7 To be used for C.A.A. type cert.
#8, 9, & 10 to be used as demonstrators.  All three are now at plant being mod. to the latest design changes.

1946-07-01 Operation Limitations (Form ACA-309) signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
Empty weight: 2180 lbs.
1946-08-15 Weight And Balance Data Report issued. Empty weight: 2174.0 lbs.
Revised 1946-09-26.
1946-08-26 Statement of Conformity (Form ACA 317).
Aircraft has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 Tentative.
Signed by W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Requirements.
1946-11-15 Certification Notice (Form ACA 805):
Signed by M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1946-11-15 Application For Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of An Aircraft (Form ACA-305).  Signed by W. H. Ehmann (RAC).  Approved by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones on 1946-11-15.

Serial Nos:
Engine #23004
Propeller #310
Blades #44597 & 44594

This ship was originally licensed on May 20 as NX, and as of this date it is licensed NC.

1946-11-15 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-502) # 270306
Purchaser: Northwest Air Service, Inc.; Boeing Field, Seattle 8, Washington.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1946-11-15 Application for Registration of Aircraft (Form ACA-501):
Northwest Air Service, Inc.; Boeing Field, Seattle 8, Washington.
Joe E. Crosson, President.
1946-12-12 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Northwest Air Service, Inc.; Boeing Field, Seattle 8, Washington.
1946-12-12 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 292458
Purchaser: Ketchikan Air Service; Ketchikan, Alaska.
Seller: Northwest Air Service, Inc.; Boeing Field, Seattle 8, Washington.
1947-02-26 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Ketchikan Air Service; PO Box 1578, Ketchikan, Alaska.
1947-10-07 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 366353(?)
Purchaser: Charles M. Whipple (no address).
Seller: Ketchikan Air Service; Ketchikan, Alaska.
1947-10-07 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Charles M. Whipple; PO Box 2404, Ketchikan, Alaska.
1947-11-05 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Charles M. Whipple; PO Box 2404, Ketchikan, Alaska.
1948-10-20 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 443301
Purchaser: Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a; Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
Seller: Charles M. Whipple; PO Box 2404, Ketchikan, Alaska.
1949-01-12 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a;
Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
1949-01-24 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a;
Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
1949-06-01 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of An Aircraft (Form ACA-305):
Annual Inspection
Engine overhauled by Karl J. Omdahl, A&E # 1041469, Date: 1949-05-25.
CAA Inspector: Norman J. OBryan, Date: 1949-06-01.
1949-11-15 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 485796
Purchaser: Donald E. Breese; Box 75, Petersburg, Alaska.
Seller: Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a; Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
Encumbrance in the amount of $1,906.29.
1949-11-16 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Donald E. Breese; Box 75, Petersburg, Alaska.
1949-11-28 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Donald E. Breese; Box 75, Petersburg, Alaska.
1950-11-30 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 532026
Purchaser: Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a; Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
Seller: Donald E. Breese; Box 75, Petersburg, Alaska.
1950-11-30 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl d/b/a;
Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
1950-12-08 Registration Certificate (Form ACA-500 Part A) No: NC 87458 issued to:
Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl dba;
Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
1951-05-10 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 549925
Purchaser: Konkey S. Sztuk; Box 488, Petersburg, Alaska.
Seller: Quentin L. De Boer and Karl J. Omdahl D/B/A; Polar Star Air Service, Petersburg, Alaska.
1951-05-11 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Konkey S. Sztuk; Box 488, Petersburg, Alaska.
1951-05-17 Certificate of Registration (Form ACA-500.1 Part A) No: N 87458 issued to:
Konkey S. Sztuk; Box 488, Petersburg, Alaska.
1951-07-10 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 561220
Purchaser: Arnold W. Lake; 843 9th Street, Juneau, Alaska.
Seller: Konkey S. Sztuk; Box 488, Petersburg, Alaska.
1951-07-10 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Arnold W. Lake; 843 9th Street, Juneau, Alaska.
1951-07-12 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of An Aircraft (Form ACA-305):
Annual Inspection
Designee: Gordon Graham, DAMI # 8801, Date: 1951-08-03
CAA Inspector: Norman H. Salles, Date: 1951-08-21.
1951-08-14 Certificate of Registration (Form ACA-500.1 Part A) No: N 87458 issued to:
Arnold W. Lake; 843 9th Street, Juneau, Alaska.
1951-08-27 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 594928
Purchaser: Dayton G. Fleek; Box 1191, Douglas, Alaska.
Seller: Arnold W. Lake; 843 9th Street, Juneau, Alaska.
1951-12-04 Repair And Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments) (Form ACA-337):
Owner: Arnold W. Lake.
Agency: Richard A. Frank; Box 817, Juneau, Alaska.
Date work accomplished: 1951-12-03.
-Left aileron replaced by used one in airworthy condition.
-Aft half of left wing tip replaced with used one.  Forward half straightened.
-Left wing rib at wing tip repaired.
-Tail boom repair/replacement.
-Repair to left rear wing attachment fitting.
-Tail surfaces reinstalled.
-Replacement part painted.
Approved by CAA agent Norman H. Salles on 1951-12-11.
NO DATE Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Dayton G. Fleek; Box 1191, Douglas, Alaska.
1952-06-05 Certificate of Registration (Form ACA-500.1 Part A) No: N 87458 issued to:
Dayton G. Fleek; Box 1191, Douglas, Alaska.
1952-06-17 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 605157
Purchaser: Joseph J. Waddell; 926 A. Street, Juneau, Alaska.
Seller: Dayton G. Fleek; Box 1191, Douglas, Alaska.
1952-07-31 Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
Joseph J. Waddell; 926 A. Street, Juneau, Alaska.
1952-08-20 Certificate of Registration (Form ACA-500.1 Part A) No: N 87458 issued to:
Joseph J. Waddell; 926 A. Street, Juneau, Alaska.
1953-03-05 Bill of Sale (Form ACA-500 Part C) # 654326
Purchaser: William L. Burns; Cedar Park, West Juneau, Alaska.
Seller: Joseph J. Waddell; 926 A. Street, Juneau, Alaska.
(1953-03-05)
NO DATE
Application for Registration (Form ACA-500 Part B):
William L. Burns; Cedar Park, West Juneau, Alaska.
1953-06-29 Certificate of Registration (Form ACA-500.1 Part A) No: N 87458 issued to:
William L. Burns; General Delivery, Cedar Park, West Juneau, Alaska.
1953-07-27 Application For Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of An Aircraft (Form ACA-305)
Annual inspection.
1953-07-27 Major Repair And Alteration Form (Airframe, Powerplant, Propeller or Appliance) (Form ACA-337)
-Complete Hydraulics system repaired and overhauled.
-Landing gear overhauled. New brakes.
-Landing gear component parts removed for flying boat operation.
-Electric system completely rewired.
-Replaced corroded upper wing attachment fitting.
Empty weight: 2015 lbs. Landing gear off.
Agency: Gene M. Olson (A&E # 1255859) / Samuel R. Kern (A # 1259898)
1953-08-05 Aircraft Inspection Report (Form ACA-305)
Aircraft Total Hours: 551
Engine Serial No: 23004, Total Hours: 551
C of A (ACA-1362) issued to expire: 1954-07-31
(x) Airworthy signed by CAA Inspector: J. E. McCarthy on 1953-08-05.
1971-06-19 DEREGISTERED.  

Letter from FAA to William L. Burns

Order of Revocation. 

As registered owner, you failed to sign and submit an Aircraft Registration Eligibility, Identification and Activity Report, to the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Registry before 1 July 1970.

2011-08-19 Letter from FAA - Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750, to William L. Burns; West Juneau, AK 99801.

Certificate of Aircraft Registration for N87458 (...) was revoked on June 19, 1971... Unless the status of the aircraft is changed to one in which it can be properly registered, the assignment of N87458 to this aircraft will be scheduled for cancellation no sooner than 60 days from the date of this letter.

2012-09-18 Deregistration of United States Civil Aircraft (FAA AFS-750-17)
Last Registered Owner: BURNS WILLIAM L
The above registration is to be cancelled for the reason checked below:
(x) Expired
Date: September 18, 2012
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.

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