REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 12

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NX87462
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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: 12
Manufacturing Date: 1946-06-19
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F # 23010 (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Pre-production aircraft.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NX87462
NC87462
1946-06-19 Manufacturing Date.
1946-06-25 Application for Registration for All Types of Aircraft (Form ACA 501) signed by C. H. Miller, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Republic Aviation Corporation.
1946-06-25 Application for Airworthiness Certificate for an Aircraft (Form ACA 305) signed by W. H. Ehman, Republic Aviation Corporation.

Approved on 1946-06-25 by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.

1946-06-25 Aircraft Registration Certificate (Form ACA 500-A) No. 87462 issued.  Signed by CAA inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-06-25 Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate (Form ACA 308-A) No. 87462 issued.  Signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
1946-07-19 Certification Notice (Form ACA 805)

This is to confirm my understanding that

Aircraft: REPUBLIC Model: RC-3 Serial Number: 12 Identification Mark: NC 87462

has been manufactured in accordance with the data submitted in support of an application for type certification; that as a result of the examination of such data, and the tests and inspections conducted, recommendations for final approval accompanied by supporting data are being transmitted to the Washington office for analysis and final action; and that prior to issuance of the aircraft specification, it may become necessary to make certain minor modifications or adjustments to the subject aircraft in order to continue the effectiveness of the airworthiness certificate.

Republic Aviation Corporation (Manufacturer)
Signed M. J. Peale,
Vice-President

1946-07-19 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. #23010 - 215 H.P. at 2500  80 octane - ATC 242

PROPELLERS: Hartzell - (2) Blade Controllable Reversible, Type Cert. #845

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

1946-07-01 Operation Limitations (Form ACA-309) signed by CAA Inspector Harry M. Jones.
Empty weight: 2180 lbs.
1946-08-13 Statement of Conformity (Form ACA 317)

To the CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION:
I, having been authorized for this purpose by Republic Aviation Corporation (Manufacturer), certify that the aircraft Republic (Make), RC-3 (Model), 12 (Serial number), has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 Tentative and any revision or modification thereof approve by the Administration as of August 13, 1946, with the exception of the following deviations: None.

Date August 13, 1946
W. I. Stieglitz (signed)
Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts

1947-11-13 Letter from Republic Aircraft Corporation, M. I. Peale/President & General Manager, to CAA, Chief/Registration and Recordation Section.  Subject: Republic Mordel RC-3 (Seabee) Serial Nos. 7 and 12.

Subject airplanes have been taken out of commission and will be used, in the future, for ground school purposes only.
...
It is respectfully requested that the Airworthiness and Registration Certificates of these airplanes be cancelled.

1947-11-19 Aircraft Status Change (Form ACA 195).
Canceled for reason checked below:
(x) 9. Used for ground school purposes only (See letter of Nov. 13, 1947)
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry File.

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