REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 97

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N87537

N87537
Clear Lake, California, USA
Photo: William T. Larkins

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 97
Manufacturing Date: 1946-10-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Lycoming GO-480- (Simuflight) conversion. 
Remarks: Wide spray rails. Extended wings. Droop tips.
Mode S codes: 53005712 / AC0BCA
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC87537
N87537
1946-10-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-10-?? Test flight.
1946-10-22 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to North American Airport Corporation; White Plains, New York, USA.
   
1956-08-29 A/W date.
   
1965-05-28 Substantially damaged in hard landing on rough water near Muskegon, Michigan.  The 34 year old pilot (12 hours in type) was uninjured. [NTSB Identification: CHI66F0063].
1970-11-08 Substantially damaged after hitting a floating plank during water take off in Winter Haven, Florida.  The aircraft swerved and  R/H float dug in.  The 38 year old pilot (15 hours in type) and the 3 passengers were uninjured. [NTSB Identification: MIA71DLD33].
1989-10-16 C of R issued to:
Ed Clark Jr.; 13004 Yukon Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250-5424.
Ed Clark Jr.; 21807 South Embassy Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810-1738.
Co-owner: Constance Clark.
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.

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