REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 120

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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: 120 / Experimental 120-916.
Manufacturing Date: 1946-10-29
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) s/n 23120
1978-05-02 replaced Franklin 6A8-215-B9F, s/n 23773
Currently Franklin 6A8-215-B9F, s/n 23276
Remarks: Extended Wings
Droop Wing Tips
Extended spray rails
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N87558 1946-10-23 Weight and Balance.  Empty weight 2186 lbs.
1946-10-28 Statement of Conformity, to certify that # 120 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 Tentative.
1946-10-29 Manufacturing Date.
1946-10-29 Test flight.  Total time at factory for acceptance 1:36.
1946-10-31 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Piedmont Aviation, Inc.; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
1946-10-31 Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate issued.  Engine 6A8-215-B8F s/n 23120, propeller Hartzell Controllable Reversible No. HC12x20-2 s/n 1151, blades s/n 45692/45843.
1946-10-31 Application for Registration of Aircraft (ACA-501): Piedmont Aviation, Inc.; Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
1946-10-31 Aircraft Registration Certificate (ACA 500-A) issued to Piedmont Aviation, Inc.; Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
1946-11-04 Bill of Sale: Seller: Piedmont Aviation, Inc. (T. H. Davies, President). / Purchaser: Cannon Aviation Co., Inc.; Municipal Airport, Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
1946-11-04 Application for Registration of Aircraft (ACA-501): Cannon Aviation Co., Inc.; Municipal Airport, Hickory, North Carolina, USA.  Recorded by CAA 1946-11-12.
1947-01-15 Registration Certificate (ACA-500A) issued to Cannon Aviation Co., Inc.; Municipal Airport, Hickory, North Carolina, USA.
1947-09-06 Bill of Sale (ACA-500C): Seller: Cannon Aviation Co., Inc. / Purchaser: Sports-Aire Charter Service; 731 N Gardiner Avenue, Rockford, Illinois, USA.  Recorded by CAA 1947-09-12.
1947-09-08 Application for Registration (ACA-500B): Sports-Aire Charter Service; 731 N Gardiner Avenue, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
1947-09-12 Registration Certificate (ACA-500A)  issued to Sports-Aire Charter Service; 731 N Gardiner Avenue, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
1947-11-03 Bill of Sale: Seller:  Sports-Aire Charter Service (Karl E. Bietau, Partner). / Purchaser: Elwyn V. West; Box 270, Ely, Minnesota, USA.
1947-11-03 Application for Registration of Aircraft (ACA-501): Elwyn V. West; Box 270, Ely, Minnesota, USA.
1947-12-03 Registration Certificate issued to Elwyn V. West; Box 270, Ely, Minnesota, USA.
1949-09-09 Bill of Sale: Seller: Elwyn V. West. / Purchaser: Martin Myre; RFD, Seneca, Illinois, USA. $ 1400,00.
1950-01-16 Bill of Sale: Seller: Martin Myre. / Purchaser: Forest Hyland; 40 Potomac Street, PO Box 992, Dayton, Ohio, USA.  Recorded by CAA 1950-01-23.
1950-01-16 Application for Registration: Forest Hyland; 40 Potomac Street, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
1950-01-23 Certificate of Registration issued to Forest Hyland; 40 Potomac Street, PO Box 992, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
1951-01-25 Bill of Sale: Seller: Hyland Machine Company (Forest Hyland, President). / Purchaser: Skyways, Inc.; Dayton Municipal Airport, Box 175, Vandalia, Ohio, USA.  Recorded by CAA 1951-02-23.
1951-01-25 Application for Registration: Skyways, Inc.; Dayton Municipal Airport, Box 175, Vandalia, Ohio, USA.
1951-02-23 Certificate of Registration issued to Skyways, Inc.; Dayton Municipal Airport, Box 175, Vandalia, Ohio, USA.
1951-05-26 Bill of Sale: Seller: Skyways, Inc. (Carl Eugene Negby?, President). / Purchaser: James E. Marker; RR#2, New Lebanon, Ohio, USA.
1951-05-26 Application for Registration: James E. Marker; RR#2, New Lebanon, Ohio, USA.
1951-06-05 Certificate of Registration issued to James E. Marker; RR#2, New Lebanon, Ohio, USA.
1953-10-24 Bill of Sale: Seller: James E. Marker. / Purchaser: Harold J. Guyder; 432 Hubbell Avenue, Syracuse, New York, USA.
1953-10-25 Application for Registration: Harold J. Guyder; Syracuse, New York, USA.
1953-11-09 Certificate of Registration issued to Harold J. Guyder; 432 Hubbell Avenue, Syracuse, New York, USA.
1957-05-15 Bill of Sale: Seller: Harold J. Guyder. / Purchaser: George Heintz Jr.; 97 East Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York, USA. Recorded by CAA 1957-06-07.
1957-05-15 Application for Registration: George Heintz Jr.; 97 East Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York, USA.
1957-06-07 Certificate of Registration issued to George Heintz Jr.; 97 East Lake Road, Skaneateles, New York, USA.  Duplicate 1959-09-25.
1960-10-25 Bill of Sale: Seller: George Heintz Jr. / Purchaser: Win Air Service Co., Inc.; Hancock Field, Syracuse 11, New York, USA.
1961-01-27 Bill of Sale: Seller: Win Air Service Co., Inc. (Bernard Wind..., Vice President). / Purchaser: Robert B. McElroy; 127 Grant Street, Haworth, New Jersey, USA.
1961-03-05 Application for Registration: Robert B. McElroy; Haworth, New Jersey, USA.
1961-05-05 Certificate of Registration issued to Robert B. McElroy; 127 Grant Street, Haworth, New Jersey, USA.
N14R 1961-11-17 Registration changed from N87558 to N14R.
1963-03-11 Bill of Sale: Seller: Robert B. McElroy / Purchaser: Basil B. Beck; 73 Union Street, Watertown, MA, USA.  Doc. recorded 1963-03-22.
1963-03-11 Application for Registration: Basil B. Beck; 73 Union Street, Watertown, MA, USA.
1963-07-24 Basil B. Beck; 73 Union Street, Watertown, MA, USA.
1966-08-22 Installation of spray rails in accordance with Aero Products Engineering, Inc. STC SA2-1253, by Aero Products Engineering, Inc., James C. Addison, President.
1978-05-02 Engine s/n 23120 replaced by engine s/n 23774.
1980-04-30 Aircraft Bill of Sale: Seller: Basil B. Beck / Purchaser: Robert H. Bjornlund; Lamesa, CA, USA.  Conveyance recorded 1980-07-18.
1980-05-10 Aircraft Registration Application by Robert H. Bjornlund.
1980-07-18 C of R issued to Robert H. Bjornlund; 8425 Lamesa Boulevard, Lamesa, CA 92041, USA.
1981-05-22 Ready for export to Sweden at TOT 698,5 hrs.
1981-06-23 Request for cancellation wired to FAA Aircraft Registry by Robert H. Bjornlund.
1981-06-25 Cancelled from US CAR.
SE-IIO 1981-06-22 First flight (0:30) in Sweden from ESSY (?). 
1981-07-02 Leif Gustav Eriksson; Upplands Väsby, Sweden.
1982-07-19 Registration LN-ALN reserved on Norwegian CAR for Per Coucheron; Oslo, Norway.  A/C total time: Approx. 400 hrs.  Not taken up.  Reservation was cancelled on 1985-03-20.
1984-07-24 Tommy Lundqvist; Täby, Sweden.
1988-03-15 Åke Leonard Jansson; Vallentuna, Sweden.
1993-04-19 Bo J. O. Larsson; Flintvägen 11, SE-175 61 Järfälla, Sweden.

Co-owner: Åke Leonard Jansson; Lindönäs, SE-186 92 Vallentuna, Sweden.

1993-05-13 Gear down landing on Lake "Klemmingen", near Gnesta, W of Vängsö.  Flipped over and sank.
1993-05-31 C of A expired.  Stored in Vallentuna.
1993-08-23 Observed stored in Vallentuna.
1995 Under rebuild and restoration at Bromma (?) by Bo Larsson and Åke L. Jansson.
Swedish EAA Chapter 222 "Experimental" building permit # 120-916.
1996-??-?? Åke Leonard Jansson; Vallentuna, Sweden.
2000-02-27 Vings and control surfaces under restoration at Åke Jansson's workshop in Vallentuna.  Fuselage under restoration at Bromma Airport by Bo Larsson.
????-??-?? Björn Ek
Lindönäs gård
SE-186 92 Vallentuna
Sweden
Tel: +46 851- 171 162
Mob: +46 705-171 162

Åke L. Jansson
Lindönäs
SE-186 92 Vallentuna
Sweden
Tel: +46 851- 177 978
Mob: +46 708-498 292

2004-06-17 Test flight permit issued for Björn Ek; Vallentuna.
2004-07-?? Restoration finished.  First flight after restoration.
2006-??-?? Björn & Anita Ek
Lindönäs gård
SE-186 92 Vallentuna
Sweden
Tel: +46 851-171 162
Mob: +46 705-171 162
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Svensk Luftfartygsregister.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC
Kay Hagby/NORARC; Norway.
Björn Ek; Sweden.
RAC Seabee Delivery List
FAA Files N87558/N14R.

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