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N87566 (Photo: Derek Heley)

Maui - Kahului (OGG / PHOG), Hawaii, USA
08 June 2002
Photo: courtesy Derek Heley
Original photo at


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 128
Manufacturing Date: 1946-11-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Lycoming GO-480 (295 HP)
Remarks: Extended wings
Spill plates ("splates")
Extended spray rails
Mode S codes: 53006062 / AC0C32
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N87566 1946-11-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-11-?? Test flight.
1946-11-25 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Turgeon Flying Service, Inc.; Northbrook, Illinois, USA.
1955-10-20 A/W Date.
(1987) Owner Mr. Ed Hart beached the airplane onto a beach when he applied full power to 'slide' the Seabee on its hull up on dry land.  Later he backed the Seabee off the beach and continued to an other destination.  He landed on water again and moored the Seabee in Michigan City Harbor. When he returned to the Seabee it had sunk, probably due to damages inflicted when beaching.
1999-12-31 C of R issued to:
Ross J. Hart; 647 West Roscoe Street Rear, Chicago, Illinois 60657-2900, USA
2010-10-19 C of R issued to:
Edward T. Hart; 303 Makia Place, Makawao, Hawaii 96768-8051.
Tel: (808) 572-0884
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.


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