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at Ruzakowski's, Marion, North Dakota
15 September 2010
Photo: Steven Mestler courtesy Rob den Hartog


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 182
Manufacturing Date: 1946-11-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

Rich Brumm overhauled engine. Bracket air filter, oil filter, Hartzell propeller, spinner, Sky-Tec starter, Cleveland brakes, large spray rails, gas heater, 4 place inter com, shoulder harness (4), bilge pumps, modified tail wheel.

Lip seals on all wheel bearings, new glass, landing  lights, JPI EDI 700, Narco 12D, Edo Trans, Garmin 295.

Mode S codes: 51273067 / A57637

Reg. No. Date Remarks
1946-11-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-12-02 Test flight.
1947-12-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee distributor Anderson Air Activities; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
1946-12-06 C of R issued to:
Upper Michigan Aviation Service; Iron mountain, Michigan.
1947-05-05 C of R issued to:
Edward C. Hoyer; Hancock, Michigan.
1949-06-13 C of R issued to:
Roger W. Wesala; Houghton, Michigan.
1952-06-07 C of R issued to:
Isle Royale Air Service Inc.; Chicago, Illinois.
1953-04-17 V. Robert Erickson; ?
1953-06-30 C of R issued to:
Robert L. Lockwood; Park Ridge, Illinois.
1956-06-05 C of R issued to:
Alta M. Jacobson; Milwaukee, Winconsin.
1956-12-10 C of R issued to:
Graubart Aviation Inc.; Chicago, Illinois.
1956-12-18 C of R issued to:
Niblock Flying Service, Inc (dealer); Elkhart, Indiana.
1957-02-01 C of R issued to:
Goshen Tree Expert Service; Goshen, Indiana.
1958-02-10 C of R issued to:
Niblock Flying Service (dealer); Elkhart, Indiana.
1958-04-09 C of R issued to:
Walter S. Lermer; South Orange, New Jersey.
1959-08-21 C of R issued to:
Lucios E. Packard; Laconia, New Hampshire.

The aircraft was then rebuilt and modernized by Nagle Aircraft Service. They requested a change of registration into N451E because Mr. Packard's other N45E had a similar call-sign. The registration was changed on November 10, 1959.

N451E 1959-11-10 Registration number changed.
1960-08-18 C of R issued to:
General Aircraft Inc.; Boston, Massachusetts.
1963-03-21 C of R issued to:
Lucios E. Packard; Gilford, New Hampshire.
1971-11-12 C of R issued to:
Capt. Courtney J. Lundquist; 3321 Hannover Circle, Loxahatchee, FL 33470.
DBA Amphibair; Melvin Village, New Hampshire.
1974-04-11 C of R issued to:
Amphibair Inc.; P O Box 325, Melvin Village, NH 03850-0325.
2000-05-08 C of R issued to:
Lester Christianson; Island Airways, 4126 Birchwood Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2232.

Tel: 561-241 7324
E-mail: seabee1(at)

2007-11-17 C of R issued to:
Robert den Hartog; Bodegraven, the Netherlands.
2010-01-27 C of R issued to:
Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc. Trustee; 7 Meadow View, Dereham, NR20 3JS, United Kingdom.

Beneficiary: Robert den Hartog; Den Helder, the Netherlands.
E-mail: suro(at)

2010: Under maintenance at Henry Ruzakowski's; Marion, North Carolina, USA, for Robert den Hartog, The Netherlands.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Rob den Hartog.



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