REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 203

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SE-BXC Photo: Lars E. Lundin

SE-BXC
Vietas, Sweden
13 July 1977
Photo: © Lars E. Lundin

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 203
Manufacturing Date: 1946-12-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine (295 HP) Daubenspeck conversion.

Remarks: Lycoming GO-480-G1D6
Daubenspeck Fiberglas "Scoop" Type Cowling
Wide Spray Rails
Electric Bilge Pump
Extended Wings
Droop Wing Tips
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(CS-AHA) 1946-12-?? Manufacturing date.
1946-12-?? Test flight.
1947-01-13 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Sociedade Victor, Ltd.; Lisboa, Portugal.
CS-AHA 1947-04-01 Registered on Portuguese CAR.  'Certificado de Matrícula' No: 103 issued to:
Sociedade Portuguesa de Propulsão, Ltd.; Rua de Conceição n° 85-2°dt°, Lisboa, Portugal.

'Certificado de Navigabiliande' No: 103 issued to:
Sociedade Victor Limitada; Ava António Augusto de Aguiar, 25-A, Lisboa, Portugal.

1950-03-20 Cancelled from Portuguese CAR for export to Sweden.
SE-BXC 1952-05-20 C of A # 997 issued.
Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1953-12-07 Accident Gillinge.  Propeller damaged.  Heavy vibrations.
1956-10-13 C of A expired.
1960-01-12 Cancelled from Swedish CAR.  "Ei luftvärdig sedan mer än 3 år".  Not airworthy for more than 3 years.
SE-BXC 1967-06-05 C of A # 2377 issued.
Registered owner: AB Fiskflyg; Ankarskatavägen 21, Piteå, Sweden.
1967-06-15 Aircraft Logbook # 1 issued.
1973-03-22 AB Fiskflyg; Strömnäsgatan 30, Piteå. (Address change).
19??-??-?? Daubenspeck Lycoming GO-480 engine conversion installed.
1983-02-08 AB Fiskflyg; Box 830, Porjus. (Address change).
1989-09-22 Burned near Lake "Stora Sjöfallet", Norrland, after engine stopped just before landing.  Aircraft caught fire and was totally destroyed when landing on land just 600 m from the seaplane base.  Pilot and passengers suffered some burns.
1990-08-31 C of A expired.
2006-10-18 Cancelled from Swedish CAR. Not airworthy for more than 3 years.
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.

SFF "Svenskt civilregister 2; SE-BAA t.o.m. SE-BZZ".
RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Pia Evhammar; Luftfartsverket, Sweden.

 CS-AHA Seabee s/n 203 (Photo: via Paul R. Compton)

CS-AHA
Portugal
1947
Photo: © via Paul R. Compton/DGAC Portugal

CS-AHA Registration Document

CS-AHA
Portugal
1947
Photo: © via Paul R. Compton/DGAC Portugal

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