REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 268

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SE-AXB (Photo: Johan Litens 05 July 2015)

SE-AXB
Northern Sweden
05 July 2015
Photo: © Johan Litens

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 268
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) # 23276.
(2) Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) # 23435.
(3) Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine (295 HP) Simuflight conversion.
Remarks: Lycoming GO-480-G1D6
Simuflight Cowling
Wide Spray Rails
Electric Bilge Pump
Extended Wings w/ Extended Flaps
Droop Wing Tips
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(SE-AXB) 1947-01-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-01-?? Test flight.
1947-02-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-02-13 Invoice from Smith, Kirkpatrick & Co Inc.; NYC, NY, USA for the total amount of USD 12,180.35 (for both SE-AXB/C).
1947-02-?? Shipped from New York to Sweden aboard SS "Cabe Cumberland", together with c/n 269 (SE-AXC).
1947-04-18 Request for inspection in Malmö (together with SE-AXC).  Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F # 23276.
1947-04-24 Interim C of A (until 1948-07-24).  Application for Registration: Bergbolagen AB; Lindesberg.
1947-05-12 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm. / Purchaser: Bergbolagen AB; Lindesberg. (SEK 36,225).
SE-AXB 1947-06-02 C of R # 609 and C of A # 703 issued.
Registered owner: Bergbolagen AB; Lindesberg "Seahome", Sweden.  Based Västerås.

First owner of SE-AXB in Sweden was the family Berg; 1947-1950. Location was Lindesberg in the middle of Sweden. This family owned a company; Bergsindustrier AB. This family lived at a place called "Limnäs Gård", where a hangar with a ramp from the lake was constructed.

1948-04-03 A/C total time: 99 hrs.
1949-06-02 A/C total time: 124 hrs.
1949-10-?? Owner: V. Dyme, Svenska Verktygsfabriken; Sundbyberg (never officially entered in the register).
1950-08-23 A/C total time: 127 hrs.
1950-09-25 Bill of Sale.  Seller: V. Dyme, Svenska Verktygsfabriken; Sundbyberg. / Purchaser: AB Nyköpings Automobilfabrik (ANA); Nyköping.
1950-09-27 C of R # 609/10 issued.  Owner: AB Nyköpings Automobilfabrik (ANA); Nyköping.  Based at Stigtomta.
1951-09-03 Bill of Sale.  Seller: AB Nyköpings Automobilfabrik (ANA); Nyköping. / Purchaser: AB Nyköpingsflyg; Nyköping (SEK 19.000,-).  A/C total time: 142:35 hrs.
1952-04-21  A/C total time: 166:35 hrs.
1952-07-21 During take off from Lake "Sämsjön", Ulricehamn, one of the propeller blades separated from the hub after a piece of wood (probably) was sucked into the propeller.
1953-05-15 A/C total time: 426:30 hrs.
1953-07-14 C of R # 609/311 issued.
1953-07-17 Owner: AB Nyköpingsflyg; Nyköping.
1954-04-26 A/C total time: 549:35 hrs.
1954-05-17 Bill of Sale.  Seller: AB Nyköpingsflyg; Nyköping. / Purchaser: Jämtlands Flygskola; Östersund.
1954-05-20 Owner: Jämtlands Flygskola; Gunnar 'Spökis' Andersson, Östersund.
Based at Gövikens flygplats.
1955-05-16 A/C total time: 739 hrs.
1956-06-13 A/C total time: 919 hrs.
1956-11-12 Owner: Jämtlandsflyg; Gunnar 'Spökis' Andersson, Östersund. (Compton: 1956-11-15).
1957-06-08 A/C total time: 1.052:05 hrs.
1957-10-29 Owner: Spökis Aero; Östersund.  (Change of name).
1958-05-12 A/C total time: 1.219:30 hrs.
1958-10-29 Owner: Jämtlands Aero; Gunnar 'Spökis' Andersson, Östersund. (Change of name).
1959-04-29 A/C total time: 1.369:40 hrs.
1960-05-17 A/C total time: 1.629 hrs.  Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F # 23435.
1963-10-06 Last flight by Stig Gunnar "Spökis" Andersson.
1963-10-09 Last flight by Jämtlands Aero.
1963-10-18 Taken over by Sten Lundqvist (Fiskflyg AB).

In the aircraft logbook Gunnar "Spökis" Andersson writes;

Jämtlands Aeros 10-åriga trotjänare har överlämnats till Sten Lundqvist, Piteå för vidare öden i Lapplands-fjällen.  Svår tjänst har planet utfört; 5579 dygn + 1744 tim 05 min og förbruket 122080 liter bensin, transport av 106 älgar, 54 ambulans-flygningar, över 2000 mil, fraktet 9990 turister och 137 735 kg gods.  Med tack och lycka till.

Gunnar Andersson, flygchef
18 oktober 1963

1963-10-23 Bill of Sale. Seller: Jämtlands Aero; Östersund. / Purchaser: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm.
1965-09-20 Owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm.
1965-09-20 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm. / Purchaser: Firma Axel Lundkvist; Djupviken, Piteå.
1965-09-20 Owner: Firma Axel Lundkvist; Djupviken, Piteå.
1965-11-08 "Anmält inskrivningsdomare".
1974-08-08 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Firma Axel Lundkvist; Piteå. / Purchaser: AB Fiskflyg.
1974-11-07 Owner: AB Fiskflyg; Porjus.
1980-10-18 During the night to 19th October, SE-AXB - together with Cub SE-AUT - sank at Granudden on the north side of Vaikesjaure after being weighed down by snow after a heavy downfall.  The aircraft were salvaged on 19th October and transported to Fiskflyg, Porjus.
1983-02-08 Owner: AB Fiskflyg; Porjus. (Change of address).
1990-04-30 Bill of Sale.  Seller: AB Fiskflyg; Porjus. / Purchaser: Porjusflyg AB; Porjus.
1999-05-31 Owner: AB Porjusflyg; Strömgatan 43, SE-982 60 Porjus, Sweden.
Operator: Fiskflyg AB.
1999-08-11 Last flight by Fiskflyg, pilot Ture Wirén.
2000-06-30 C of A expired.  Stored at Fiskflyg AB; Porjus.
2001-08-02 Owner: AB Fiskflyg; Porjus. (Change of address).
2005-07-08 Taken over by Ulf Engström at Porjus.
2005-07-09 Ferry flight from Porjus to Bölösen, Värmeln, Värmland.
2005-07-26 Bill of Sale.  Seller: AB Fiskflyg; Porjus. / Purchaser: Ulf Engström; Edsvalla.
2005-07-29

Ulf Engström; Nors-Mellbyn 337, SE-66052 Edsvalla, Sweden.

E-mail: uffe.engstrom@hotmail.com

SE-AXB is based in Lake "Värmeln" (N5858 E1302) with a seaplane-hangar at a location called "Bölösen" (old Swedish for Bödelns-inlösen).

2013-09-07 Flown to Åre Molanda by Ulf Engström for inspection by Mats Rönning.
2013-09-11 Bill of Sale. Seller: Ulf Engström; Edsvalla. / Purchaser: GCC Capital AB; Stockholm.
2013-09-07 Ferry flight by Ulf Engström from Värmeln to Åre Molanda.
2013-09-17 GCC Capital AB; Box 7790, SE-103 96 Stockholm, Sweden.
2015-09-24 Bill of Sale
Seller: GCC Capital AB; Stockholm.
Purchaser: Mats Rönning; Järpen.
2015-10-28 Mats Rönning; Hårsta 192, SE-830 05 Järpen, Sweden.
Tel: +46 070 5413822
E-mail: mats@meac.se  
  Sources: Benny Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Ulf Engström; Edsvalla, Sweden.
Lars E. Lundin; Sweden.
Mats Rönning.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ"
RAC Seabee Delivery List.

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