REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 270

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SE-AXR (Photo: Stefan Sjögren 2005-09-10)

SE-AXR
Vallentuna, Sweden
10 September 2005
Photo: © Stefan Sjögren (  www.airliners.net )

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 270
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

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

Remarks: Lycoming GO-480-G1D6
Daubenspeck Fibreglas "Scoop" Type Cowling
Wide Spray Rails
Electric Bilge Pump
Extended Wings
Droop Wing Tips
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(PP-) 1947-01-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-01-?? Test flight.
1947-02-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to E. F. Drew & Cia., Ltd; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Delivery changed to AB Hans Osterman; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-03-07 Export C of A # E-14964 issued.
1947-03-14 Bill of sale; Smith Kirkpatrick & Co Inc; New York / Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-03-?? Shipped from USA to Sweden on ship SS "Mormacpenn", together with c/n 401, 402 and 412.
1947-03-22 Payment of $ 24.377,89 = SEK 88.306,33 completed.  For c/n 270, 401, 402 and 412.
1947-05-22 Inspected by Swedish CAA.
1947-05-28 Sold to AB Eskiltunaflyg; Eskiltuna, Sweden.  Price: SEK 27.700,- (?).
SE-AXR 1947-05-29 Temporarily registered on Swedish CAR.  Interim C of R issued.  A/C total time: 11 hrs 20 min.
1947-07-16 C of R # 624 and C of A # 718 issued.
Registered owner: AB Eskiltunaflyg; Eskiltuna, Sweden.
1948-05-13 Inspection, Norrköping.
1948-05-14 A/C total time: 355 hrs.
1948-11-14 Not airworthy until 1949-05-19.
1949-05-09 A/C total time: 563 hrs.
1949-11-19 Not airworthy until 1950-05-30.
1950-05-30 A/C total time: 781 hrs.
1950-06-16 Inspection at F21.
1950-11-30 Not airworthy until 1951-06-14.
1951-06-09 A/C total time: 1.057 hrs.
1951-12-14 Not airworthy until 1952-06-14.
1952-06-18 A/C total time: 1.338 hrs.
1952-12-14 C of A expired.
1953-03-13 Bill of Sale; AB Eskiltunafly; Eskiltuna / Sven Åke Östberg; Jokkmokk.
C of R # 624/36 issued.  Owner: Sven Åke Östberg; Jokkmokk.
1953-03-15 Sold to AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1953-11-13 C of R # 624/346 issued.  Owner: AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1955-01-24 Cancelled from Swedish CAR as "scrapped".
1956-05-26 SE-AXC makes an emergency in a swamp, after engine stopped due to fuel starvation.  Damage to boat hull bottom and wing floats. (Possibly 1956-06-30?).
SE-AXR is rebuilt with parts from SE-AXC.
1961-06-03 Test flight "provflygning samt inflygning".
1961-06-14 Test flight permit issued, valid until 1961-06-28.
1961-06-29 Annual inspection and maintenance. A/C total time: 1.567 hrs.
1961-07-06 Test flight "under tiden ny LvB utfärdas dock längst till 1961-07-31".
1961-07-?? Sold to Motorfirman Arne Lindberg; Lycksele.  (Down payment).
SE-AXR 1961-08-07 Temporarily re-registered on Swedish CAR. Interim C of R # 59/61 issued.  
Owner: AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1961-11-07 Extension of Interim C of R and C of A.
1962-05-28 Application for registration from AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1962-06-15 C of R # 1610 and C of A # 1721 issued.
Registered owner: AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1962-06-28 A/C total time: 1.632 hrs.
1962-06-29 Operator: Dir. Arne Lindberg; Lycksele. (Paul Compton says: 1962-06-15)
1962-11-01 Sold to Arne Lindberg; Lycksele. (Source: Benny Karlsson).
1965-05-25 A/C total time: 1.726 hrs.
1966-11-01 Bill of Sale; AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus / AB Motorfirman Arne Lindberg; Lycksele.
1966-11-15 Application for removal from Swedish CAR on sale to Ernst Arvid Flater Hansen; Molde, Norway.
1966-11-21 Owner: AB Motorfirman Arne Lindberg; Lycksele.
1966-11-21 Cancelled from Swedish CAR (same day).
LN-IKK 1967-05-26 C of R # 853 and C of A # 853 issued.
Registered owner: Ernst Arvid Flater Hansen; Molde, Norway.
1968-07-16 Rolf Edgar Visens; Kjønnøy/Vestnes.
1972-05-30 Iver Havdal; Trondheim.
1973-09-19 Knut Solem (deceased); Trondheim, Norway.

Modified with  extended wings, droop tips, extended spray rails etc.

1997-08-12 Thorleif Andrè Disen; Hol.
2000-09-13 Landed gear up at Kjeller AFB, after failure of gear retraction after take off.  Lug on gear retraction cylinder had failed.
2002 For sale at Gardermoen Airport.
2003-06-11 Bill of Sale:
Seller: Thorleif André Disen; Hol.
Puchaser: David Pajus; Linköping, Sweden.
2003-07-26 Ferry flight from Kjeller, Norway, to new base in Linköping, Sweden.
2003-08-08 David Pajus; Box 13002, SE-580 13 Linköping, Sweden.
E-mail: hydroavion@hotmail.com
Tel: +46 708 999 409
2004 Restoration and repainting at Malmslätt AFB, Linköping, Sweden.
2004-09-17 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR.
SE-AXR 2004-11-11 C of R # 7860 issued.

David Pajus; Box 13002, SE-580 13 Linköping, Sweden
E-mail: hydroavion@hotmail.com
Tel: +46 708 999 409

2004-12-06 First test flight by David Pajus after restoration and repainting.
2012-07-?? Bill of Sale;  
Seller: David Pajus.
Purchaser: Jonny Uvén; Fiskaregränd 13, SE-98 334 Malmberget, Sweden.
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
Jonny Uvén; Box 25, SE-98 221 Gällivare, Sweden.
E-mail: jonny.uven@calimec.se
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Nils-Olof Andersson; Sweden ( www.esgb.se )
Kay Hagby; Norway. "Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747".
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ".
RAC Seabee Delivery List.
David Pajus; Sweden.
Jonny Uvén; Sweden.

SE-AXR (Photo: BFFS via Peter Fredriksson/Nils-Olof Andersson)

SE-AXR
Olle Fredrisksson, famous female pilot Vera Strodl and "Aros-flyg" CEO(?)
Torslanda (ESGB), Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden
1947
Photo: © BFFS via Peter Fredriksson/Nils-Olof Andersson ( www.esgb.se )

LN-IKK
Eksjö, Ranneslätt (ESMC),  Sweden
16 August 2003
Photo: © Fredrik Lagerquist (  www.airpics.com )

LN-IKK

LN-IKK
Kjeller AFB, Norway
Photo: © Please tell me!

SE-AXR (Photo: Rob den Hartog 2005-10-20)

SE-AXR
Sweden
20 October 2005
Photo: © Robert den Hartog

SE-AXR (Photo: Rob den Hartog)

SE-AXR
Sweden
20 October 2005
Photo: © Robert den Hartog

SE-AXR (Photo: Rob den Hartog 2005-10-20)

SE-AXR
Sweden
20 October 2005
Photo: © Robert den Hartog

SE-AXR (Photo: Rob den Hartog 2005-10-20)

SE-AXR
Sweden
20 October 2005
Photo: © Robert den Hartog

SE-AXR (Photo: Rob den Hartog 2005-10-20)

SE-AXR
Vallentuna, Sweden
20 October 2005
Photo: © Robert den Hartog

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