REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 463

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N6256K

N6256K
Sanford, Florida
1973
Photo: Dale Tassell

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 463
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-28
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

(2) Lycoming IGSO-480- (340 hp) Simuflight

Remarks: Wide spray rails, extended wings, Simuflight cowling.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
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1947-02-28 Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-28 Test flight 31 min.
1947-02-28 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to dealer Anderson Air Activities; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1947-02-28 Dr. Arthur Walter Hankwitz & Mrs. Ione C. Hankwitz; 2572 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207, USA.

New price: USD 6,300.
1949 Featured in the 32 minute amateur movie "Blue Horizons", shot by Mr. Walter F. Chappelle Jr. The film won first prize at an amateur movie making contest in Milwaukee 1950. 
1952-??-?? Sold to?
1956-04-03 New Airworthiness Certificate issued.
   
????-??-?? Claude Wright; Webster, NY, USA
1967-??-?? Douglas O. Tassell; Williamson/Sodus, New York, USA
1971-??-?? Douglas O. Tassell; 18 Tomoka Oaks Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL, USA.
1977-05-?? Sold to ?
????-??-?? Willard E. Howard; 131 Townsend Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA.
(1986) Clifford C. Hinkley; 1817 Burrell Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501, USA.
   
1990-01-10 Vern E. Ziegler; N 4220 Market Street, Spokane, WA 99207, USA.
2004-06-04 Aircraft landed gear down on water, when the pilot inadvertently lowered the landing gear instead of the flaps for a landing on Newman Lake, WA.  The aircraft settled into the water with the gear extended and flipped over upside down.  Fortunately the pilot escaped with minor injuries.  The Seabee was quickly salvaged.
2004-06-05 Aircraft salvaged and engine running again.
2004-09-10 Bill of Sale signed for sale to:

Byron Miller; 365 Monitor Road, Silverton, OR 97381, USA.

Fax/Shop: 503-873 2857
Home: 503-873 1113
E-mail: miller.bj(at)verizon.net

2004-09-11 Arrived in Silverton, Oregon, by truck.
2004-11-05 Registered to Byron W Miller; 365 Monitor Road, Silverton, OR 97381-1212, USA.
  Sources: Carl Hankwitz
Dale Tassell
RAC Seabee Delivery List
FAA Registry

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Photo: via Capt. Carl Hankwitz

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September 2004
Photo: Byron Miller

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September 2004
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