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N6267K Photo: Dirk Septer

Campbell River Airport, British Columbia, Canada
March 2011
Photo: courtesy of Dirk Septer


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 477
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Lycoming TIO-540-A2C (310 HP) direct drive
  • full IFR instrument panel
  • wide spray rails
  • gas heater
  • new tinted side windows and windshield
  • bow mounted anchor and line
  • vented step
  • quick detachable rear seat
  • large aft baggage area, aileron cables have been moved by STC for easy access
  • 12 volt bilge pumps
  • 24 volt electrical system
  • over head engine controls
  • Cessna seats and seat tracks
  • 100 gallons of fuel, new 75 gallon bladder in 2001 and 2 stainless 12.5 gallon wing tanks
  • Cleveland brakes
  • flush fuel filler
  • steerable, locking tail wheel
  • electric rudder trim
  • standard length wings with droop tips
  • tail strobe..retractable landing light
  • electric and manual hydraulic system
  • dual controls
  • paint and interior a good 8/10


  • Narco 811 plus digital comm
  • Narco AT 150 transponder with blind encoder
  • Narco 122 VOR/LOC/GS
  • Garmin GPSMAP 296


  • Lycoming direct drive TIO-540 A2C, 310 horsepower
  • This STC utilizes a manually controlled wastegate system operated by an electric servo and controlled by a rocker switch mounted on the throttle lever and wastegate position LED's illuminate on the instrument panel to show waste gate position
  • engine also has a turbo intercooler mounted in the side of the cowling as well as a remote spin on oil filter system.


  • 3 bladed, compact hub, full reverse
  • 60 hours since dismantle for cleaning, inspection and reseal
  • this system only utilizes a reversing block mounted under the governor and does not have all the monkey motion beta backup systems as installed on the geared engine installations.

Mode S codes: 52027736 / A82FDE.

Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6267K 1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-10 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Anderson Air Activities; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
????-??-?? John Greeff; PO Box 862, Yelm, Washington 98597, USA.
John Greeff passed away on 12 November 2007.
1994-12-28 C of R issued to:
Cy Heatherington; General Delivery, Manley Springs, Alaska 99756-9999.
1999-01-16 A/W Date.
2002-04-08 C  of R issued to:
Classy Aircraft Inc.; 5260 Electra Avenue, Fairbanks DIV, Alaska 99709-4521.
2011-01-15 For sale at eBay.  USD 115,000.00.
2011-08-01 C of R issued to:
Classy Aircraft Inc.; c/o J. B. L'Hirondelle, 1648 Davies Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9B 6E9, Canada.
2013-02-13 C of R issued to:
Seaplanes Inc.; 3511 Silverside Road STE # 105, Wilmington, Delaware 19810-4902.

Henry Ruzakowski; 2590 Airport Road, Marion, NC 28752-4591, USA.
Tel: 828-659-8601 (hangar)
Tel: 561-573-0668 (cell)
E-mail: stolseaplanes(at)

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Dirk Septer.


North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
January 2011
Photo: Please tell me!

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