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15 April 2004
Photo: Tim MacEwan


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 612
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 (295 HP)
Remarks: Extended wings, droop tips, wide spray rails, 3-blade propeller.

Mode S codes: 52057077 / A85E3F (N6383K)
Mode S codes: 60010567 / C01177 (C-FGPY)

Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-19 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Miller Aviation Center; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
1950-06-20 C of R issued to:
Aerial Surveys Of Pittsburgh Inc.; 622 Olympia Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15122.
1950-08-09 Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.
CF-GPY 1950 Sold to Canada.
1968-05-27 C of R issued to:
Hampton  Lumber Mills; Box 429, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 6J7, Canada.
2004 Tim MacEwan (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) has a Republic Seabee project for sale.  C-FGPY (s/n 612) has been in a heated shop since 1969.  The Seabee project include a brand new Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine and a new Hartzell propeller still in their crates.  All part are there and all documents and logs are complete.  Engine conversion kit has been installed.  Needs final assembly.
2004-08-?? Sold to Jeremy and Tania Brown; 8412 Bloedel Drive, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 9E3, Canada.


2005-05-10 C of R issued to:
Jeremy and Tania Brown; 8412 Bloedel Drive, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 9E3, Canada.

Base of Operations: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada.


  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.

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