|Manufacturer:||Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.|
|Model:||Republic RC-3 Seabee|
|Type Certificate No:||A-769|
6A8-215-B9F (215 hp at 2500 RPM)
(2) Lycoming GO-480-G2D6 (295 hp at 3400 RPM)
|1947-04-05||Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee distributor Miss Clara E. Livingston; Dorado, Puerto Rico.|
Garcia Quevedo; San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Operator: Trade Winds Aviation.
M. Black; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
$200 down and 13 monthly payments of $100 each, total $1,500. Trade Winds Aviation would have the first option to buy the Seabee back should it be put up for sale by Mr. Black.
Winds Aviation Company; Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Purchased from Mr. Black for $1,300. The Seabee had been in Trade Winds' shop for some time being rebuilt and was signed into service again on purchase date.
Airframe had been completely stripped to bare metal, zinc chromated, and painted in 'white synthetic enamel'. New control cables, landing gear re-rigged. Rear seat and upholstery removed. Work signed off by A&E Maximo J. Garcia.
J. Garcia and Emilio Q. Santaella; Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Purchased from Trade Winds Aviation for $1,200.
H. Baston, Ozell Hewlett and W. H. Wright; Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Purchase price $1,100.
|1954-10-20||Homer O. Rich; Hartford, Connecticut.|
|1954-11-03||David E. James Jr.; Port-au-Prince, Haiti.|
|1958-02-01||John R. Brons; South Miami, Florida.|
|1958-03-15||Kiefer G Tucker Jr.; Coral Gables, Florida.|
|1960-07-10||Air Worthiness Date.|
|1961-08-07||Marine International Diving and Salvage Company; Erie, Pennsyvania.|
|1961-09-28||Oil cooler and factory steerable tailwheel installed.|
|1964-03-02||Aero Products Engineering spray rails installed.|
|1967-04-25||Stevens Oldsmobile; Cortland, New York.|
|1967-05-16||L. Pugh Contractors, Inc.; Plattsburgh, New York.|
|1969-03-11||Alfred E. 'Skip' Neidhardt; Morrisville, New York.|
Albert B. Miller; East Aurora, New York.
Later address; 340 Seaward Avenue, Bradford, PA 16701, USA.
pump system, Stewart-Warner heater and a Lycoming GO-480-G2D6 engine and
Hartzell propeller installed by STOL Aircraft Corporation; Norwood,
Albert Miller flew the re-engined Seabee home from Norwood and started to restore it. He stripped off the paint, removed the upholstery and most of the instruments. Unfortunately, Mr. Miller developed cancer and died before he could finish the project. The Seabee remained stored in hangar for several years.
at the Miller estate auction in Bradford, PA, to;
G. William Bardin; Brockport, New York,
William Bardin; 2203 Redman Road, Brockport, New York 14420, USA.
Tel: (716) 964-9436
"The airplane sat in a hangar for 17 years before I bought it from his estate in an auction at Bradford, Pennsylvania. I spent a couple of weeks down there with a mechanic going through the engine, replacing the tires and several other things before finally determining the airplane was airworthy enough for me to fly it home on a ferry permit.
... Because it had been sitting for so long, there was a lot of light surface corrosion, so I cleaned that up, then took the plane up to Canada, to Sky Habor at Goderich, Ontario and had them do the paint job for me. It's Imron and they did a fantastic job for me. I was really pleased with it.
Then I brought it home and started going through the interior. I made all the patterns, sent them to Air Tech and had them make an all new cabin interior"
Seabee Delivery List
RAC Seabee Export List 1948-11-15
FAA Aircraft Registry