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C-FDLS (Photo: George Trussell)

Holland Landing Airpark (CLA4), Ontario, Canada
09 June 2005
Photo: courtesy George Trussell
Original photo at


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 627
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 hp at 2500 RPM).
(2) Corvette LS-1 Robinson engine conversion (320 hp).
Remarks: Canadiana Heritage Reel # T-7945 (image ???? thru ????).
Canada CAR File # 5008-D12-19 (5008-DLS).
Extended wings, extended spray rails.
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DLS 1946-04-18 Date of Allotment to Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Reserved for Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.;  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-??-?? Test flight.
1947-04-08 Date of Deletion of Reservation.
1947-04-08 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation. to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1947-05-14 Registered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
1982-05-27 Sale reported.
1982-??-?? C of R issued to:
(1) Jacques Fleury; RR # 3, Warwick, Quebec J0A 1M0, Canada.
(2) Luc Carignan; 1500 Rte 5, Princeville, Quebec G0P 1E0, Canada.
1986-05-05 C of R cancelled.
1986-07-02 C of R issued to:
C. F. Aviation Inc.; RR # 3, Warwick, Quebec J0A 1M0, Canada.
1988-09-23 C of R cancelled.
1988-09-23 C of R issued to:
Guy Lefebvre; RR # 3, Gracefield, Quebec J0X 1W0, Canada.
1990-05-11 C of R cancelled.
1992-08-14 C of R issued to:
(1) Guy Lefebvre; RR # 3 - 338 Kichi Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec J9E 3B1, Canada.
(2) Claude Hansen; RR # 3 Ottawa Road, Maniwaki, Quebec J9E 3B1, Canada.
1994-08-18 C of R cancelled.
1994-08-17 C of R issued to:
Claude Hansen; 338 Kichi Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec J9E 3B1, Canada.
2000-09-01 C of R Cancelled.
2000-09-01 C of R issued to:
(1) Peter McHardy; 972 Portminister Court, Newmarket, Ontario L3X 1L9, Canada.
(2) Paul Ragany; RR # 1, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 4J9, Canada.
2004-01-15 New C of R issued. 
320 hp Robinson LS-1 Corvette engine conversion.

C-FDLS for sale!

320 hp LS-1 Corvette-engine 75 hrs since installation of Robinson LS-1 engine conversion.  New interior and instrument panel.  Just needs paint!  Owner is relocating.

Price: $125.000 CDN.

Paul 647-271-7911
Peter 905-853-3553 pmchardy(at)

2006-02-09 Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register as "destroyed" 202.58 (1) (a).
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register


Photo: via John P. Hooper

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