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North Perry, Florida, USA
04 April 2006
Photo: courtesy Brian G. Nichols


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee / YOA-15 (USAAF)
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 674
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52070106 / A87046.
Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-06-17 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Republic for own use as demonstrator.

May 1947 saw the birth of Seabee NC6429K (s/n 674). It was delivered new by Republic's pilots and demonstrated by Republic's pilots for a total of 2 (two) days to the USAAF as Model YOA-15. The Republic pilots then flew it back to the factory where it was used by the factory as a demonstrator on the east coast the rest of that year and the next.

It was never assigned a mil number or painted any other color than a standard seabee.  Republic sold it to a John Philbrook, who used it in his air charter business, Adirondiacs Airways (sp?) in ? Maine.  John had a second seabee in the business and was killed in that one. Mr. Herman Mau bought it from the estate. It is now in FL at his home, land locked (for a few years now) because the water level in the lake it is on is too low to fly it out !!

????-??-?? John Philbrook; 
1968-05-15 C of R issued to:
Herman J Mau Jr.; Glen Cove Road RD #2, Moravia, NY 13118.
1968-08-13 A/W Date.
2004-10-19 C of R issued to:
Timothy J Mau; 1351 Fox Run Drive, STE 203, Willoughby, OH 44094.

New Address:
Timothy J. Mau; 9612 Wydella Street, Riverview, FL 33569-9013.

2017-04-24 Timothy J. Mau; 1067 Eastmill CV, Dacula, GA 30019-4816.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.


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