REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 682

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N6432K

N6432K
Continental IO-470-P engine conversion
Photo: courtesy of Nancy and Randy Rhodes

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 682
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

(2) Continental IO-470-P (250 JP at 2600 RPM)

Remarks: Engine conversion by George Pappas, Alaska.

Extended wings, droop tips, wing root fences, wide spray rails, electric bilge system, Cleveland brakes & electro-hydraulic system.

Mode S code: 52071410.

 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6432K
N6432K
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-23 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Northwest Air Service, Inc.; Seattle, Washington, USA.
????-??-?? George Pappas; Alaska, USA

Continental IO-470-P engine installed.

1968-07-30 A/W Date.
????-??-?? John Urban & Bud Rude;
1975-03-20 Saint Elmo Airport (2R5), Bayou La Batre, Alabama: Pilot taxied into telephone pole on taxi to take off.  Damage: substantial.
NTSB Identification: MIA75DKJ47 
????-??-?? Carl F. Penner; 48 West Oberland Court, Midway, Utah 84049-6902, USA.
????-??-?? Appeared in the movie "Wilderness Family".
????-??-?? Richard Scribner; 3648 Shaddick Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48054, USA.
Tel: 313/682-8612.
????-??-?? Randy J. Rhodes; 10115 Joanna K, Milford, Michigan 48042, USA.
E-mail: rjrhodes(at)hotmail.com
1986 For sale
SUPER BEE s/n 682, N6432K w/Cont IO-470-P, 300 hrs, A/F 2100 hrs. Modified by George Pappas in Anchorage. Featured in the Disney film "Wilderness Family".

Extended wings, droop tips, wing root fences, wide spray rails, electric bilge system, Cleveland brakes & electro-hydraulic system. $44,500.

Dick Scribner, 3648 Shaddick Rd, Pontiac MI 48054. Ph: 313/682-8612.

1988-08-16 Leslie K. Vipond; 2031 McCracken Drive, RR#1, Dunkirk, Maryland 20754-2700, USA.
2015-01-31 C of R expiration date.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
Richard W. Sanders.
Carl Penner.
Nancy and Randy Rhodes.
Eldon Kearl.

N6432K

N6432K
Continental IO-470-P engine conversion
Photo: courtesy of Nancy and Randy Rhodes

N6432K

N6432K
Continental IO-470-P engine conversion
Photo: courtesy of Nancy and Randy Rhodes

N6432K

N6432K
Ray Rader, Eldon Kearl, Carl Penner & Ray's Daughter
Bear Lake, Idaho
1973
Photo: Eldon Kearl

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