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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 754
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode C codes: 52104522 / A88952
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6492K 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-25 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 754 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed M. E. Barzelay, Design Engineer].
1947-05-05 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Owner's name: Oscar L. Hostetter; York Airport, Thomasville, Pa.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1947-05-05 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: John L. Brandt; Pt. Joy, Pennsylvania.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-05-05 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Arthur S. Grove; Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Seller: John L. Brandt, owner.
Type of encumberance: Chattel Mortgage $4,500.00 in favor of The Fulton National Bank of Lancaster, Lancaster, Pa.
1947-05-?? Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Name: Arthur S. Grove; Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
1947-05-16 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Oscar L. Hostetter; Thomasville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  1947-05-22 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Arthur S. Grove; Pequea, Pennsylvania.
1947-07-22 Schultzville, near Scranton Airport, Pennsylvania.  Crashed on take off.

Plane Occupants Escape In Crash

   Scranton, Pa., July 23 (AP) - A plane crashed into a hill at nearby Schultzville but four occupants of the craft escaped injury.
   The mishap occurred yesterday.  The plane was trying to gain altitude after taking off from the Scranton airport.  In the plane were Arthur S. Grove, 35, Pequea, Lancaster county; Richard H. Vanduesan, 24, Pequea; John Herr, 49, Millersville, and W. F. Schleenbacker, 49, Lancaster.

[The Gettysburg Times, Wednesday, July 23, 1947]

1955-03-15 Letter from Civil Aeronautics Administration to Arthur S. Grove, requesting information on current status of aircraft.

Reply by Arthur S. Grove (undated):
[x] The Aircraft has been permanently retired from service.

1955-04-29 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195:
Registered owner: Arthur S. Grove.
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 10. At owner's request.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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