REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 770

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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 770
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
S/N: 23775
S/N: 24010
S/N: 23867
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6504K
N6504K
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-29 Statement of Conformity, CAA Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 770 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed M. E. Barzelay, Design Engineer].
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-05-05 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C, amount $3649.11:
Purchaser: Northern Air Service, Inc.; Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids 8, Michigan.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-05-05 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Northern Air Service, Inc.; Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
1947-05-05 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-305:
Owner: Northern Air Service, Inc.; Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids 8, Michigan.
1947-05-12 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Walter H. Nelson; 433 Chapin Street, Cadillac, Michigan.
Seller: Northern Air Service, Inc.; O. C. Hall, President.
1947-05-24 Registration Certificate, CAA Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Walter H. Nelson; 433 Chapin Street, Cadillac, Michigan.
1947-10-10 Repair and Alteration Form, CAA Form ACA-337:
Owner: Walter H. Nelson; 433 Chapin Street, Cadillac, Michigan.
Agency: Northern Air Service, Inc.; Kent County Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Station 52.1/2 - Bulkhead, Part 1003 & 1004 replaced with factory parts. Steerable Tail Wheel installed per Bulletin #17.

1947-10-15 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Northern Air Service, Inc.; Kent County Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Seller: Walter H. Nelson.
1947-10-15 Application for Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: Northern Air Service, Inc.; Kent County Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1947-10-22 Certificate of Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Northern Air Service, Inc.; Kent County Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1948-05-04 Annual Inspection. Agency: Kenneth M. Phillips, A&E 588666.
1948-10-28 Annual Inspection.
1949-05-18 Annual Inspection.
1950-06-09 Annual Inspection.
1951-05-15 Annual Inspection. Agency: George D. Ewing, A&E 472961.
1951-05-15 Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-1362, issued to expire May 15, 1952.
1951-05-16 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: The Superior Oil Company; Oil & Gas Building, Houston 2, Texas.
Seller: Northern Air Service, Inc.; O. C. Hall, President.
1951-05-16 Application for Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: The Superior Oil Company; Oil & Gas Building, Houston 2, Texas.
1951-05-25 Certificate of Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
The Superior Oil Company; Oil & Gas Building, Houston 2, Texas.
1951-06-04 Repair and Alteration Form, CAA Form ACA-337:
Owner: Superior Oil Co.; Municipal Airport, Lafayette, Louisiana.
Agency: Pan Air Corporation; New Orleans, Louisiana.

Removed 60 lb. counter weight from nose of hull.
Removed safety belt and rear seat cushion to eliminate one passenger of rear seat.
Placarded ship as follows:
"Only one passenger to be carried in rear seat".
"Do not utilize baggage compartment".

1952-01-12 Repair and Alteration Form, CAA Form ACA-337:
Owner: The Superior Oil Company; Oil & Gas Building, Houston 2, Texas.
Agency: Pan Air Corporation; New Orleans Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  1. Straightened and reinforced top intercostal ring in hull below vertical stabilizer in accordance with CAM 18. Location of repairs shown in sketch.
  2. Reinforced skin both sides of hull below intercostal (item 1) with .032 24 ST x5/8 x 1/2 x 21 angles for stiffeners.
  3. Replaced small skin at bottom, front of vertical stabilizer.
  4. Straightened slight wrinkle in webb of front spar of left horizontal and replaced attach plate with plate of same material & thickness but 5 inches longer to extend beyond straightened area to reinforce spar. Rivets & spacing same as original.
  5. Rear spars in both horizontal stabilizers were straightened at attach points and reinforced with .064 24ST channels 10.1/2 inches long. Rivet spacing & type same as original in spar.
  6. Removed Franklin engine Model 6A8-215B9E (sic) serial No. 23775 and installed Franklin engine Model 6A8-215B9E (sic) serial No. 24010, customer supplied engine.
1952-04-10 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Baroid Sales Division, National Lead Company; 2404 Danville, Houston, Texas.
Seller: The Superior Oil Company.
(Undated) Application for Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: Baroid Sales Division, National Lead Company; 2404 Danville, Houston, Texas.
1952-05-02 Certificate of Registration, CAA Form ACA-500.1 Part A, issued to:
Baroid Sales Division, National Lead Company; 2404 Danville, Houston, Texas.
1952-05-23 Annual Inspection.
Airframe total hours: 540
Engine S/N 24010 total hours: 80:20
1952-05-23 Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-1362, issued to expire May 23, 1953.
1952-11-11 Repair and Alteration Form, CAA Form ACA-337:
Owner: Baroid Sales Division, National Lead Company; 2404 Danville, Houston, Texas.
Agency: Pan Air Corporation; New Orleans Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Repair was made on left engine support channel, lower end as shown in sketch on reverse side.
Engine support channel on opposite side has 1 crack about 2" in 1 flange crack was stop drilled and a 9" piece of identical channel riveted over the original for reinforcement. All work accomplished in accordance with C.A.R's.

1953-05-29 Annual Inspection.
Airframe total hours: 891:55
Engine S/N 23867 total hours: 5:45
1953-05-29 Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-1362, issued to expire May 29, 1954.
1954-02-15 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Delta Air Service; PO Box 8007, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Seller: Baroid Sales Division of the National Lead Company.
1954-02-26 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Fred Davis, Jr.; 3121 SW 12th Street Place, Des Moines, Iowa.
Seller:  Delta Air Service.
1954-05-29 Application for Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: Fred Davis, Jr.; 3121 SW 12th Street Place, Des Moines, Iowa.
1954-05-29 Annual Inspection.
Airframe total hours: 1239:45
Engine S/N 23867 total hours: 353:35
1954-05-29 Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-1362, issued to expire May 29, 1955.
1954-10-19 Certificate of Registration, CAA Form ACA-500.1 Part A, issued to:
Fred Davis, Jr.; 3121 SW 12th Street Place, Des Moines, Iowa.
1955-08-17 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: D. B. Adam; 3060 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles 65, California.
Seller: Fred Davis.
1955-08-17 Application for Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: D. B. Adam; 3060 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles 65, California.
1955-08-17 Annual Inspection.
Airframe total hours: 1267:50
Engine S/N 23867 total hours: 381:40
1955-08-17 Airworthiness Certificate, CAA Form ACA-1362, issued to expire August 17, 1956.
1955-08-19 Lordsburg Municipal Airport, Lordsburg, New Mexico: Aircraft crashed on take off, after a refueling stop, on ferry flight from Iowa to Los Angeles, California. Passenger Milton H. Wagner was killed, while pilot/owner, Dr. D. B. Adam,  survived with serious injuries.

Southlander Dies in Crash of Amphibian

     LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) An amphibian being flown across country by two Southern California men crashed on takeoff at Lordsburg Airport, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
     Milton H. Wagner, of Burbank, died in the wreckage. Dr. D. B. Adams, 37, of La Crescenta, was thrown clear. He is hospitalized in Lordsburg with both arms broken and serious head lacerations.

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     THE CIVIL Aeronautics Administration is investigating  cause of the crash, which came as the Seabee amphibian attempted a takeoff after a refueling stop late Friday.
     Dr. Adams purchased the plane earlier this week in Des Moines, Iowa, and flew to Oklahoma City, where Wagner joined him for the flight to Los Angeles.
     Wagner, editor of the Aluminum Co. of America paper, the Vernon Alcoan, is survived by his wife, Antoinette, and sons, Gerald, 12, and Ronald, 8.

[Press Telegram; Long Beach, Calif., Sat., Aug. 20, 1955]

1955-08-25 Certificate of Registration, CAA Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
D. B. Adam; 3060 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles 65, California.
  1955-09-23 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195:
Registered owner: D. B. Adam
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident. Washout 8-19-55 per report dated 9-16-55

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

 

Sources:

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

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