REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 792

Seabee N6526K (s/n 792)
Alaska
Photo: courtesy Keith Hiebert

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 792
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6526K 1947-05- Manufacturing Date.
1947-05- Test flight.
1947-05-09 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corp. to Rankin Aviation Industries, Tulare, California, USA.
   
   
  Mr. Hiebert, Alaska, USA.
1956-12-25 Damaged on take off from rough sea in Wrangell harbor, Alaska.  Hull damaged. Repaired.
1962-12-? Capsized when right wing float was leaking.  The salvaged aircraft was sold for $500 to an air taxi operator for repair?
   
   
  Any additional information on this aircraft will be most welcome!
     

 

Updated: 2005-12-15
Copyright  2005 Steinar Saevdal