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N6668K Photo: Diane Coggins

Don Knight and his "SeaCar" N6668K
Photo:  courtesy Diane Coggins


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 945
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Continental IO-470P engine conversion (270 hp)
Continental Tiara engine conversion (295 hp)
Chevrolet 350 CC engine conversion (343 hp)
Remarks: "Air Car" tail!
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N6668K 1947-06- Manufacturing Date.
1947-06- Test flight.
1947-07-25 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to James E. Stephens; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
1978-06-28 Donald H. Knight; 3065 Roseline Court, Flint, Michigan 48507, USA.
  Continental Tiara installed but not approved by FAA...  Modified with new tail section, Chevrolet 350 CC engine, three-bladed propeller etc. to comply with 51% "homebuilt" rule.
2008-12-30 Donald H. Knight; 1022 Campo Court, Weidman, Michigan 48893, USA.
(New address from Diane Coggins 2008-12-30).

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Updated 2008-12-30

Copyright 2008 Steinar Saevdal