REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 953

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SE-BXB (Photo: Rolf Liland)

SE-BXB
Jäckvik, Sweden
17 June 2007
Photo: © Rolf Liland

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 953
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine (295 HP) Simuflight conversion.

Remarks: Lycoming GO-480-G1D6
Simuflight Cowling
Wide Spray Rails
Electric Bilge Pump
Extended Wings
Droop Wing Tips
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(LN-MAL) 1947-06-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-06-?? Test flight.
1947-06-03 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.  
1947-07-?? Arrived at Bergen harbor aboard vessel M/S "Vindafjord".
1947-07-?? Assembly at Flatøy SPB, Meland, north of Bergen.
LN-MAL 1947-07-17 C of R  # 165 and C of A # 188 issued.
Registered owner: Thor Solberg Flyveselskap AS; Bergen, Norway.
1948-06-11 Taxiing accident at Bergen Harbour.  Repaired.
1950-06-21 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR on sale to Sweden.
SE-BXB 1950-08-15 C of A # 927 issued.
Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden. (Benny: 1950-08-19?)
1964-09-15 Aircraft Logbook # 5 issued.
1965-09-20 Firma Axel Lundkvist; Djupviken, Piteå.
1965-11-08 "Anmält inskrivningsdomare".
1974-11-07 AB Fiskflyg; Strömnäsgatan 30, Piteå.
????-??-?? Lycoming engine installed. Extended wings, 3-blade propeller and "droop" wing tips.
1983-02-08 AB Fiskflyg; Box 830, Porjus. (Address change).
1999-05-31 Porjusflyg AB; Porjus.  Operator: Fiskflyg AB; Porjus.
2001-06-18 Mitt i Lappland AB; Parkgatan 16A, SE-941 37 Piteå, Sweden

Per-Åke Hedlund; Lillbovägen 39, SE-941 66 Piteå, Sweden

Tel: 0911-211850 / Mobile: 070-5226944

Operated by AirTour Lapland.

2013-08-20 Atrus AB; Box 88, SE-941 22 Piteå, Sweden.
CEO: Hjalmar Per Åke Hedlund.
2014-07-31 Mats Erland Gunder Norberg AB; Åsbergsvägen 12, SE-891 30 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Kay Hagby; Norway. "Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747".
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 2; SE-BAA t.o.m. SE-BZZ".
RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Svensk Luftfartygsregister.

SE-BXB (Photo: Lars E. Lundin)

SE-BXB
Vietas, Sweden
13 July 1977
Photo: © Lars E. Lundin

SE-BXB (Photo: Lars E. Lundin)

SE-BXB
Vietas, Sweden
13 July 1977
Photo: © Lars E. Lundin

SE-BXB (Photo: Andreas Viklund)

SE-BXB
Porjus, Sweden
04 June 2002
Photo: © Andreas Viklund

SE-BXB (Photo: Andreas Viklund)

SE-BXB
Porjus, Sweden
04 June 2004
Photo: © Andreas Viklund

SE-BXB (Photo: Andreas Viklund)

SE-BXB
Porjus, Sweden
04 June 2004
Photo: © Andreas Viklund

SE-BXB (Photo: Andreas Viklund)

SE-BXB
Porjus, Sweden
04 June 2004
Photo: © Andreas Viklund

SE-BXB (Photo: Rolf Liland)

SE-BXB
Jäckvik, Sweden
17 June 2007
Photo: © Rolf Liland

LN-MAL

LN-MAL
Flatøy SPB, Norway
June 1947
Photo: © Solberg via Bjarte Sindre

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