REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 140

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N87573

NC87573
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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: 140
Manufacturing Date: 1946-11-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 hp at 2500 RPM), s/n 23146
Remarks: Mode S Codes
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC87573 1946-11-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-11-07 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 140 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 Tentative...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1946-11-09 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty - Actual: 2183.0
1946-11-?? Test flight.
1946-11-11 Certification Notice, Form ACA 805:

This is to confirm my understanding that

Aircraft Republic  Model RC-3  Serial Number 140  Identification Mark NC87573

has been manufactured in accordance with the data submitted in support of an application for type certification that as a result of the examination of such data, and the tests and inspections conducted, recommendations for final approval accompanied by supporting data are being transmitted to the Washington office for analysis and final action; and that prior to issuance of the aircraft specification, it may become necessary to make certain minor modifications or adjustments to the subject aircraft in order to continue the effectiveness of the airworthiness certificate.

Republic Aviation Corporation
(MANUFACTURER)
By M. G. Veckman
Assistant Treasurer

(Title)
Signature Co owned ship
(Purchaser or Agent)

1946-11-11 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner's name: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.
1946-11-11 W. H. Ehman, Agent/Republic Aviation Corporation (signed)
1946-11-11 Harry M. Jones, CAA Inspector (signed)
Engine 6A8-215-B8F, s/n 23146, Prop 599, Blades 45887 - 49258.
1946-11-11 Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate No. 87573, Form ACA-308-A, issued.
Civil Aeronautic Inspector Harry M. Jones (signed).
1946-11-11 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.  Demonstrator.
1946-11-11 Application for Registration of Aircraft, Form ACA-501:
Name of owner: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, New York.
Signature of applicant: Republic Aviation Corporation; Mundy I. Peale, Vice President (signed).
1946-11-11 Aircraft Registration Certificate No. 87573, Form ACA 500-A, issued to:
Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, New York.
1947-05-26 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: George R. Stanley; 84 Mountain Road, West Hartford, Connecticut.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-05-26 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Name: George R. Stanley; 84 Mountain Road, West Hartford, Connecticut.
George R. Stanley (signed).
1947-05-29 Aircraft Chattel Mortgage executed for the amount of $2,635,44:
Mortgagee: Harford National Band and Trust Company; Hartford, Connecticut.
Mortgagor: George R. Stanley; West Hartford, Connecticut.
1947-06-04 Record of Conveyance CAA # 324867.
1947-12-05 mortgage fully released .
1947-06-05 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
George R. Stanley; 84 Mountain Road, West Hartford, Connecticut.
1947-08-06 Repair and Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
Owner: George Robert Stanley; 84 Mountain Rd., West Hartford, Connecticut.
Agency: Andrew Mastrone; The Bridgeport Aeronautical Co., P.O. Box 184, Stratford, Conn.
Empty Weight: 2186
Description of work accomplished:
  1. Installed Left & right float strut attaching fitting on left wing.
  2. Installed new flap left wing.
  3. Installed new float strut left wing.  Work done in accordance with instructions and part received from Republic Aviation Corp.

1947-09-10 Andrew Mastrone, A&E 53106 (signed)
1947-09-10 (?), Designee #1210 (signed)
1947-09-29 (?), CAA Inspector (signed).

1947-09-09 Repair and Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
Owner: George Robert Stanley; 84 Mountain Rd., West Hartford, Connecticut.
Agency: Michael Kuszik; Atherton Terrace, Plainville, Conn.
Empty Weight: 2186
Description of work accomplished:

Full swivel tail wheel and lock removed.  Steerable tail wheel installed in accordance with instructions and kit received from Republic Aviation Corp.

1947-08-06 Michael Kuszik, A&E M-16142 (signed)
1947-08-07 Garret M. Walker, Designee #111 (signed)
1947-09-04 (?), CAA Inspector (signed).

1947-11-07 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner: George R. Stanley; 84 Mountain Rd., West Hartford, Conn.
1947-11-07 Michael Kuszik, A&E M-16142 (signed)
1947-11-07 Garret M. Walker, Designee #111 (signed)
1948-01-14 (?), CAA Inspector (signed).
1947-11-07 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued.
1948-10-27 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner: George R. Stanley; 84 Mountain Road, West Hartford, Conn.
1948-10-27 Michael Kuszik, Agent, A&E M-16142 (signed)
1948-10-27 Magnus J. Ogden (?), Designee #155 (signed)
1948-12-01 (?), CAA Inspector (signed).
1948-10-27 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-1362, issued.
1948-11-01 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Thomas H. Corbett, Frank D. Foster, Joseph Martino; 128 Bedford Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Seller: George R. Stanley (signed).
1948-11-01 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Name of applicant: Thomas H. Corbett, Frank D. Foster, Joseph Martino; 128 Bedford Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
1948-11-12 Certificate of Registration, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Thomas H. Corbett, Frank D. Foster, Joseph Martino; 128 Bedford Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
1949-07-30 Chicopee, Massachusetts; aircraft crashed into the Connecticut River.

At Chicopee, Mass., two men died and two others were injured in the crash of an amphibian plane into the Connecticut River.  Dead were Thomas H. Corbert, 25, of West Springfield, Mass., and Philip De Palma, 23, of Agawam, Mass.

[The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, Monday Afternoon, August 1, 1949, courtesy of Matt Miller].

1949-08-02 Letter (handwritten) from Mrs. William J. Thomson; 204 Pearl St., Springfield, Mass., to Chief, Certification & Recordation Station, Civil Aeronautics Administration, Washington 25, D.C.;

Dear Sirs:

This is to inform you that the aircraft registered NC87573 is no longer airworthy, and has been dismantled.  Will you please cancel the registration?

Very truly yours
Mrs. William J. Thomson

   
   
1949-08-30 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195:

Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident. Washout 7-30-49 per list 8-29-49 Master File.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

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

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