REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 174

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NC6004K
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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: 174
Manufacturing Date: 1946-11-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S Codes: 51745055 / A7CA2D
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6004K 1946-11-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-11-22 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty: 2197.0 lbs.
1946-11-?? Test flight.
1946-11-26 Statement of Conformity by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 174 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. A-769-1 Tentative...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1946-11-29 Certification Notice, Form ACA 805:

This is to confirm my understanding that

Aircraft: REPUBLIC Model: RC-3 Serial Number: 174 Identification Mark: NC 6004K

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)
Signed M. G. Veckman
Assistant

Muncie Aviation Corporation
Clyd C. Shockley
(Purchaser of Agent)

1946-11-29 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-502:
Purchaser: Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1946-11-29 Application for Registration Of Aircraft, Form ACA-501:
Owner: Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.
Signed Clyde E. Shockley.
1946-11-29 Aircraft Registration Certificate No: 6004K, Form ACA 500-A, issued to:
Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.
1946-11-29 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Owner: Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.
Engine 6A8-215-B8F, s/n 23178, Prop 793, Blades 53600 - 53659.
1946-11-29 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-309, issued.
1946-11-29 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-502:
Purchaser: Lowman Flying Service; Leesburg, Indiana.
Seller: Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.  Signed Clyde E. Shockley, Vice-President & General Manager.
(1946-11-29) Application for Registration Of Aircraft, Form ACA-501 (no date, s/n 171, NC6002K crossed over):
Owner: Lowman Flying Service; Leesburg, Indiana.  Signed Per Paul L. Lowman, owner.
1946-11-30 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Muncie Aviation Corporation; Muncie Airport, Muncie, Indiana.
1946-12-26 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Lowman Flying Service; Leesburg, Indiana 46538.
1947-04-13 Winona Lake, Wayne Township, near Warsaw, Indiana:

Paul Lowman, 35, pilot and Warsaw flying school operator, and his passenger, Carl Wyrick, 24, of Warsaw, were rescued from a Republic Seabee which crashed in Winona Lake.  After they climbed onto the wings of the crashed plane, they were taken off in a speedboat by Homer Hatfield and Lewis Meredith, of Warsaw.
[The Daily Herald, Monday, April 14, 1947, courtesy of Matt Miller].

1956-02-14 Cancellation Record, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] No reply to Audit Questionaire.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

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

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