REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 375

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NC6184K

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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: 375
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM), S/N 23290
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52007544 / A80F64
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6184K 1947-02-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-?? Test flight.
1947-02-06 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty: 2195.0 lbs.
1947-02-10 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 375 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].
1947-02-13 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B8F, s/n 23290, Prop 1194, Blades 55644 - 53845.
1947-02-13 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-02-17 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1947-02-20 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Wenatchee Air Service, Inc.; P.O. Box #1160, Wenatchee, Washington.
Seller: Rankin Aviation Industries; J. R. Lund, Northwest Manager.
1947-02-25 Aircraft damaged on a bad landing on a county road.
1947-03-24 Repair And Alteration Form, Form ACA 337, NC6184K:
Owner's name: Kenneth Patten/Wenatchee Air Service.

Repair on hull made due to a bad landing on a county road.  This repair was made in accordance of CAM 18 and also by suggestion of a factory representative.  Left wing repair was made with all factory new parts.  The are listed below:
Part no. 1092 Axel-landing gear strut.
Part no. 1052 Strut-wing float.
Part no. 17w21005-6 spar assembly with 17w21013-1L fitting included.
Part no. 17w21005-8 splice plate.
Part no. 17w21009-1 wing skin.
Part no. UL10161 sealing compound.
Part no. RUL 10159 slushing compound.
There will be no weight changes made  on this repair.

Agency name: G. G. Christian; Belgrade, Montana.
Approved 1947-03-27 by inspector Milton J. Smith (752).

1947-05-12 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Shelton, Washington.
Seller: Wenatchee Air Service, Inc.
1947-05-13 Chattel Mortgage of Civil Aircraft of The United States, NBC Form 626, executed for the amount of $2,500,00:
Mortgagee: Central Branch, National Bank of Commerce of Seattle.
Mortgagor: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Signed James L. Tiffany / George J. Wolfe.
1947-05-14 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Shelton, Washington.
Signed James L. Tiffany / George J. Wolfe.
1947-07-02 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Shelton, Washington.
1947-07-12 Repair and Alteration Form, Form ACA-337:
Owner: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Box 144, Shelton, Washington.
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F, s/n 23290.
Agency: C&E Aircraft Inc./Wilbur F. Fisk (A&E 205135); Star Rt. 2, Box 113, Shelton, Wn.

Engine removed from aircraft.  AD 48-26-2, fuel pump modification completed by Northwest Air Service.  AD 47-47-14 complied with.  New late type oil pump with non-floating type oil screen installed.  Engine reinstalled in aircraft.  Engine preflighted and found OK.

1947-07-19 accepted by inspector.

1947-08-08 Mortgage released.
1947-08-11 Chattel Mortgage of Civil Aircraft of The United States, NBC Form 626, executed for the amount of $7,200.00:
Mortgagee: Central Branch, National Bank of Commerce of Seattle.
Mortgagor: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Signed James L. Tiffany / George J. Wolfe.
1948-02-13 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Box 144, Shelton, Washington.
Agent: Wilbur F. Fisk.
Accepted by CAA Inspector on 1948-02-16
"AD-47-47-10 Not complied with pending arrival of kit from factory".
1948-02-13 Certificate of Airworthiness, Form ACA-309, issued.
1948-02-26 (Second) Chattel Mortgage of Civil Aircraft of The United States, NBC Form 626, executed for the amount of $2,562.92:
Mortgagee: Central Branch, National Bank of Commerce of Seattle.
Mortgagor: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Signed James L. Tiffany / George J. Wolfe.
1948-05-19 Repair and Alteration Form, Form ACA-337:
Owner: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Shelton, Washington.
Propeller: Hartzell 12X20-2/L8427, Hub 1194, Blades 55648-1 / 53653-1.
Agency: Northwest Propeller Repair; Box 565, Georgetown Station, Boeing Field, Seattle 8, Wash.

Major overhaul accomplished, including magnaflux of hub, complete inspection for conformity to CAA & Hartzell specifications, and for airworthiness, refinishing of blades, re-assembly, adjustment and balance.  Hub Clamp Gaskets and "O"-ring seals replaced by new.  Removal from and re-installation on aircraft also accomplished.  No weight of C.G. change involved.

1948-06-28 accepted by CAA inspector.

1948-07-23 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: K. C. Sherman; Junction City, Oregon.
Seller: Shelton Air Service, Inc.; Signed James L. Tiffany, President / A. E. Converse, Vice President.
1948-07-23 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: K. C. Sherman; Box 278, Junction City, Oregon.
1948-07-29 Mortgage $7,200.00 released.
Mortgage $2,562.92 released.
1948-08-12 Certificate of Registration, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
K. C. Sherman; Box 278, Junction City, Oregon.
1948-10-18 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Western Skyways Service; Troutdale, Oregon.
Seller: Kenneth C. Sherman (signed).
1949-03-29 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Raymond L. Briggs; Route #2, Eugene, Oregon.
Seller: Western Skyways Service; John P. Mifflin, President.
1949-03-29 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: Raymond L. Briggs; Route #2, Eugene, Oregon.
1949-04-05 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner's Name: Raymond L. Briggs; Route #2, Eugene, Oregon.
Designee: V. S. Hickman (731).
1949-04-13 accepted by CAA inspector.
1949-04-07 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Raymond L. Briggs; Route #2, Eugene, Oregon.
1949-07-01 Chattel Mortgage of Aircraft executed for the amount of $1,700.00:
Mortgagee: Western Skyways ( Aero Credit Corporation).
Mortgagor: Jaybirds, Inc.; signed Herb Hellan (Secretary-Treasurer), Nick Yanick (Vice President), Walter Hanson (President).
1949-07-26 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Jaybirds, Inc.; Kenmore Air Harbor, Kenmore, Washington.
Seller: Raymond L. Briggs (signed).
1949-08-10 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B.
Owner Name: Jaybirds, Inc.; Kenmore Air Harbor, Kenmore, Washington.
Signed Herb Hellan, Sec. Treas.
1949-08-18 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Jaybirds Inc.; Kenmore Air Harbor. Kenmore, Washington 98028.
1949-09-29 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Owner's Name: J-birds Inc.; P.O. Box 64, Kenmore, Washington.
Authorized Agent: Thomas H. Wardleigh.
1949-10-10 (?), Designee (signed).
1950-02-13 (?), CAA inspector (signed).
1950-05-29 Ross Lake, Washington; Aircraft crashed during take off from lake.  When turning a bend on the lake during take off, the pilot discovered a dam ahead.  In trying to avoid hitting the Ross Dam, pilot steeply banked the aircraft into a turn.  Unfortunately, the wing hit the water and aircraft cartwheeled into the lake.  Mr. Nicholas M. Yanick (36) and Mrs. Marie Yanick (32) were killed. Their two boys; Miles (14) and Jay (12) were rescued and survived.
1950-07-07 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident.  Washout 5-29-50 per list 7-5-50 Master File.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

1950-08-28 Mortgage $1,700.00 released.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

Courtesy of Matt Miller

NC6184K

The Seattle Times
Wednesday, May 31, 1950
Courtesy of Matt Miller

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