REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 639

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Centralia/Huron Airpark, Ontario, Canada
07 June 2006
Photo: Luc Brousseau

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
"SeaBeast LS6"
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 639 (RC-3)
001 (SeaBeast LS6)
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM).
(2) Robinson LS-6 engine conversion.
Remarks: Robinson engine conversion June 2005.
Mode S codes: 52063700 / A867C0 (N6401K)
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6401K
N6401K
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-10 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1971-06-18 C of R issued to:
Edward W. Schadeck; 4316 Collwood Land, San Diego, CA 92115.
1974-12-27 Cancelled from FAA Aicraft Registry.
C-GHQU 1974-??-?? Imported to  Canada.
1993-02-25 C of R issued to:
Coast Air Associated Ltd.; 23889-58a Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 7N6, Canada.
1993-06-29 C of R issued to:
Edward Ness; 172 Finch Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 5T7, Canada.
1993-10-07 C of R issued to:
Michael Walker; 4563 Stratford Road, Victoria, BC V8X 3X1, Canada.
1995-04-12 C of R cancelled.
1995-05-03 C of R issued to:
Beat Meyer; 4034 W 40 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6N 3C1, Canada.
2002-06-?? Sold from Beat Meyer to Janet D. Kennedy.
2002-07-01 Ferry flight from Boundary Bay, BC, to Elmira, Ontario.
2002-09-30 C of R issued to:
Janet D. Kennedy; 1845 Listowel Road RR#4, Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z3, Canada.

E-mail: JDKennedy(at)rim.net

2005-02-01 Neil Kennedy; 1845 Listowel Road RR#4, Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z3, Canada.
2005-05-04 New C of R issued.
2005-2010 Robinson LS-6 engine conversion installed.
2008-03-17 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
2010-09-22 Registered as "SeaBeast LS6" aircaft.  CAR Standard 549 - Amateur Built Aircraft.
C of R issued to:
(1) Neil A. Kennedy; 1845 Listowel Roar, RR#4, Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z3, Canada.
(2) Janet Kennedy; 1845 Listowel Roar, RR#4, Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z3, Canada.
2011-05-?? First flight of "SeaBeast LS6".
2011-07-25/26 At EAA "Airventure", Oshkosh, WI, USA.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Roger Janssens.

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Photo: Janet Kennedy

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
25 July 2011
Photo: courtesy of Roger Janssens

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Washington, USA
Summer 1956
Photo: Allan Grant / LIFE Magazine

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