REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 663

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N60CB

N60CB
Planadas Airport (PLA), Planadas, Colombia
October 1976
Photo: courtesy of John Wegg

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 663
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 51742432 / A7C51A (N60CB)
Extended wings, wide spray rails, electro-hyd, depth finder.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6418K
N6418K
1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-18 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1956-05-01 A/W Date.
   
   
N60CB    
   
   
1988 For sale by Gus Draffkorn. 530 SMOH. $29,500.
1997-09-27 Observed at Fort Worth - Hicks Airfield (T67 / KT67); Fort Worth, Texas.
1998-06-23 Robert Stein; Heinle Road, White Sulphur Springs, NY 12787.
2000-06-08 On June 8, 2000, at 1045 Eastern Daylight Time, an amphibian Republic RC3, N60CB, was substantially damage during a water landing on Lake Pleasant, Speculator, New York. The certificated private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight that originated from Monticello, New York. No flight plan was filed, and the flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to the pilot, he inadvertently lowered the landing gear while on approach for a water landing. The airplane touched down, and nosed over. 
[NTSB ID No: NYC00LA169].
2006-08-15 C of R issued to:
Galen F. Tustison Trustee; 26702 Highway 78, Ramona, CA 92065-6316.
2009-09-14 Cancelled from FAA Registry.
2010-??-?? Offered for sale

I am selling Serial #663, N60CB, for the owner in California. You may have known the owner, Gaylin Tustison. This is the airplane which was covered in a story on your website when the owner purchased the airplane in New York 3-years ago and flew it out to his ranch in California. After his arrival in California, a wild-fire burned through the ranch, destroying his home, hanger and airplanes. The only aircraft to survive the fire was the Seabee, however all logbooks were lost in the fire. Based on the times we have tried to reconstruct from the previous sale, it has 2,070 TT, and approx. 200 SMOH. The prop condition was documented in the story on your website, and it appears that it was overhauled when he bought the airplane.

Mr. Tustison has since passed away, and as a friend of the family, they are directing all inquiries through me. The aircraft must be hauled out by truck, as the ranch runway is too short to fly out of.

Price Reduced!: $22,000.00    $18,000.00 USD. 
Please contact Steve Oden at (317) 285-8400 or e-mail Steve.Oden@andrettiautosport.com

2010-??-?? Sold!  
2017-11-23 Fate and current location is unknown.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.
John Wegg.
IRSOC - www.republicseabee.com 

N60CB

N60CB
California
14 January 2010
Photo: IRSOC

N60CB

N60CB
California
14 January 2010
Photo: IRSOC

N60CB

N60CB
California
14 January 2010
Photo: IRSOC

 

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