REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 936

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HB-SEI Photo: Theodor Frey

HB-SEI
First flight!
St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Switzerland
20 May 2010
Photo: courtesy Theodor Frey

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 936
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Based at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6659K
N6659K
1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-06-27 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to North American Airport Corp., White Plains, New York, USA.
1948-03-19 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Robert W. Gallaway; Gen. Mgr., North American Airport Corp. / Purchaser: Thor Solberg; Lighthous, New Jersey, USA.
1952-04-28 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Thor Solberg; Lighthous, NJ. / Purchaser: W. H. Flickinger Inc.; Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA.
1952-05-05 A/C total time: 7:00.
1952-06-27 Bill of Sale.  Seller: W. H. Flickinger Inc.; Charlestown, MA. / Purchaser: Flick Distributing Co. Inc.; 40 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA, USA.
1953-06-08 A/C total time: 21:25.
1955-07-01 A/C total time: 41:05.
1955-08-20 A/W Date.  A/C total time: 62:08.
1960-11-25 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Flick Distributing Co. Inc.; Charlestown, MA. / Purchasers: Edward W. Nielson; 196 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA, USA. F. Bryce Blanchard; 474 Park Street, North Reading, MA, USA.
1965-11-05 A/C total time: 324:00.
1968-10-07 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Edward W. Nielson; Road, Andover, MA. / Purchaser:  Frederick Bryce Blanchard; 474 Park Street, North Reading, MA, USA.
????-??-?? Frederick Bryce Blanchard; 474 Park Street, North Reading, MA 01864, USA.
/ 7859 Buccaneer Drive, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA.
1970-07-20 A/C total time: 413:00.
1971-10-15 A/C total time: 419:00.
1974-12-15 A/C total time: 443:00.
1977-01-09 A/C total time: 480:20.
1979-06-15 A/C total time: 492:00.
1984-10-25 A/C total time: 510:30.
1991-01-23 A/C total time: 443:00.
1991-09-03 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Frederick Bryce Blanchard; North Reading, MA. / Purchaser: Graham Aley Sutherland; 939 Alexander Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32119 , USA.
1991-09-03 Graham Aley Sutherland; 939 Alexander Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32119 , USA.
2002-11-18 A/C total time: 550:00.
2003-12-01 A/C total time: 664:48.
2004-03-10 Bill of Sale. Seller: Graham Aley Sutherland; Port Orange, FL. / Purchaser: Dennis R Hynes; 1871 Spruce Creek Boulevard, Port Orange, FL 32128-6742, USA.
2004-03-10 Dennis R Hynes; 1871 Spruce Creek Boulevard, Port Orange, FL 32128-6742, USA.
(Deceased March 2009).
2005-05-24 A/C total time: 804:18.
2007-06-23 A/C total time: 817:00.
2007-08-17 For sale for $98,000.00:
  • 145 hours since total rebuild consisting of complete disassembly
  • New prime and paint
  • Reassembly of new control cables, hoses, glass, interior
  • New panel
  • New instruments
  • Full IFR GPS VOR ILS dual NAV/COMs intercom
  • Droop tips
  • New fuel cell
  • Strobes
  • All Rich Brumm's mods, including B9f engine
  • Engine 145 smoh
  • Prop 145 hrs since FACTORY NEW
2009-09-21 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Dennis R Hynes; Port Orange, FL, USA. / Purchaser: Theodor Frey; Held 789, CH-9428 Walzenhausen, Switzerland.
2009-09-21 Cancelled from US CAR on sale to Switzerland.
A/C total time: 842:00.
HB-SEI 2009-12-23 Registered on Swiss CAR (FOCA) to;

Theodor Frey
Held 789
CH-9428 Walzenhausen,
Switzerland

E-mail: seabee@bluewin.ch 
URL: www.seabee.ch

2010-05-20 First flight from St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland.
2012-12-12 For sale!

Airframe total time 930 Hours, Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM), 240 hours since total rebuild consisting of complete disassembly, new prime and paint, reassembly of new control cables, hoses, glass, interior, new panel, new instruments, VOR ILS dual NAV/COMs intercom, droop tips, new fuel cell, strobes. All Rich Brumm's mods, including B9F engine. Engine 240 smoh, prop 240 hrs since FACTORY NEW.

Based at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (LSZR), Switzerland.

Offered at : 95'000 euro together with the project Seabee Serial No: 1001, TTAF 1200 and one Franklin 6A8-215-B9F engine.

For more information contact: 

Theodor Frey
E-mail: info@seabee.ch 
Tel: +41 71 888 28 72

  Sources: FAA Registry.
Theodor Frey.

HB-SEI Photo: Theodor Frey

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Photo: courtesty Theodor Frey

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