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Another Seabee rises from the ashes
Hey there, we are a group in Ottawa, Canada, who are working on rebuilding Republic RC3 Seabee CF-FOY s/n 747 to try and get it back to an airworthy condition. We really appreciate your website as it has been a world of information for us and it's amazing to see the same appreciation for this one specific aircraft type that all of us who are a part of this project share. We would love to share the progress of this project with you. Here is the link to our website: https://www.theseabeeproject.com/. As well if you wouldn't mind sharing this to other possible seabee enthusiasts to try and raise awareness for the project that would mean a lot to us.
==================================================Spencer: Man behind the Seabee
Member Jeronimo Chiecchio sent this interesting article on P.H. Spencer, our Seabee inventor.
It appears that a 100LL replacement is close at hand. UL-94 is here. From what I see you have to have an STC issued by Swift Fuel Company($100). It is a "forever" STC. Most of our Lycoming and all Franklin engines are approved! Check the Lycoming Service Instruction here:
Check out Swift website here:
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Hi Steve hope you are well.
I was wondering if one of the group had some top view photos of the timing pointer that we believe bolts on to the starter motor as our one is missing and we need to time the recently serviced ignition components on to the engine.
If have a picture of this and where it attaches we can the make one.
This would be a great help to us.
Peter Robinson & Pete Fitzgerald
email at: email@example.com
Tail wheel tires
Here is an article on our tail wheel tires:
Tail wheel tires if you have any additional information please send it to me, thanks!
Search the Seabee website!
This is a tip from member Bruce Hinds.
Type this in your web browser:
"___________ site: www.republicseabee.com"
Fill in the blank with, "Brakes, landing gear, hydraulics, etc." and a space between your word and 'site'.
hydraulics site: www.republicseabee.com
Hint: type in the "blank" word in your browser then copy and paste the Seabee site above. Your browser will then list most of the articles on those subjects from the Seabee website. Note: You will also get links from other websites but the first listings will be from here.
(I'll try to get a search bar going as soon as I figure it out)
International customers please note:
Due to the rising cost of shipping, we can no longer honor the "free shipping" on internatonal orders from the Seabee Store. We can still ship your items but we must add a realistic shipping charge. It pains us to do this but we have to cover our costs. Shipping inside the U.S. will still be honored as "Free Shipping". We can make arrangements for international shipping costs. Thank you all for your understanding.
(As an example, shipping to British Columbia, Canada for a Seabee T-shirt costs $29.56!)
Ever wonder how your Hartzell Reverser works?
Check out the Hartzell article here.
Check your Lycoming GO-480 gearbox backlash
(article sent by Bruce Hinds, thanks!)
New! Just added Lycoming GO-480 parts lists.
All engines. See them here.
What if your landing gear won't lock down?
Check P/N 1112. Click here for the article.
An answer to the boat (ship) with a Seabee on it!
Mr. Montgomery's great great aunt used to own it!
I noticed a question on the Seabee website asking about this photograph. The yacht was named Brezzin Thru and belonged to my great great aunt, Leila Post Montgomery. The vessel was originally constructed as a U.S. Navy patrol boat and later converted to a pleasure yacht. It foundered in a hurricane in 1950. The wreck is located in Kingston Harbor, Jamaica.
Very interestingOverhaul your Electrol 430 Hydraulic PowerPac
See details here
FAA has issued a SAIB for cable connections!
Although it may not apply to our Seabees, it may be worth it to look at your terminal ends on the control cables. Read the bulletin here (PDF).
Failures were hidden under the safety wire!
Send us your Float Strut Mirror Selfies!
You can see them here
Bruce Hinds' Newsletters
Most of Bruce Hinds Newsletters
Newsletter from member Bruce Hinds with very good Seabee information. Bruce Hinds sent me most of the missing Newsletters! Thanks Bruce. Lots of reading to do!!
(Most missing Newsletters Added) 7/13/2017
Member Bruce Bishop made the cover!
I know it's kind of late as Bruce sent me this a while ago. Durango, Colorado. You need a big engine there! Thanks Bruce, great shot!
Great shots from Jeronimo Chiecchio
Before you buy, do a pre-buy inspection. Download it here.
Also, DO A TITLE SEARCH! (Available from AOPA or SPA)
AOPA Aero-Space Reports, 800-765-2336
3-10-2017: AOPA just released an article on Title Searches. You can read it here.
Seabee Specs, History, Seabee Club
(Added Seabee Design Analysis, Added Seabee Production List)
Strut Selfies or "Look at me!"
Photos of float strut mirror images. We know you've taken one so send it in!
Email to Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips on how not to crash! These are offered up from the membership and your input is always welcome.
Who knows, we might just bring down insurance costs!
(Added Rudder Control Horn fix article)
Updated! Member locations added!
Alphabetical listing, Websites, e-mail, Join!
(Added Charles Eidschun, Added Scott Sexton)
Cartoon, Fun Reading, and Articles
(Added "How the Seabee Works", Added 6-cylinder Counterweight article)
Tributes to 'Super' Bee people past and present
and Reference Materials
FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-769
Engine, Propeller, Accessory AD's
Republic Service Bulletins
Republic Dealer and Distributor's Bulletins (Missing Bulletins Added!!)
Republic Seabee Parts List
CAA (FAA) Flight Manuals
337's (updated 8-20-2021)
Republic Service Instructions
(Added gearbox article, Added H-Bracket article, Added Wing-adectomy)
Tips, tricks, part substitutions, etc. for our Seabees
(Added Tail Wheel Squeezer) 5/13/2018
Drawings (factory when available) of Seabee parts.
Send me your drawings! We'll post them for everyone.
(Added Water Rudder Spring)
Products for Seabees and Pilot Organizations
(Added Aircraft Components Gear System)
Seabee owner's recommendations for Seabee services!
(Added Franklin Engine, Added Carolina Aero Tech)
for Sale (or Parts wanted!)
Airframe, Engine, Propeller, Avionics and anything Seabee!!
(Added Glen Hyde wing extensions)
Instructors, Associates, Articles, and Training Aids
(Removed Hangar A, Updated Training Guide)
the Seabee Club!)
Hats, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Patches, CD's, etc.
Oshkosh 2015 Photos
Oshkosh 2016 Photos
(Added Bruce Bishop photo, "Dragon" Bee)
They are fascinating.
Websites of interest to Seabee owners. Weather, parts, airport information.
(Moved Aircraft Components to Products page)
orFranklin Questions and Answers
Your questions answered by members!
(Updated Russ Aircraft adapter rings)
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Seabee Manuals on DVD!
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e-mail address is anywhere on this website (especially on the 'Parts
for Sale' page), please check to make sure it is correct. If it needs
and we will change it.
you very much!