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Republic RC-3 Seabee ( 54 in. / 137.2 cm )

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Republic RC-3 Seabee

Aeromodeller's Republic RC-3 Seabee

The Republic RC-3 Seabee was an all-metal, pusher motor amphibian produced in the 1940s by Republic Aircraft. The Seabee's development is unusual since it was designed for sport general aviation and was subsequently purchased by several military services for air rescue services. The 54" model presented here, designed by noted British model designer H. J. Towner, is a free flight sport scale model powered by a small diesel or glow engine in a pusher configuration. Construction is rather complex and with the engine located at the wing trailing edge, significant nose ballast would be required to bring the center-of-gravity to its proper flight position. Other suggestions: fly the aircraft using wheels, rather than off water; electric propulsion; and miniature r/c equipment for motor control, rudder, elevator, and aileron controls.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_RC-3_Seabee
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ID: 90683
File Size: 2.3 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Civilian
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Publisher: Aeromodeller
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: H. J.Towner
Date: 05/1949
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Listing Editor: aeroastro
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 27/01/17 04:25:09am
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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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Plan ID:90683
Keywords:Republic RC-3 Seabee amphibian Towner sport free flight pusher
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 54 in. / 137.2 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Amphibian
Motor Type:Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Pusher
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:H. J.Towner
Category:Wood Model Airplane Plans
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