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Photo ID: 1011181
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Model: STOL UC-1 Twin Bee Registration: N65NE
Year: 1986 Serial Number: 023
Engine(s): Two Lycoming IO-360'S, 180 or 200-HP Owner: Hardy LeBel
Westerly, RI
Location: Moosehead Lake
Greenville, Maine
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, September Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 10/9/03 - A Twin Bee arrives at Moosehead Lake. Twenty-some UC-1's were produced from Republic RC-3 Seabees in the 1980's. A report on the Twin Bee may be seen Click here. It is written by Mr. LeBel, the owner of this aircraft and is both interesting and informative. Pretty objective too, I would say!

N65NE was originally certificated as a Twin Bee in 1986, as N71021. It lived in Wisconsin and Texas before becoming a Rhode Island resident.
 

Photo ID: 1011182
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Notes: Sitting quietly.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011183
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Notes: The wheels are down as "November Echo" approaches the ramp to get out of the water so folks at the International Seaplane Fly-In can get a good look. "The leans" is something I think one would have to get used to in a flying boat, as it goes toward one side or the other to rest on a wing float.

The Twin Bee has a rather flat, four foot section added to the front of the tailboom, just ahead of the N65NE in this photo. On a conventional Seabee, the top profile of the tailboom is curved all the way to the cabin.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011184
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Notes: She plows water a bit as she gets moving, and then comes out nicely.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011185
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Notes: All we need is a little soap and we've got a bath here!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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