One of the really fun aspects of R/C is seaplane flying. Whether its adapting a set of conventional floats to your land-based model or building a “dedicated” seaplane, float flying opens up a whole new world to the R/C enthusiast. Coming in the January 2012 issue of MAN is my new “PS-36” which is easy to build, fun to fly, and uses inexpensive electric propulsion components; you could probably complete the project for less than $100,
even buying everything, less if you’ve got a few things already on hand. With a 36” span, the PS-36 might fit into the “park flyer” category but it handles breeze-driven water surfaces with ease. For those of you landlocked, I’ve tested it repeatedly off grass and it works nealy as well but nothing beats seeing the wake of acceleration and the gentle lift off as you apply power. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it! Remember, MAN, January 2012!