There is a new electric ARF seaplane coming that is the answer to a long held dream...Electricfly is releasing a BEAUTIFUL 51" wingspan rendition of one of my favorite full scale amphibians of all time, the Grumman Widgeon!
A very nicely done red, white and blue color scheme, nice hull design and engineering, same power system based on the 950KV electric motors as their popular PBY electric seaplane, MUCH improved motor mount design. Fiberglass hull, plastic nacelles (based on past releases, but could be glass) , plastic tip floats, built up balsa flying surfaces.
Pictures and link below. According to a source at Fly R/C, who is doing the first kit review, the suggested street price is 179.99. Sadly a lot higher than the PBY, but we all know the cost of doing business in China and the cost of transportation, materials and other stuff is increasing.
It is not in the Tower catalog, yet. As of mid August,Tower has mentioned a mid Oct release.
I have official dibs for the first kit that arrives at my LHS and they are doing a nice discount below the street price...
The only way this could have been better would have been for Electrifly to release a 60" Grumman Goose...