RE: CLIPPER ROUTE SURVEY SHIP
Dude, You are going to love flying that. With the reliable Gas/Ignition Zenoah powerplant you took all the apprehension out of whether you will be going swimming.
Just kick back and enjoy its groovy flying style. Check out the rolls and especially the inverted flying.
Then well before you are ready to end the flight, try some Touch-N-Goes and play with the flat bottom hull and slide around the water like an airboat.
Just be sure, before you decide to do a "Go-around" that you are ready with some up elevator. Because sudden engine at low speed will push the nose down. Nothing to be afraid of but a noticeable characteristic that you get with pylon-mounted engines.
I love mine with the ST3000 even though it is a glow engine.