Well now that winter is here, and
I have access to a lake as well, it's time for a suitable plane for both
. It's going to be a twin-boom pusher, similar in size and configuration to this one: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70922
But this time the tail booms are going to extend way out in front and double as floats & skis (well, triple, I suppose
). The central pod is going to rise up above the wing to get the prop out of the water/snow. And we'll have rudders which extend down to the bottom of the floats, doubling as water rudders.
Anyway, I've started on the floats:
They are of rather low-quality "dunnage" foam. I plan to cover them with fibreglas - that's where all the strength will come from. In the picture they have a coat of BIN primer on them which sort of "case hardens" them, making them a lot easier to work with.
More as things progress!