Scratch built in Depron foam, 2010.The Sunderland has a certain 'magic' about it, it was big and bulky, yet seek and graceful, as is one model I just felt I was ready for. Having already produced some multi engined models, a flying boat just had to be next.
Well you have to start somewhere, I started with a 3-view and some ideas, and fiished up with -
She first flew off grass, no problem, more than enough power and can cruise on quite a light throttle.
EFR ?, E Flight Ray (eflightray on RCGroups).
The first flight off water had my knees knocking a bit as
the wind was blowing stronger than I normally like to fly
in, but after a bit of taxiing to see how she handled,
(she has differential throttle, so the motors speed up or
slow down on each side independently with rudder control).
Span - 90"