The turbo-Otter looks great, Jim. Although I prefer older airplanes (and have a backlog of Vietnam-era Otters still to be completed), I will certainly buy them and hope to build them.
Interesting photos, Z. The Samaritan Air Cessna U206G/185 operates (or operated) in East Africa with AIM AIR (AIM AIR
). It crashed on Lake Victoria a couple of years ago and was recovered.
Project 206: Supercharged IO-550-N, N341EA, Cessna U206G
Project 206: Arrival of N341EA!
AIM AIR flies some interesting aircraft, including a turbo-prop Dakota: http://www.aimair.org/main/wp-conten...-the-fleet.pdf
Sorry for the diversion, Jim, but this is kinda on the subject of interesting and model-worthy aircraft on floats. Also, the photo of the Samaritan Air airplane caused a lot of synapses to fire for me. An old Special Forces buddy worked with AIM AIR after retiring from the Army (told me he was doing the same thing he had done before, but without the guns). My students are currently working an on-line forum dealing with humanitarian operations in Sudan. One of them is a Foreign Service Officer stationed in Nairobi (she had difficulty working the forum because a ship dragged anchor in Mombasa harbor, taking out the Internet cables).
Now, back to turbo-Otters.