Originally Posted by how much
how about kitting a descent sized Catalina for 25-46 size brushless on 3-4s to keep the running gear costs low.
doing it as an amphibian with working retracts and tip floats would greatly broaden its appeal to include non water flyers... keep it light too
thinking 100" span or there abouts capable of breaking down to fit in a station wagon/estate car
or the Dornier Seastar amphibian , no worries about tip floats , and the original has turboprop engines zo the brushless outrunner sound is pretty scale