Perhaps the world’s smallest seaplane, the Brazillian Brio Flying Boat is equal parts zodiac and ultralight aircraft.
The vehicle comes as a kit and runs on an ultralight Rotex Austrian 52-66 horsepower two-stroke engine that’s sold separately. Its propeller functions as an airscrew, so on water the thing operates as an airboat, the sort of boat used in shallow-draft environments like swamps. When flying, the airscrew is a “pusher,” the term for a propeller at the rear of the plane. That way, it doesn’t interfere with your suh-WEET view of those Brazillian topless beaches (high five!).
The 18-minute video at the company’s site is worth watching just for the perky soundtrack.
Link, via Born Rich.
Image via flyingboat.com.br.