In this view you can see all the most important elements of the Akoya. The little wings just aft and above the extended landing gear are what floats the airplane’s boat. The Akoya, in fact, is not really a flying boat but a hydrofoil. The pylon mounted tractor engine sits atop the tail, and the tailwheel (yup, it’s a taildragger) with its cute little ski for snow work. It’s an odd configuration but one that makes a lot of sense. Can’t wait to fly it.