Got mine from Motion last January. I don't fly off water but this type of plane works great off ice/snow and in summer, I fly off grass (no gear installed). I put on a MAS 9X7X3 prop with a Dynam Grand Cruiser 3-blade spinner. Using the stock motor and ESC, I've been running it on 2200mah, 4s without any issues and it hauls ass. I fly it fairly often as it's one of my favorite "go to" planes when I scratch my head and wonder which of my over 30 planes should I fly next.