The Osprey 2 is a 2 place side by side sea plane featuring wood construction and was created by the same designer (George Pereira) of the GP-4 (see previous Aircraft of the month article)
This aircraft first flew in 1973 with over 500 examples built
They have one on display at the EAA museum in Oshkosh Wi, the EAA web site has sport aviation articles going back to 1970.
Plans and Parts are still available for anyone looking to build one at:
While i was not able to find any RC aircraft of the Osprey, there are quite a few that have a bit of a resemblance on Outerzone
Laddie Mikulasko Designer of all kinds of RC aircraft with several Seaplane options has the Laker, a 70″ model from 1979
Ken Willard another well known RC aircraft designer has a few options as well
Likely best known for the Seamaster 40 & 120, ACE RC produced kits from the late 80′ and had ARF options as well:
Seamaster 40: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=10212
Seamaster 120: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=10817
I won a Seamaster 40 ARF at an auction back in the mid 2000’s not a bad performer but a higher power motor like a 60 or a modern electric setup is really needed for best performance.
As a side note the Anderson Kingfisher is also a similar homebuilt to the Osprey however not as many have been completed. I did a article on the Kingfisher in march 2020