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A New Milestone in the History of Adventure Sports
Electric Aircraft for Fun Flying FlyNano is a brand for fun of flying – no passengers, no cargo – just you and the endless blue. FlyNano is 100% electric. Weight under 70 kg. Water operations only. Pilot license free. For anyone ever dreamt of flying.
Specifications Dimensions Seats 1 Length 3,8 m Wingspan 4,8 m Height 1,3 m Weights Empty weight 70 kg Max pilot weight 100 kg Speeds Level speed 120 km/h Take-off speed 90 km/h Powertrain Engine brushless Peak power 32 kW Battery LiPo capacity 1,7 kWh Propeller diameter 1,45 m Design basis ref: Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, Annex II (j) Operation Limitations Minimum operating limitation. All of these depends heavily on pilot skills. Dimensions of the free water area Lenght 400 m Width 30 m Depth 0,5 m Wave height < 10 cm Temperature
5 °C Wind speed < 5 m/s Flight envelope limit loads
Compared to regular general aviation aircraft, FlyNano may best be described as a go-cart compared to a regular car. Due to its small size and light weight the sensation of speed is remarkable. It is very unlike the feeling you get when flying common Cessnas and Pipers, although the absolute speeds are actually quite alike, the latter being even a bit faster, that is. When reviewing the experience, FlyNano is in fact more comparable to waterjets and quad bikes than regular airplanes or microlights.
Think about it! You get in, not from the pier, but from the water. A wet or dry suit to keep you warm is necessary. You strap yourself to the seat and wear a helmet to avoid spray and wind chill. No clearances, no run-ups, no checklists. The lake is open for takeoff. The fun starts immediately. It is ecstatic.
The flight is characterized by a high tempo and full concentration is required at all times. The open cockpit makes flying even more daring and flying is sure to be filled with adrenaline and euphoria. As skills develop and confidence builds up the excitement of novelty will naturally abate, but new challenges are right behind the corner keeping up the thrill. It is relatively easy to learn how to operate FlyNano safely, but mastery in all situations requires hours and hours of practice. With FlyNano full satisfaction is guaranteed.
– Pekka Kauppinen, Chief Test Pilot