Cars, Planes & Yachts April, 16th 2011 by Nick

Skim the surface: FlyNano

Everyone’s dreamt of flying free as a bird. Now here is the FlyNano! Experience the fun of flying, with no passengers a board, no cargo – just you, Nano and the endless blue. If you’ve ever had a pilot’s licence you’ll fly Nano right out of the box. The rest of you will need to learn the simple rules of the air.

A finnish aeronautical engineer (Aki Suokas) launched a remarkable new single-seat aircraft this week at Aero Friedrichshafen. The FlyNano is made entirely of carbon fiber composite, lands and takes off on water, and weighs just 70KG ready to fly. Three variants are available: a 20kW electric-only version, and petrol-engined 24 bhp and 35 bhp models, the latter proposed as a racing version. The Flynano tops out at over 87Mph.If you think that’s remarkable, the most expensive of the three variants costs you a lousy $39,000.

Will this be the new way of transportation?

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