Flying enthusiast and pilot, Aki Suokas, revealed an amazing new way for us unlicensed pilots to fly. This awesome single-seat aircraft, known as The FlyNano, is made entirely out of carbon fiber which makes it that much more awesome. Not only does the carbon fiber add to the aesthetic beauty of this aircraft, but because the FlyNano is so lightweight, at a mere 70kg (~154 pounds), it technically isn’t considered a plane and thus one does not need a license to fly it, just a lot of money.
The FlyNano has been manufactured in three variants, the E series, the G series and the R series. The E 200 series is electrically powered while the G 240 series is petrol-powered. And the R series 260/300 is known as the racing model. This innovative flying machine has a wingspan of nearly 5 meters, and the maximum takeoff weight is 200kg. The speed range is 70-140 km/h (43.5-87 mph) with a service ceiling of 3 km. The lack of a co-passenger or any luggage, aids the FlyNano in its instant access to flying freedom, in addition to its carbon fiber body.
The FlyNano lands and takes off from the water.
“Furthermore, to dissuade others from registering any complaint against you, the plane is empowered with low speed torque and minimal vibration of the electric motor. This manages the low-speed four-blade prop to remain almost like a soundless whisper in the wind. The makers of the plane have successfully brought about their dream plane to every man who wants to “fly like a free bird”.
The carbon fiber FlyNano prices vary per series, the highest price coming in at $39,000. There is also the option for it to come equipped with an optional purpose-built trailer for storage for an extra $7,700. At least you won’t have to shell out any money for flight lessons or any sort of certification. While deliveries for the FlyNano won’t start until sometime during Summer 2011, pre-orders are already available through [email protected].
If you’re seriously interested in a personal aircraft, the Icon A5 is another carbon fiber alternative which needs sport pilot license.