FlyNano proto takes to the air, final model will soar mainly with electrons (video)


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Last time we saw the FlyNano amphibious ultralight plane, we weren’t sure if it would be gas or electric, and we wondered who’d be brave enough to fly the tiny thing — if it flew at all. That’s all been answered, because the sub-154 pound carbon fibre vehicle completed its first flight, taking a brief skip above a Finnish lake with pilot Pekka Kauppinen at the helm. The short trip showed promise, and the company affirmed it would continue development and airborne tests with the aim of delivering to customers in late 2013. According to the maker, recent technology gains mean that electric motors will now be the main power option. No change to the $ 27k base price tag was announced, so if you’ve got the nerve to strap one on — and a lake to launch from — click the source or watch the video after the break.

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