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Last time we saw the FlyNano amphibious ultralight plane, we weren’t confident if it would be gas or electric powered, and we pondered who ‘d be brave enough to fly the small thing– if it flew at all. That’s all been responded to, considering that the sub-154 pound carbon fiber car finished its 1st journey, taking a brief skip above a Finnish lake with pilot Pekka Kauppinen at the helm. The short vacation showed guarantee, and the company asserted it might proceed progression and airborne exams with the intention of delivering to consumers in late 2013. According to the producer, current modern technology gains suggest that electric powered motors will certainly now be the primary power choice. No change to the $ 27k base cost was revealed, so if you’ve got the nerve to strap one on– and a lake to launch from– click the source or see the video after the break.
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Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of soaring through the clouds, without invasive TSA security checks and having the guy next to him fall asleep on his shoulder, drooling. FlyNano debuted three new planes at last week’s Aero 2011 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which it hopes will deliver that very dream. Thanks to a composite carbon fiber bodies and a sub-44 pound drive trains, each weighs less than 154 pounds, hitting the FAA definition for an ultralight vehicle and forgoing the need for a pilot’s license. But, while the company is pitching these electric-powered propeller vehicles as flyable straight out of the box, the things are still subject to FAA regulations, so don’t expect to go joyriding near a major airport anytime soon — and then there’s the “theoretical operational distance” of 40 miles to contend with. Pricing ranges from €25,000 to €27,000 ($ 36,380 to $ 39,290) and the company claims that they’ll start shipping in three months, plenty of time to get your life insurance premiums paid up.
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