FlyNano FAQ

Can I already buy a FlyNano?

Not really, FlyNano Oy is currently selling buy options for FlyNano aircrafts. An Option to Buy works as a reservation for buying your FlyNano. You will get your unique option number from which you can see your position in the production line. The option deposit is fully credited to the purchase price if the option is exercised. All selectable items can be decided upon later until your order number will be called to manufacture.

Do you sell FlyNano outside of Europe and how much does shipping cost?

Yes, we do. Shipping cost estimates are available upon request. One FlyNano and its trailer fit inside a standard 20 foot shipping container.

How to get my own FlyNano?

As a first step please have a look at our dealers list and get in touch with your local dealer. There is no dealer in your country yet? Then just contact us directly: options(at)flynano.com.

Do I need a pilot's license to operate FlyNano?

According to the European Aviation Safety Association regulation; passed by the European parliament in 2008 - FlyNano is below the necessary weight of 70kg, which means that national authorities decide on the classification. In Finland for example no classification, no aviation license or medical certification are needed. But skill is needed. Nevertheless a good understanding of water plane operation, rules and aviation safety is requested. We will clear the situation in several countries around the world within the following months. For further information please check your local authority.

Is there only an electric version of FlyNano?

Yes, for several reasons. It's quiet, efficient, eco-friendly and it's easy to maintain.

What's the service ceiling of FlyNano?

The calculated ceiling is about 3000 meters (10 000 feets) but generally you enjoy flying closer to water/ground surface.

How fast can I fly with FlyNano?

The top speed is around 140 km/h (87 miles/h).

Why do you not use pusher propeller?

Everything that is loose is going to hit pusher propeller. Pusher prop is vulnerable to hits and tractor prop is almost immune to foreign objects. When (any) seaplane is starting there are water sprays present. Tractor is just in front of sprays, but pusher would be completely inside sprays. Water is very very hard at propeller tip speed (which is about 200 m/s, 720 km/h, 390 knots), so propeller life would be short with pusher configuration. Also with such small dimensions as FlyNano is, there is possibility that pusher prop will suck pilots loose garmets (like scarf) into it.
Tractor propeller gets undistrurbed air and pusher gets very dirty air. One consequence is that pusher prop is more noisier than tractor prop.
Pilot can see tractor propeller and not to start it if anyone is near it. There is no direct visual sight for pusher, so there is always a danger presents when pilot starts engine.
And as practical problem with FlyNano; aircraft is very light, but the total center of gravity must be in certain position for the aircraft to be stable and controllable. With front engine weight distribution is good without any tricks. With rear engine there would be big problems to get center of gravity in proper location.

With what kind of control column is FlyNano equipped with?

The rudder is controlled by pedals. Elevons (ailerons + elevators) and throttle are controlled intuitively by a stick with your right hand, very similar to a normal airplane.

Is it possible to take it down safely without engine in case of an emergency?

Yes, you can glide FlyNano down without engine (glide ratio is estimated to be about 1:6). We also offer an optional ballistic rescue system for the whole aircraft.

Does FlyNano keel over when I dip one wing into the water?

At a higher speed, aerodynamics prevent the wing from dipping into the water. Also at a higher speed the wing has a positive incident to water. If you dip the wing into the water at a higher speed, it's jumps the back of the wing that hits the surface. And that means the wing goes up to the safer position.

Can you operate FlyNano through waves?

Nano has been designed to operate only in moderate wave and wind conditions.

Is FlyNano available with wheels?

No, FlyNano is a mere sea plane.

Is FlyNano available with windshield or cockpit?

No, our philosophy is 'feel the wind'. You need to wear a helmet or goggles at least. We also recommend a drysuit/wetsuit or similar clothing.

Which instruments does FlyNano have?

Battery control instruments. Others like altimeter and airspeed are optional.

How can I transport FlyNano?

Just detach the wing and the body to make it fit into the FlyNano trailer.

Can I register or insure FlyNano?

Generally yes, just like hang- or paragliders. Depends on the country you are living.

How can I become a distributor?

We are now appointing authorized distributors in selected locations throughout the world. These distributors will provide sales and service support to FlyNano customers in their specific area. Distributors will also offer flight demonstrations and certified flight training co-operations for potential customers. If you are interested in becoming a part of the worldwide distributor network of FlyNano please contact: sales(at)flynano.com.

Can I rent one for personal use?

Not at this stage, but many of our customers have expressed interest in starting FlyNano rental operations. So there might be a FlyNano rental facility near you in the upcoming future.

What references does FlyNano have in the aviation industry?

The head designer, Aki Suokas, has worked in the aviation industry for more than 30 years now and successfully designed several well-known airplanes, including PIK-20, PIK-23 and PIK-27.

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