Updated 06.04.2013

FlyNano FAQ


The FlyNano Proto (OH-C001) made it's first flights in summer 2012 with electric powertrain. Currently Fly Nano Oy is developing the first production series. The FlyNano aircraft is designed to meet EC 216/2008 Annex 2 (j) rules for deregulated class under 70 kg (154 lb) empty weight. FlyNano is a joined wing boxwing for water operations only.


Can I already buy a FlyNano?

Not really, FlyNano Oy is currently selling 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. FlyNano and its trailer fit inside a standard 20 foot shipping container.

How much does it cost?

The ex-factory price for the basic version is EUR 35.000. A transferable Option to Buy costs EUR 900. It will remain in effect until activated. Activation starts when Fly Nano Oy announces that the serial number is in production. You then have the possibility to exercise this Option to Buy within two weeks after Fly Nano Oy has announced this activation, meaning that you have to pay 1/3 of the final purchasing price. Otherwise the Option to Buy will expire. The remaining sum is to be paid before delivery. The transport and storage trailer costs EUR 5.300 (ex factory). All prices are ex-VAT.

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. Nevertheless a good understanding of seaplane operation, rules and aviation safety is requested. 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) above sea level 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).

With what kind of control column is FlyNano equipped with?

The rudder is controlled by pedals. Elevons (combination of ailerons and elevators) and twist throttle are controlled intuitively by a stick with your right hand, very similar to a regular 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.

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 monitoring is as standar. Altimeter and airspeed indicator are optional.

How can I transport FlyNano?

ust 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.

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, such as PIK-20, PIK-23 and PIK-27.

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