Flynano Gets First Airborne Test Flight

We posted about the FlyNano way back in April, last year, this week the FlyNano flew it’s first electric prototype with a new battery-powered engine.

The Flynano is your personal mini seaplane, small and lightweight thanks to it’s use of carbon fibre composites you can fly this plane without a pilots licence and will cost under $34,000

FlyNano has promised a final design next year with a delivery date at the end of 2013.

101 comments

  1. errindon 4 years ago

    it has a similar wing configuration to the Ligeti Stratos

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  2. Robert Veach 4 years ago

    Ground effect flying is still considered flying. All it means is a little more power to the propeller and you will get out of ground effect (about the wingspan above the water). Innovative/great design here and congrats to the team!

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  3. Janne Kaikkonen 4 years ago

    I think it’s above ground effect. Not completely but almost.

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  4. 4 years ago

    I think it’s above ground effect. Not completely but almost.

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  5. Dmitrij Jukhimchuk 4 years ago

    ground effect in action. this is NOT the plane in normal sence. and lack of video footage is dissapointing too

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  6. 4 years ago

    ground effect in action. this is NOT the plane in normal sence. and lack of video footage is dissapointing too

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  7. Chinesemastermind 4 years ago

    don’t focus on high altitude so much. you only need 6ft to cross ocean. with solar panel and generator to keep batteries charged you achieve infinite range. even if the top speed is only 30mph. think low and slow

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  8. Justwantahover 4 years ago

    It obviously flew for more than two seconds, so why the lack of footage. Looks like it could be a great aircraft, but no footage of it flying, just flashes. It’s not the plane that’s diddapointing, it’s the photography that’s dissapointing.

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  9. Justwantahover 4 years ago

    It obviously flew for more than two seconds, so why the lack of footage. Looks like it could be a great aircraft, but no footage of it flying, just flashes. It’s not the plane that’s diddapointing, it’s the photography that’s dissapointing.

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  10. xxismaxxPT 4 years ago

    fantastic,but needs some guns! 😉

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  11. xxismaxxPT 4 years ago

    fantastic,but needs some guns! 😉

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  12. xxismaxxPT 4 years ago

    its on a lake, so i presume there’s no much space for big flights! still a prototype,and i do believe that they will do further testing in the sea! 😉

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  13. xxismaxxPT 4 years ago

    its on a lake, so i presume there’s no much space for big flights! still a prototype,and i do believe that they will do further testing in the sea! 😉

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  14. yak55x 5 years ago

    We’re expecting it to be “amazing” like the designers said it was. Another company that can’t keep their mouths shut and let the airplane do the talking. They had to promote it like it was some huge breakthrough. When it actually is amazing, call it amazing.

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  15. yak55x 5 years ago

    We’re expecting it to be “amazing” like the designers said it was. Another company that can’t keep their mouths shut and let the airplane do the talking. They had to promote it like it was some huge breakthrough. When it actually is amazing, call it amazing.

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  16. badw0lfvirus 5 years ago

    looks like bob carrs internal wing. electric flight at all is epic. well done!

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  17. badw0lfvirus 5 years ago

    looks like bob carrs internal wing. electric flight at all is epic. well done!

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  18. buzbyX 5 years ago

    looks cool. needs guns.

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  19. buzbyX 5 years ago

    looks cool. needs guns.

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  20. Stirlinggenerator 5 years ago

    Well done…!!!Best wishes from Bavaria / Germany. 🙂

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  21. Stirlinggenerator 5 years ago

    Well done…!!!Best wishes from Bavaria / Germany. 🙂

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  22. Vrael1022 5 years ago

    Is this an ekranoplan..?

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  23. Vrael1022 5 years ago

    Is this an ekranoplan..?

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  24. shen han 5 years ago

    nano. we will wait

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  25. 5 years ago

    nano. we will wait

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  26. finnspotter 5 years ago

    Very cool! Keep going!

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  27. finnspotter 5 years ago

    Very cool! Keep going!

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  28. Justwantahover 5 years ago

    I think it’s a great achievement, and the only good thing about this video is that it does actually show it flying. But the very limited footage makes it dubious. Is it real? Show me 10 seconds of footage (instead of one second) and I might believe it. I pushed dislike on this video because the footage is so pathetic. I was hoping to see some entertaining flying. And how hard is it to do a shoot on a flying aircraft? Disappointed!

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  29. Justwantahover 5 years ago

    I think it’s a great achievement, and the only good thing about this video is that it does actually show it flying. But the very limited footage makes it dubious. Is it real? Show me 10 seconds of footage (instead of one second) and I might believe it. I pushed dislike on this video because the footage is so pathetic. I was hoping to see some entertaining flying. And how hard is it to do a shoot on a flying aircraft? Disappointed!

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  30. datzfast 5 years ago

    it take a real man to confess to being a fool. good job.

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  31. lmp1054 5 years ago

    This is the bad thing about the internet you cannot make anyone happy lol.A good sign that you are doing something innovative is when everyone is belittling your accomplishment and saying how stupid of a idea it is… lol

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  32. lmp1054 5 years ago

    This is the bad thing about the internet you cannot make anyone happy lol.A good sign that you are doing something innovative is when everyone is belittling your accomplishment and saying how stupid of a idea it is… lol

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  33. Autodidactdystopia 5 years ago

    I never thought i’d see the day that thing ever got off the ground or “water”.Color me effin suprised. I know its just a test but that thing didnt look like it would even leave the water. I was wrong.

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  34. Autodidactdystopia 5 years ago

    I never thought i’d see the day that thing ever got off the ground or “water”.Color me effin suprised. I know its just a test but that thing didnt look like it would even leave the water. I was wrong.

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  35. lordsqueak 5 years ago

    A first testflight usualy just means getting airborne, then landing imidiately again. this is done to see if it’s capable of taking off. If everything looks normal, then they can proceed with longer flights.

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  36. lordsqueak 5 years ago

    A first testflight usualy just means getting airborne, then landing imidiately again. this is done to see if it’s capable of taking off. If everything looks normal, then they can proceed with longer flights.

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  37. Mrliquidoza 5 years ago

    Is it even controllable after leaving ground effect? we will soon see i hope…. MORE VIDS! NOW!

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  38. Mrliquidoza 5 years ago

    Is it even controllable after leaving ground effect? we will soon see i hope…. MORE VIDS! NOW!

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  39. Mrliquidoza 5 years ago

    why so short vid? to twitchy in mid air that shoving that would be extremly bad pr?

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  40. Mrliquidoza 5 years ago

    why so short vid? to twitchy in mid air that shoving that would be extremly bad pr?

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  41. pjacobsma 5 years ago

    Cool idea, but it looks like it would be pretty touchy in pitch.

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  42. pjacobsma 5 years ago

    Cool idea, but it looks like it would be pretty touchy in pitch.

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  43. TecnamTwin 5 years ago

    Supercool idea, but terrible “video”.

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  44. TecnamTwin 5 years ago

    Supercool idea, but terrible “video”.

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  45. AVKtt 5 years ago

    Jumping

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  46. AVKtt 5 years ago

    Jumping

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  47. ingetsvar 5 years ago

    so why didn’t they show that? … cause it’s can’t reach those altitudes yet, probably only in theory so far.

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  48. ingetsvar 5 years ago

    so why didn’t they show that? … cause it’s can’t reach those altitudes yet, probably only in theory so far.

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  51. DavidAB07 5 years ago

    Ppl are so dumb. Yes the video sucked and they should have done longer vids but that doesnt mean the “flying boat” sucks. and jsyk it can reach altitudes of 10,000 feet so everyone saying they fade out because it only hops up for a couple of seconds obviously dont know what they are talking about.

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  52. DavidAB07 5 years ago

    Ppl are so dumb. Yes the video sucked and they should have done longer vids but that doesnt mean the “flying boat” sucks. and jsyk it can reach altitudes of 10,000 feet so everyone saying they fade out because it only hops up for a couple of seconds obviously dont know what they are talking about.

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  53. hillock10 5 years ago

    dreamers!

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  54. hillock10 5 years ago

    dreamers!

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  55. MrDreadlokz 5 years ago

    crap video, cool idea!

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  56. JOSHSKORN 5 years ago

    I would never get behind the wheel (or passenger seat) of anything with the word “Nano”.

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  57. joytech23 5 years ago

    Work on further development? How about hiring a new marketing team because this video will be the end of you.It isn’t hard to record a video more than 5 seconds long instead of pulling together a bunch of 5 second videos. Show us what it does after those seconds and we’ll have something to talk about.

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  58. MetaMetaphysician 5 years ago

    looks very unstable. Needs a wider wing span or a lower centre of gravity.

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  59. osallivan231 5 years ago

    the videos are so short cuz it cannot fy more than 5 seconds… it crashes, that’s why the flight tests were above water =P

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  60. wahebbb 5 years ago

    Been following this project with a lot of scepticism but you’ve proven me wrong… almost… though I must say I’m a bit dissapointed of the short video I’ve been waiting for so long!

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  61. freequest 5 years ago

    Well it is a prototype

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  62. 5 years ago

    I want one!

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  63. LandoOrellana 5 years ago

    I want one!

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  64. giga849 5 years ago

    ИДИТЕ НАХУЙ С ТАКИМ ВИДЕО!!!

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  65. VilhelmAxel 5 years ago

    Is it lifting thanks to wing-in-ground effect? Anyway, very nice to see.. But they should also offer an alternative, slower, low power plane with large wing span. Like the one that was bicycled across the english channel. with 1 kW engine, and low weight thin flexible solar panels. That is an easier challenge than this plane, I think.

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  66. 5 years ago

    Idiots will be idiots!

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  67. xe00miza 5 years ago

    Idiots will be idiots!

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  68. 5 years ago

    Maybe you think it’s a fucking F-35 or something?!

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  69. xe00miza 5 years ago

    Maybe you think it’s a fucking F-35 or something?!

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  70. unit83 5 years ago

    Where is the video?

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  73. DavidGPeters 5 years ago

    Congratulations! This is unbefuckingleavably awasome! I can’t believe that this beauty weighs only 70kgs!This is a giant leap forward regarding extremely efficient flying.

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  74. 5 years ago

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  75. amiralisadeghi 5 years ago

    5 seconds flight, 50 seconds party !

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  76. SergeyPRKL 5 years ago

    even that they wasnt even the first ones to fly, but Gustav Weisskopf flew years before them

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  77. Spliff1337 5 years ago

    To all idiots here, it is a PROTOTYPE. So why exactly are you expecting fireworks ?

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  78. MrD1M1M1 5 years ago

    I get the feeling that they did that because it doesn’t fly in the air for very long.

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  79. robertbrucks 5 years ago

    That was pretty pathetic. Video, it means moving pictures, not fade to white and look at a picture. Try again guys 🙂

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  80. MamoDad 5 years ago

    Worst. Video. Ever.

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  81. VANBROTHERS1 5 years ago

    Keep in mind the Wright Brothers first flight wasn’t mind blowing either. Look where we are today in avation….

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  82. SimX9000 5 years ago

    fuck picture videos, stupid

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  83. AnneOminous1 5 years ago

    Ah. After looking at the video again, I see the reason. They gave it a negative dihedral so they could stick little floats on the wings. Sacrificing flight stability for ground stability.Yeah, that’s a good tradeoff. Not.

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  84. AnneOminous1 5 years ago

    And the name needs work. “Fly little.” Which is what it does in the video.

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  85. AnneOminous1 5 years ago

    Meh. Putting the prop directly in front of your face is far from the safest configuration. Even with goggles. For more than one reason.This part may not be a valid criticism of the actual engineering, but the thing LOOKS like it was designed in somebody’s garage after more than a few beers. And what’s with the negative dihedral? That better have good justification.

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  86. vamned 5 years ago

    So far it seems to me that it’s really using the ground effect. However it seems like an insanely fun project keep on working 😀

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  87. gvanderleun 5 years ago

    Well let’s see somethng that is more than a hop up for a few seconds and then a clever fade out just at the moment it starts down a few yards later.

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  88. MrSchpankme 5 years ago

    If you want to FLY the plane why would you get soaking wet first?

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  89. MikkoZ 5 years ago

    Kiva pomppu. Ens kesänä saattaa jo lentää :).

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  90. FirstSecondThoughts 5 years ago

    Hey thats awesome, Great job!

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  91. lorinczm 5 years ago

    looks like he was just holding on for support, that thing is tiny

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  92. OzParkPilot 5 years ago

    This is going to happen ! Cant wait to get mine to Australian sky’s ! Buy an option ! Be the first to own the coolest aircraft in the sky !

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  93. marpbcn 5 years ago

    Congratulations and good luck for the next steps.

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  94. ejsg34 5 years ago

    congratulations!! you guys are amazing!

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  95. zigge6zzz 5 years ago

    Well done!Please post some more videos with it flying.

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  96. TunekoLtd 5 years ago

    Good job guys.

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  97. geolepilote 5 years ago

    It flies!!!!!!!!!

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  98. chuntley83 5 years ago

    About time. Let’s see the gas powered one now

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  99. schmalzfaust 5 years ago

    I am folowing this project for about 2 years now! congratulations!

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  100. dogmullstudios 5 years ago

    oh my god this is amazing, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time

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  101. SXAJT 5 years ago

    finaly airborne !!!!! congratulations!!!

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