(All images via FlyNano)
The Coolist recently featured these super sleek sea planes designed for anyone who wants to lift off cleanly from water to sky for a relatively modest $36,000. The low-cost craft will feature sea-friendly hull, conjoined wings and small propeller-powered engine above the cockpit. Manufactured by FlyNano, the craft come in three different models and have a maximum ceiling of two miles.
Two basic versions are available with either electric motor or combustion engine, along with a souped-up model with increased range, speed and ceiling. The electric FlyNano E200 can cruise quietly at around 90 mph with a range of 25 miles per charge. While the combustion variant can manage an extra 18 miles, the environmental and economic benefits of the E200 make it Storm Climb’s model of choice.
For a few (thousand) dollars more ($39,400), the high performance FlyNano R300 model will take you higher and faster, but in The Coolist’s words: “We would gladly sacrifice a few miles an hour just to be able to try one of these machines”. Storm Climb seconds this, and echoes the call to FlyNano that there are eager test pilots willing to risk it all for the chance to soar two miles high on a jet ski.
FlyNano is a European-based company. Their E200, G240 and R260/300 series all come in nicely coded colours, from green (enviro) to yellow (gas) and red (fast). The sea planes were launched at Aero 2011 with deliveries set to begin this summer. Transport and storage trailers are available from $7,900. If you’ve ordered one, be sure to let us know how it goes!