Part Airplane, part Jet-Ski! You don’t need a license for these.

With the moto “Man was born to fly” this company is making waves with a new personal Electric Aircraft for easy personal flying (and water skimming). The vehicle is meant for flying around, and doesn’t have room for cargo or a second passenger.

Some key specs: It’s 100% electric, and the full weight is 70kg without a pilot. It doesn’t use wheels for runways, only the waterproof hull that allows it to take off and land on water. It’s small, so you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly one.

The total power output is 32kw, and as the company says, it has “the highest power-to-weight ratio available in the market. You have all the power and torque available already in low RPMs.”

It’a s unique personal aircraft with a unique design concept with the handcrafted carbon composite body makes it lighter than air.

The plane is called the “FlyNano,” and as you can see from the photos, it’s part “jet-ski,” part plane. The company cautions that this plane is not one for beginners, but could be set at a flying level easier than a seaplane. Top speed: 75mph. Price: around 40k. Find more from FlyNano in our directory: click here.

Radial Engine in Motion

These engines were developed to prevent engine stall in fighter planes in a dog fight as for vibration a specially designed fly wheel will counter vibration.

More performance with less cubic inches.

No water cooling making it simpler to make and maintain. It is also very very resilient to battle damage. Pistons could be shot off and the engine still run. They were also very powerful. Some examples had up to 18 cylinders and more.

For that reason P-47s were still used in ground attack roles in close support of infantry in WWII up till Vietnam. Outliving the P-51s although the P-51 replaced the P-47 as a bomber escort fighter.

A bullet striking the P-51s engine block will bring down the plane.

While the P-47 will smoke but will bring the pilot home.

The propeller acts like a flywheel.

What about the engine with fixed crank and movable cylinders, the Red Baron Engine? They’re called rotatorys.

Early Harley Davidsons used radial engines. That’s why they are so loud and vibrate so much. The V twin/L twin in many bikes is the same concept just with fewer cylinders.