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ANYBODY FLYING A DYNAFLITE BUTTERFLY ANYMORE?

Old 08-21-2008, 10:24 PM
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Either a Drifter modified or a piece o cake which was the kit version with the engine. I still have my drifter 11. Baby Butterfly.
Old 08-21-2008, 11:57 PM
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Hey thanks for the pictures. That is a pretty bird. I am going to try to start covering mine this weekend. Last night I added a tail wheel instead of the skid on the bottom. I also fixed up the holes in the fuselage. I have settled for the yellow and purple color scheme. I think it will be nice and bright and easy to see. Thanks again for the pictures. Oh by the way I dropped my wifes 400.00 camera and she is pissed off. I will pictures ASAP.
Old 08-22-2008, 04:51 PM
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In our club we have at least 5 guys that fly The Butterfly. What a great, fun plane. I have two, one with a Mag 25, the other is electric. The electric is by far the most fun. Find a thermol, lose it, start you motor and go find another. No oil to wipe off either. One of our guys who also has an electric BF had a 63 min flight last week. Beyond my attention span, 30-35 min. is all I can handle. Have a great with youir Butterfly it is the best.
Old 09-06-2008, 11:49 AM
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Are you going to post pictures of the recoverng job. Maybe you just lost this post so I will post this to bring it back to the top where you can find it
Old 09-13-2008, 08:41 AM
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Ok I will get on the pics today. I am not done 100% because I want to add a little flair to it but I am not sure what I want to do from here. I will post the pics in a little bit and maybe you guys could give more suggestions.
Old 09-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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Be sure it has at least 12 pieces of flair
Old 09-13-2008, 11:31 PM
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Here are pics of what I have so far. What should I add to it. I have alot of purple and very little yellow left.

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Old 09-14-2008, 04:07 PM
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looks good, i would leave it like that, now you need to get out and see how it flies.
Old 09-14-2008, 07:19 PM
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Spadeng, 12 pieces is the minimum, but we like to see people use more !

A friend of mine had a butterfly with a clipped wing, we were flying it cross country one time at an event (from the back of a pickup on a dirt road) Unfortunately , the battery either died or the reciever quit.. but it flew off into a HUGE cornfield and we never found it . Its pretty cool looking out the side of a moving pickup and seeing a plane skimming over the fields next to you...
Old 09-19-2008, 09:06 PM
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WOW FINALLY DONE WITH THIS REBIRTH OF MY DYNAFLITE BUTTERFLY!!!!! It was ugly as hell before and all it took was a TLC and new monokote.

Yes Todd I agree it needed at least 12 Pieces of flair. Although I did not count them I am sure I cut out over 12.

Anyways tell me what you guys think. My monokote jobs are getting better. I am trying new things every time.

Thanks for following my next post will be the flight report. Which should be a great one.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:08 PM
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Hey I just wanted to add that the plane is yellow and purple even though the color looks blue!

Thanks, Marl
Old 09-19-2008, 09:38 PM
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Hey I forgot to mention that you have to check out the first page of the build. I posted the pictures of the plane prior to being stripped. That thing way ugly as hell but now it looks like new!

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Old 09-19-2008, 10:11 PM
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Nice!
Old 09-19-2008, 11:34 PM
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WOW, that looks pretty good, but have you flown it yet, I need to find some more fuel
Old 09-20-2008, 08:09 AM
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For the nice guy who emailed me you must check out the first page of this build to see how ugly this plane really was. Please check out the before photos first. Thanks for emails and replies.

Todd,

It was too windy here today so I will fly it on Tuesday.

Hopefully i get a video! Cross your fingers.

Mark
Old 09-21-2008, 08:02 AM
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I love my Butterfly. I think I'm into my sixth year with it. Many, many hours on it.

It was built electric from the start with a brushed motor and gear box but now has a
Axi 2826/12 and 3S lipo. I built a little cowl out of balsa and ply to clean up the front end.

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Old 09-21-2008, 10:14 AM
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Beautiful Airplane you got there! I would love to go electric with this but I got such a great deal on my engine I could not pass it up.. I paid 15.00 total for it on ebay. It is an old K&B .20 runs great and more than enough power.

Thanks for you post. Please if you own a butterfly take the time to post a photo of this lazy day flier.

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Old 09-21-2008, 04:11 PM
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ORIGINAL: CIIdriver

I love my Butterfly. I think I'm into my sixth year with it. Many, many hours on it.

It was built electric from the start with a brushed motor and gear box but now has a
Axi 2826/12 and 3S lipo. I built a little cowl out of balsa and ply to clean up the front end.

Bob

CIIdriver,
That is excellent work. Craftsmanship is obvious.
Old 09-22-2008, 04:53 AM
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Thanks fellas.

Like most here I have a whole hangar full of airplanes but the Butterfly remains one of my favorites. Nothing better on a calm summer evening just to sit in the lawn chair and watch it float by.

With the 3S 3700 mah pack it flies for about 50 minutes at "economy cruise". That's in no lift conditions.

I like the yellow and purple scheme. Should show up well.

Mine is kinda hard to see sometimes

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Here is a picture of a Butterfly that I just completed. As you can see in the pic that I changed to profiles of the wing tips and rudder. It added about 4 sq. in. to the rudder and the wing span is now 103 inches. I also increased the size of the spoilers on this one, to 6 bays. The maiden flight was short due to engine problems, but it handled very well. The larger spoilers made the landing a lot better.
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That's beautiful. The new shapes on the tips and rudder really give it some character.

Nice job!


Bob
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I just got into r/c planes, i am flying gws fomies and they are doing well
i was looking at this to be my first nitro plane
what i would like to know is how quickly can it get to 50-100 feet with a os 15 and how quickly can it get down.
because i have a football field in my backyard and would love to just sit in a lawn chair and fly the plane
the only problem is the light wires that surrond the field but once im over those its free flying.

o btw post some better youtube videos please i would love to see the plane in flight for more then a few seconds
thanks
Old 09-24-2008, 10:22 AM
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Jimmy:
I have the Butterfly with a OS15LA (post#7). I think if you hand launch it at the end of your field it will clear the wires OK, but getting it down may be another problem. Mine and most I have seen have such a flat glide path on it at some fields(soccer fields) with trees at the end I have to circle it down and then bring it in. If you try too steep of a approach, the speed builds up and then you get into ground affect close to the ground and it seems like it will never touch down. Might try rigging up spoilers or some giant flaps or when you land just set up your approach so you go under the wires at the end of the field.
Dont let this little problem cause you not to get the plane though, its a great sit in the shade, lawn chair flier. On your first few flight go to a larger area and practice short take-offs and landings.

Happy Flying
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wingnutinc:
Like your rounded tip mod, changes the looks all together, and for the better!!!!!!!!
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Default RE: ANYBODY FLYING A DYNAFLITE BUTTERFLY ANYMORE?

well heres the field (its actually a football field next to a baseball field)
the wires are yellow and red might be my landing approch (or i might be able to circle in the baseball field)
the wires are about 30-40 feet around where i would cross them to land i could go under them if need be

how loud it the 15la cause i have a .18 os marine for my vegas hydro and the thing is loud and it travels a 1/4 of a mile.
its just im in a houseing complex and dont want to make to much noise

i will still buy the butterfly and a herr little extra in a bit (around christmas) cause they both work w/ the 15la
and theirs a field 20 min from my house if this field doesnt work
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:29 PM
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Jimmy,

The spoilers on my Butterfly bring it down pretty steeply without a lot of speed buildup. If you look close at the picture, you can see that the length is only 6 bays of the inboard wing panel and the width of the spoiler is only 1 inch. So there is lots of room for increasing the size of the spoilers on the Butterflies wings. I can speak from experience that 3 bay length at 1 inch wide is not effective enough on this big of a wing. The plane is still very controlable with the spoiler fully deployed.
I fly out of my yard, which is only about a hundred feet long by 70 feet wide. but I have wires and trees only at the north and east sides. So if you're daring, it can be done.

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