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ANYBODY FLYING A DYNAFLITE BUTTERFLY ANYMORE?

Old 09-25-2008, 03:28 PM
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Jimmy:
I think the spoilers would be a good mod for you.
The OS15 is pretty quiet just the ussual 2 cycle whine close in but after its airborne you can throttle way back and still gain altitude on 1/4th throttle. I had a old Enya 19 on mine at one time that had a terrible muffler on it and I connected a silicon tube to it and ran it under the plane into a mouse (female hair stuff) can with some steel wool stuffed in it. It was a quiet as any 4 sroke motor and was too quiet in the air because you didnt know if it was ideling or not. BTW the backpressure of the exhaust stuff accually made the old Enya idle a whole lot better than it did with just the muffler!!!! After your 100 feet up I dont think anyone will pay any attention to the buzz...

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:06 PM
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Had a beautiful 50 minute flight last nite. Perfect, dead calm fall evening. Exactly the kind of evening I built the Butterfly for. Sitting in the lawn chair, watching the sun set as the B-fly passes overhead. Interesting how sometimes the simplest of airplanes end up being our favorites.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:45 PM
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All,

Here is that short clip of my maiden with the new and improved Butterfly. Even ended with a nice dead stick landing which I made look really good. LOL

Enjoy.

[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tx9xQ-RFLg[/link]
Old 11-07-2008, 09:16 PM
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ooh nice, runnin that thing at full throttle no wonder it ran out of gas, nice to see ya flyin again
Old 11-07-2008, 11:05 PM
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Looking good!
Old 11-08-2008, 09:56 AM
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Congrats!!! "Looks like a keeper" Need to get mine out for one more flight for the season, but not today-31* & 24mph wind gusting to 33mph and a snow flake every so often.............

Happy Flying
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:03 PM
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I fly one I have had for so long it can vote. I have a old OS Max 15 on it is a old FF engine . I put in a 2 ounce tank get it up 3 or 4 hundred feet and soon as it is out of fuel it becomes a very nice soaring bird.

This New Years if it isn't way cold I will take it out and go fly and I have every New Years Day for the last 10 years here in Alaska some times I have flown at -30 . I have been thinking about electric power for the Grand Old Lady .

I do have a illness that makes me seek out and purchase Craft Air kits guess every one has a favorite kit brand these are my favorites besides Glass and Composite Sailplanes.

I am always looking for Craft Air kits new partial plans or even wrecks. If you have any treasures of this variety drop me a note.


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Old 11-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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Here is the photo I took after my maiden flight. I am very happy with it and it actually flies alot better now. The larger tail is very responsive and the motor is running really good now after I got the year worth of sitting out of it.

Thanks again for all those who have been following this post.

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:00 PM
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My son (11) and I built one last Christmas. It's a great flyer and I really wanted something that anybody could fly if they wanted a taste of rc. My first rc plane was the drifter II that I flew 25 years ago and it was a great plane. We have an O.S .25 on the butterfly which is way overpowered by we keep the throttle at low to medium. What a great thermal plane and just a relaxing way to get some stick time.

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Old 11-10-2008, 11:47 AM
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Nice looking plane! Looks like you guys did a great job. Do you have pictures of the covering job?

I am going to try to fly it again tomorrow. Cant wait.

Mark
Old 11-16-2008, 01:19 PM
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I have been working on one for 7 years now. not 7 years streight. I started it then had to stop because of a move wich gave me build size restrictions, but I think this winter I'm finally going to finish it, its probably 80% finished. The manual says to hand launch it will it take off from the ground? or is a hand launch a must
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I would love to see it! How about some photos of the progress. As far as or question goes I always take mine of from the ground. I think I have only tried to hand lauch mine with my buddy Todd one time and i think it works better off the ground. Pretty awesome actually to watch it only takes about 4 feet to get it airborne.

You will love it trust me.

Mark
Old 11-24-2008, 03:53 PM
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On one of my Butterflys I have electrofied it. I removed the landing gear to save weight, also went to a carbor fibre wing rod. With a folding prop I now hand launch. Launches nicely and lands without any prop damage. The Butterfly electric is a real fun plane, when you lose a thermal you start the motor and go find another.
Old 11-27-2008, 11:06 AM
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Hello all,

Has anyone ever seen a smaller version of the butterfly. I want to teach my son how to fly at a local park really close by.

I am looking for plans for a 3 ch trainer that we both can scratch build.

Thanks in advance.

Mark
Old 11-27-2008, 11:07 AM
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Daryll,

Got any updated photos yet.

Would love to see what you have done!

Mark
Old 11-27-2008, 01:44 PM
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A few years ago (about 10) I had a set of Wind Drifter wings (same as Butterfly) surplus so I built a new fuselage to make it into a cross country plane. It had a big tank under the wing which held about 30 oz. and a 4oz header tank. I changed the tail to a V configuration. Duration was about 2-1/2 hours while I followed it in a pick up truck. The only problem was it was so slow it took me about 1/2 hr longer to reach to destination than the next slowest plane. Sadly it died when a ball link in the V-tail came loose in flight. It sure flew well though.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:58 AM
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I forgot about this thread, sorry. It won't allow me to upload photos at this time so I will try again tomorrow. It is a low cost, relaxing way to train and my son is quite proud of it. Can't wait to get it up again.

Daryll

Old 11-28-2008, 01:26 AM
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Daryll,

Send me your photos and I will get them uploaded for you if you want.

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Old 11-28-2008, 12:23 PM
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All,

This is Daryll's butterfly....

He sent it to me last night. Looks really good, you guys did a great job with this one.

Thanks for the photo.

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Old 11-28-2008, 01:50 PM
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Piece o cake is the smaller and still sold; about $45. you could also add an engine to any of the small gliders too for your son.
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Yeah I just saw them on Tower Hobbies.

I think I am going to go with Fan Fold Foam from Lowes and see what we can throw and electric motor on and tear up.

I am also going to start working on a 1/2A Trainer called the LST that someone suggested.

Both will make good park flyer's for the days I don't feel like driving 20 Minutes to the flying field (NOT THAT IT IS THAT FAR BUT)

Mark
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Wing Nut,

I'm about to start building a Butterfly and I'd like to know more about your spoiler mod. Are your spoilers of your own design or are they one of the Graupner (Hobby-Lobby) kits?

Thanks,

Harvey
Old 06-26-2010, 01:06 AM
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Hello,
I am new to the forum, I finished my Butterfly that I started about 25 years ago, my son saw it in the attic a couple of years ago and begged me to finish it. I built it for him and he is learning to fly with it. I electrified it with a Monster Power 25 motor and a 3 cell 2200 mah battery. It flies great and my son loves it. Everyone of you have great covering jobs, the wings give you a lot of real estate to cover. Mine is yellow and black ultracote.

Thanks
Keven
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Just One More.
This one flys in the skys in Australia . We have a club membership of about 16 flying ,a normal Sunday there are 9 or 10 flyers all but one love flying her. Because I'm new to flying (not the hobby) I love the simplisity of the flight. I'm 99% sure when we fly that it will go home in one piece. I do intend building one more soon .
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:47 PM
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Quig,

Boy, those plans for the AMA Starting Bench sure got around didn't they?

Harvey

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