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ANYBODY FLYING A DYNAFLITE BUTTERFLY ANYMORE?

Old 08-25-2010, 07:45 AM
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H5487 Yes they are great, the boys at the club are working on one to take twins. Ps Sorry about the size of the photo I have no idea what happened Yours paul T I now run a OS 26 FS. I started with the OS 15 FP then I moved up to a OS 20 FP With out a doubt the 26 is the engine
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:50 AM
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Yes, although it is substantially altered. It is electric and I took the diahedral out of the wing tips so there is only the diahedral at the wing joiner. Also, I added flaps and ailerons. It doesn't necessarily fly better, but it does turn better and with crow ability it lands in the same county and the glider ability is better.
Old 09-05-2011, 05:56 PM
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My Butterfly with tricycle gear. Flies on an OS-26 4-stroke - usually around 1/3 throttle. A4 oz. tank usually keeps her up around 45 minutes.

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Old 09-09-2011, 07:51 PM
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Here is my 30 year old CraftAir Butterfly, just recently rebuilt, for my son.
Exceed RC Monster Power .25, Exceed RC 30 amp esc, Blue Lipo 4S 2200 30c battery.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:57 AM
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    Skylark-Flier, how did you figure the placement of the main gear on the fuselage relative to the center of gravity, or was it just trial and error?
Old 09-12-2011, 05:39 PM
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Mine is eleven years old this year.. Axi 2826/12... 3 cell 3700 lipo. Flies 50 minutes. LOVE IT!! Will always have one...

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Old 09-13-2011, 12:36 AM
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ORIGINAL: Antares100

Skylark-Flier, how did you figure the placement of the main gear on the fuselage relative to the center of gravity, or was it just trial and error?
Actually, that was easy. The nose wheel simply went to the back of the firewall, mains were mounted 1" behind CG.

The plane was built years ago for a specific purpose, to mount a camera on one side and air sampling equipment on the other for a company that was going through a lawsuit from EPA. EPA said their smokestack (300' tall) was emitting particulate, company said it wasn't. Camera & samplings proved it wasn't. Had to make several flights right over the stack (within 1' of the top)to do it though.

Even after all these years the mounting holes are still on the fuse, never covered them over. She was a DOG with all the equipment on her, flies like a sailplane now though.
Old 09-14-2011, 07:58 AM
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Thanks, Skylark-flier! Just what I needed to know.
Old 09-14-2011, 08:44 AM
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OK guys, in answer to what I KNOW is about to come...

...yes, I can hear the laughter.




Now, got a truly dumb question - it's been a long long time since I had to repair/cover a plane. What do you clean the monokote glue residueoff the iron (hot) with?????

Sheesh. Old age and synility strike again!!

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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Skylark Flyer, acetone or lacqure thinner works well.
Old 10-16-2011, 01:34 PM
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Earlier this year I found a Piece O Cake, and a Butterfly kit I forgot I had in the attic of my garage. I decided to build the butterfly, electric.





This is a pretty old kit, made by some other brand. Plans have you build hollow square push rods out of thin balsa strip.

One under construction.

Old 10-21-2011, 07:09 AM
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Very nice, love the landing gear and the wheels. I have another one that someone gave me that I am rebuilding, would like to do the landing gear like you did.
Old 10-21-2011, 07:48 AM
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Thanks. That was the landing gear that came with this older kit. A friend gave me the vintage wheels, that just look right somehow.
Old 02-26-2012, 07:59 PM
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I was a Piece o cake fan. My brother had one (I learned to fly on it) and built one later. Fast forward ten years, I made one a low wing. It was one of the worst airplanes I had ever scratched. This is response to the person wanting to low wing a butterfly.
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I just inherited an old Butterfly, converted it to electric and it's awesome. I'm always amazed at the attention it draws. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbGdEvkoYrY
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Sweet
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Very nice

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