The Dream of an R/C airplane that can be piloted
in the livingroom has been realized.
This is the world's lightest and smallest ready to fly R/C Model
Fly "missions" during TV Commercials, Indoors, In ANY WEATHER!
Full Proportional radio control enables you to fly with precision in any room 12' X 16'. Just add 4-AA batteries to the combination transmitter/charger and you'll be ready for action anytime
Order today and learn the fun of building and flying the smallest Micro R/C models.
||This is the Butterfly Aircraft ONLY - If you want to buy it with everything, select the "Set" from the Online Catalog sidebar on the left side of the page.|
This version includes:
Plantraco's 3.6g Butterfly
• Butterfly Airframe w/Installed:
• 0.4g micro900 receiver
• GB05 4mm 5:1 Gearbox
• 3222 Carbon Fiber Propeller!
• 0.22g HingeAct Actuator
• Audible Tones and LED indicators
• Built-In Low Voltage Cutoff
|State Of The Art Components.
Take a look at the Butterfly and you'll see what you are paying for. The Beautifully constructed airframe is a real work of art in of itself. Study its construction and you'll be in awe. Add to it a Carbon Fiber Propeller, Swiss engineered gearbox, and tiny 4mm coreless motor - wow, I guess that's why this is the most expensive paper airplane you have ever seen eh? It's top quality produce!
|Lightest R/C Receiver
The World's Lightest manufactured RC airplane needed the world's lightest R/C receiver, and that's what you get with the ready to fly Butterfly. As lightweight as it is, it still comes packed with good features, like Plantraco's Bahoma magnetic battery holder system - you can connect your cell to the airplane in about 1 second. flashing light and audible tones let you know the status of the receiver in operation - it's a purely digital reliable radio link in this no compromises airplane.
|Innovative Actuator for control surfaces
The HingeAct magnetic actuator weighs only 0.22 grams, but is powerful enough to control the Butterfly with authority. The simple design is the key to its success. It is a self centering actuator, and gives you an amazing 64 steps of full proportional resolution. Why? Because we can!
This is the first RTF Livingroom Flyer product in the world. We released this one to the public in Spring of 2005, and it caused a great deal of interest, and may have sparked something big in the world of 'small'.
Up until that time, many people were thinking that livingroom R/C flying was 10 years away - at least for mere mortals. You could say that even we weren't sure entirely. We were trying to achieve it, putting all our efforts into livingroom flight, but when it happened all of the sudden it was one of the most joyous moments I have had in years. It's a long story, and I'll save that for another time. Suffice it to say that thanks to Henry Pasquet, we were able to break through our own conceptual limitations and fly through the air in a way that seemed so unlikely just a moment ago.
It all changed with the Butterfly. All of the sudden it was possible for us to make this ready to fly room flyer that anyone could enjoy. Several years later it's still one of my favorite flying models.
OK - here is some information:
The Butterfly is pretty durable in most types of crashes, but if you have a 3 year-old or a cat or dog, watch out!
If some of the bones of the Butterfly get broken, don't worry, this is your chance to learn how to repair balsa sticks with a single drop of CA glue. The airframe is very easy to repair, and this repairability factor in some ways can make a balsa model superior to it's Carbon Fiber sister. Get me?
Adjustability is another big factor here. The Butterfly can be trimmed in so many ways that other planes cannot. It is a great advantage to be able to adjust the wing incidence, thrust line, and tail length in a few seconds and then take a test flight right after the adjustment. This process of trimming a Butterfly can teach you so much about flying model airframes and how they react to various changes.
Finally, I should mention that the Butterfly has been modelled for the FMS R/C flight simulator, and the included cable and your included HFX900 transmitter can enable you to run the FMS software and learn to fly R/C.
The Butterfly makes a wonderful trainer, and it's all trimmed when you receive it.
Can you tell we love this plane? You will too!
The Balsa Livingroom Flyer!
This RC Plane is Small yet Very Powerful!
The Balsa Butterfly RTF Kit!
The Carrying Case for the Balsa Butterfly. Now you can bring it everywhere!
The Balsa Receiver. Probably the smallest receiver out there!
The plane lays claim to a small and powerful receiver!
Get more cells and a BiCha Charger and you'll be able to fly consecutive flights. With enough extra batteries, you could fly indefinitely.