The Butterfly LLC Emperor Butterfly
It fits in the back of a standard sized pick-up. An optional 72" landing gear was available at no extra charge.
The Butterfly is centerline thrust with a huge horizontal stabilizer. The seat tank holds 7.5 USgallons of fuel. An electric pre rotator is fitted.
The airframe materials kit has pre drilled locator holes that will have to be re drilled to size and some of the tubes will have to be cut to length. The kit is intended for the experimental category where you as the builder fabricate at least 51% of the kit for recreation and education. The cheek plates and various other parts are cut to shape and have undersized locator holes.
The front landing gear, landing gear support, joystick, and rotor head washer are made from 4130 Chrome Molly steel and they are heat-treated. All the parts are either powder coated or anodized in the kit. The tail is made using Kevlar.
Rear wheel pants (set)
G-Force Landing Gear (A)(6’)
Engine: Rotax 503 50 hp
Height: 7' 4"
Length: 11' 2"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Recommended pilot weight: Up to 200 lbs
Top Speed: 63 mph
Instruments: ASI, ALT, Engine RPM, EGT and CHT.