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The Latest in RTF Remote Control Planes!

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Ready To Fly Right Now! Incredible 4 gram flying weight enables this airplane to be piloted in a large livingroom. State of the art 900Mhz R/C system lets you fly with precision!

This portable micro flyer, fits neatly in its 10"x16"x5" Briefcase (included!) Take it with you ANYWHERE!

The Dream of micro rc planes 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. Just another of Plantraco's awesome micro rc airplanes!

Take the Butterfly with you ANYWHERE in its own protective aluminum briefcase (included!) You can safely take your Butterfly with you to work, school, holidays - anywhere. It is truly one of the great aero mini planes.

Order today and learn the fun of building and flying the smallest Micro R/C models.

Here's what you'll get when you Order:

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

HFX900 Transmitter
• 4 CH transmitter - Full Proportional
• 3 User Selectable frequencies
• Built-In lipoly Bahoma charger
• Connects to FMS Flight Simulator!
• 900Mhz ISM band USA, 868Mhz EU
• FCC and CE Approved!
• Requires 4 AA cells

• 20mAh 0.9g LiPoly Bahoma Battery
• Manual

The whole works, packed in a custom fitted aluminum carrying case!

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!

Aiframe has all components installed - the model is trimmed and ready to fly out of the box - every Butterfly has a check-out flight before shipping - so you can be sure it's going to fly nicely when you receive it.

Superior handling characteristics - reliable stable handling.

HFX900 Transmitter, LP20 Battery, all packed in a metal carrying case. Nothing More to Buy.

Good for flying in any room 12' X 16' will fly with only 30% throttle. Good thrust to weight ratio (about 0.9).

This is possibly the most adjustable R/C flying model that has ever been made available. You can adjust the thrust line, wing incidence, and fuselage length near the tail. You can do this on the fly, and check the results in the air right away - probably the most learning about trimming an aircraft I have ever experienced is with our own Butterfly and you can get that same experiene out of the box!

Plantraco Butterfly Specifications
Wingspan 6.5 inches (190mm)

Zoom In

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 RC Balsa Butterfly

The Balsa Livingroom Flyer!

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This RC Plane is Small yet Very Powerful!

Balsa RC Butterfly Kit

The Balsa Butterfly RTF Kit!

Balsa Carrying Case

The Carrying Case for the Balsa Butterfly. Now you can bring it everywhere!

Tiny Micro Receiver

The Balsa Receiver. Probably the smallest receiver out there!

The Amazing Prop

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.

4040 Carbon Fiber Propeller

Prop - 3222 Carbon Fiber w/adapter

Carbon Fiber Propeller 3222 with prop adapter to fit GB05  More info »


Butterfly Livingroom Flyer Demo Flight

Slow, Quiet, Precision flight is what you get with the world famous Plantraco Butterfly. The first and best livingroom flyer.  More info »


Butterfly at the campsite

You can fly outdoors too. Here we see the Plantraco Butterfly at the campsite! Take it everywhere!  More info »


Micro RC at the iHobbyExpo

Takeoff from "O'Hare" at our booth at the iHobby Expo.  More info »


NEAT Fair 2005

Tons of Micro flying indoors and out at the NEAT Fair of 2005!  More info »


Butterfly Setup Video (from CDROM)

This is a lower rez version of the CDROM video instructions that come with the Butterfly RTF. How to make thrustline adjustments, repair a broken spar, align the airframe, re-attach a propeller, and more  More info »