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    Ultralight Butterfly

    The Butterfly Aircraft LLC
    700 Airfield Road
    Aurora, TX 76078
    United States

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    CATEGORY:
    Type RotorcraftSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories Gyroplane, Ultralight, Pusher
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 63Service Ceiling (ft) 7000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 50Rate of Climb (fpm) 500
    Stall Speed (mph)Takeoff Distance (ft) 700
    Range (statute mi) 75Landing Distance (ft) 10
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine MZ 202
    Design Horsepower 50H.P. Low Range
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 5H.P. High Range
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 254Useful Load (lb) 255
    Gross Weight (lb) 509
    Wing Area (ft2) 314Length (ft) 12
    Wingspan (ft) 20Height (ft) 7.5
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design RotorFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in)
    Landing Gear Tricycle
    Materials Tube
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available No
    Plans Available NoIncludes Engine Yes
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 100Number Built & Flown 7
    Kit Cost ($US) $17,995Plans Cost ($US) $
    Build Cost Range $18,000 - $22,000
    COMMENTS:
    A true ultralight gyroplane with an electric starter and a pre rotator.