Status: Destroyed

PDP Iron Butterfly

Sometimes you think of a name first and build a ship around it.
The fork extension is an adaptation of MegaSeth's quadrafork from the
classic BadMotivator. It is, in fact, another attempt to reproduce
the handling characteristics of the original BadMotivtor. It is just
as squirrelly at low speeds, but none too stable at warp either.

Iron Butterfly was built to cruise the playa at Burning Man
2006, so it originally carried dynamo-driven running lights.

Hull breach discovered after trailer-towing camping mission, the ship is too annoying to be worth fixing. Fork may show up on another ship some day.


Light Years894.408
Thrust Rating6.612
Handling Rating4.111
Difficulty Rating5.666
Max Warp3

Construction Data

Hull MaterialSteel
Hull TypeAntique Cruiser
Chief EngineerThreespeed
OriginSomerville Trash
Christened on060729
Navi Retro
Primary RetroCoaster


150725   Styles Man-Dish Space Camp Threespeed
150523   Photon Overdrive Threespeed
141004   Skunk Day '14: Spring Forward, Fall Back Threespeed
140927   Catch-22 Threespeed
140719   Ghost Ship Threespeed
140705   Balls Bursting in Air Threespeed
140621   Operation Summer-ville Threespeed
140517   Luna Libros II: Codex Schmodex Threespeed
140419   Keester Bunny Threespeed
140405   Alphonsemission '14 Threespeed
130921   Night of the Flying Maggots Threespeed
130817   Buzz Kill Threespeed
130706   O Bridge, Where Art Thou? Threespeed
130406   Alpacamission '13 Threespeed
121027   Hallowheels 2012 Threespeed
121013   Century 2012 Threespeed
120922   Where Is Wombat? Threespeed
120414   Saturn in Opposition Threespeed
111231   Cranks for the Memories Threespeed
111022   Bells Angels Threespeed
111015   Gag Me With A Raspberry Beret Threespeed
111001   Medley Mission Threespeed
110917   Weird Bumps Threespeed
110910   À la seconde Threespeed
110521   So Long And Thanks For All The Ι&#... DrClaw
110430   Let Them Eat Cake Threespeed
110409   Repo Men Threespeed
101023   Shiny Metals Threespeed
101016   Mega Ride Threespeed
101009   Skunk Day Threespeed
100925   Ground Pounder Threespeed
100626   T.R.O.N. Threespeed
100612   Earth Girls are Easy Threespeed
100529   Gelatinous Cube Threespeed
090718   Peeecamatic: Pechanical Threespeed
090502   Art Like a Fart Threespeed
090404   Aplhamission Threespeed
081101   Hallowheels 2008 Threespeed
080502   S.O.S. Reconnaissance Ride Threespeed
071231   Points We Hardly Knew Ye Threespeed
070623   Fresh (Pond) Air Threespeed
070602   SCUL Day 2007 Threespeed
070526   Rotwang Day Threespeed
070519   Revolution At The Disko Threespeed
070421   OMG BBQ Crispy Ravers Threespeed
070421   Down By The Old Mill Stream... Threespeed
070414   Suburban White Boy Lament [MegaSeth Day] Threespeed
070407   ALPHA 007 Threespeed
061021   Whistle While You Twerk Threespeed
061014   80's Ride Part Deux (Megaseth Day) Threespeed
061007   Skunk Day 2006 - Scorpion Bowl Agenda Threespeed
060930   Bovine Bonanza Threespeed
060729   Subconscious Party Threespeed