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 on2006.07.29
Navi Retro
Primary RetroCoaster


2015.07.25   Styles Man-Dish Space Camp Threespeed
2015.05.23   Photon Overdrive Threespeed
2014.10.04   Skunk Day '14: Spring Forward, Fall Back Threespeed
2014.09.27   Catch-22 Threespeed
2014.07.19   Ghost Ship Threespeed
2014.07.05   Balls Bursting in Air Threespeed
2014.06.21   Operation Summer-ville Threespeed
2014.05.17   Luna Libros II: Codex Schmodex Threespeed
2014.04.19   Keester Bunny Threespeed
2014.04.05   Alphonsemission '14 Threespeed
2013.09.21   Night of the Flying Maggots Threespeed
2013.08.17   Buzz Kill Threespeed
2013.07.06   O Bridge, Where Art Thou? Threespeed
2013.04.06   Alpacamission '13 Threespeed
2012.10.27   Hallowheels 2012 Threespeed
2012.10.13   Century 2012 Threespeed
2012.09.22   Where Is Wombat? Threespeed
2012.04.14   Saturn in Opposition Threespeed
2011.12.31   Cranks for the Memories Threespeed
2011.10.22   Bells Angels Threespeed
2011.10.15   Gag Me With A Raspberry Beret Threespeed
2011.10.01   Medley Mission Threespeed
2011.09.17   Weird Bumps Threespeed
2011.09.10   À la seconde Threespeed
2011.05.21   So Long And Thanks For All The Ι&#... DrClaw
2011.04.30   Let Them Eat Cake Threespeed
2011.04.09   Repo Men Threespeed
2010.10.23   Shiny Metals Threespeed
2010.10.16   Mega Ride Threespeed
2010.10.09   Skunk Day Episode 2010 Threespeed
2010.09.25   Ground Pounder Threespeed
2010.06.26   T.R.O.N. Threespeed
2010.06.12   Earth Girls are Easy Threespeed
2010.05.29   Gelatinous Cube Threespeed
2009.07.18   Peeecamatic: Pechanical Threespeed
2009.05.02   Art Like a Fart Threespeed
2009.04.04   Aplhamission Threespeed
2008.11.01   Hallowheels 2008 Threespeed
2008.05.02   S.O.S. Reconnaissance Ride Threespeed
2007.12.31   Points We Hardly Knew Ye Threespeed
2007.06.23   Fresh (Pond) Air Threespeed
2007.06.02   SCUL Day 2007 Threespeed
2007.05.26   Rotwang Day Threespeed
2007.05.19   Revolution At The Disko Threespeed
2007.04.21   OMG BBQ Crispy Ravers Threespeed
2007.04.21   Down By The Old Mill Stream... Threespeed
2007.04.14   Suburban White Boy Lament [MegaSeth Day] Threespeed
2007.04.07   ALPHA 007 Threespeed
2006.10.21   Whistle While You Twerk Threespeed
2006.10.14   80's Ride Part Deux (Megaseth Day) Threespeed
2006.10.07   Skunk Day 2006 - Scorpion Bowl Agenda Threespeed
2006.09.30   Bovine Bonanza Threespeed
2006.07.29   Subconscious Party Threespeed