A few days after publishing the Cardinal I figured out that another airplane was needed to detail the surfaces of an airplane more closely. The Jayhawk was designed with a straight wing to make the addition of surfaces like flaps and ailerons easier than on a tapered wing like the Cardinal's.
As for how the Jayhawk can be used in a classroom or a briefing room:
- The dynamics of flight can be illustrated with this airplane, and standard control surfaces can be shown with it, unlike other models used. It is also flyable and can give an idea as to how a plane might fly in a certain configuration.
- It can be used in the classroom for experiments on: weight and balance; glide ratio; and hangtime
- This aircraft is also capable of a more scandalous role in the classroom--but please do not use this capability my fellow aviators...
TAA USAF Designation: D164-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper (4 boxes per inch)
Step 2: Begin Construction
After the fuselage is made, take another sheet of paper that is folded in half along the lines of boxes. Mark out the wing as shown. 6 by 2 boxes. On the last set of two boxes, make a dotted line one half box in from the wingtip. Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches
Step 3: Making the Rudder
Step 4: Making and Taping the Fuselage
Step 5: Applying the Wing
Step 6: Winglet Folding and Stapling
Step 7: Flight
The Jayhawk is a very easy flier. It requires a moderate throw and will go far fast with such a pitch. For best performance, avoid ceiling fans and air conditioning units. Upon landing and on the ground in general, the Jayhawk does well with its outrigger ventral winglets that double as skids.
As for usage as a demonstrator/experimental platform, the many additional surfaces that can be applied on this airframe include: flaps, ailerons/spoilers, elevators, and a rudder (the second photograph depicts a Jayhawk with all these features.
All of these features require half box cuts, and are fairly simple to add:
Flaps: 3 by 0.5 boxes
Ailerons/spoilers: 2 by 0.5 boxes
Elevators: 3 by 0.5 boxes
Rudder: 3 by 0.5 boxes