The homage was originally somewhat unintentional, though it was advantageous to switch from delta to trapezoidal-shaped wings for reasons of drag and versatility on these little drones; as was the case with the "Teen Series" as it followed the "Century Series".
As far as uses for this airplane go, the possibilities are enormous. It can be used as a high speed, long range interceptor; research testbed; or stunt plane among other roles.
Some usages for educators could include studies of:
- Glide ratio
- Hangtime versus other aircraft
- Weight and balance
TAA USAF Designation: D166-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
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 (2 boxes in length by 4 boxes in width, and a swept portion in front of this box of 1 box eliminated every 4 boxes away from the fuselage). Half of a box in from the wingtip, make a dotted line parallel to 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 and Making the Winglets
Unfold your wings, winglets and horizontal stabilizers and you have completed your Orion!