The Raptor was developed out of the concept of a "twin-finned Super SkyHornet". The new twin tail was to be heavier, so the trailing edge of the Super SkyHornet's wing had to be tapered to reduce its lifting area. The Raptor was found to perform very well and, after thorough flight testing, it was allotted an instructable.
TAA USAF Designation: D284-1
Step 2: Begin Construction
Once the fuselage has been laid out, begin marking out the wings and horizontal stabilizer. The horizontal stabilizer's leading edge should have a sweep that for every 2 boxes from the root, a box of chord decays. The trailing edge should decay one row of boxes of chord every three boxes. For the wing, make two marks four boxes apart. The chord should decay two box every three boxes away from the first box away from root. The trailing edge should have a decay of chord of 1 box every 3 boxes of span beyond the first. Once you have marked each of these surfaces out, you may cut them out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches
Step 3: Making The Fuselage
Step 4: Applying The Horizontal Stabilizers And Wings; Stapling
Cut out your wings and lay them out flat. Align the fuselage over top so the spars align with the wing as shown. Then apply tape. Cut off any excess. Flip the aircraft over and apply tape to the leading edge of the wing above the leading edge root extensions. Apply one staple in the area of the counterweight. This will have completed your aircraft.