I decided to design the Simple StarDragon to eliminate the horizontal stabilizers, which use more material and add more weight and drag. The primary need for them was to help keep pitch trimming for aviators less experienced in trimming out other parts of the aircraft similarly. While the Simple StarDragon does not have horizontal stabilizers, it can be fitted with them at any time during or after construction--essentially making it into a regular StarDragon.
TAA USAF Designation: D269-2
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 (3 boxes of chord at the root, by 5 boxes in width, with a leading edge sweep of 3 boxes of chord eliminated every 5 boxes away from the fuselage root and a trailing edge sweep of 1 box of chord every 5 boxes from the root). Then cut the wing out. Measure 2 boxes along the crease, measure two boxes upwards from one mark and make another point. Then draw a diagonal line connecting this new mark to the one further away. From the mark you just made, measure one box further away from the one now connected to the line and make a mark. Sketch a line between this mark and the other mark along the crease.
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 Wings; Stapling
Then apply one staple in the area of the counterweight. This will have completed your aircraft.