The development of the StarCardinal was developed to modernize the Cardinal family, which has remained moderately popular, as well as to field an aircraft with similar capabilities to the the SkyRanger with decreased wing loading. Prototyping was quick, with the wing and horizontal stabilizer shape based upon that of the older Cardinal variants. Flight testing was equally quick, and so publication also came swiftly.
TAA USAF Designation: D309-1
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 (1 box of constant chord at the root, with a 1 by 3 rectangular area behind a 2 by 3 box area of wing with a leading and trailing edge taper of 1 boxes of chord eliminated every 3 boxes away from the fuselage). 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. Then cut the horizontal stabilizers 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 Wings and Horizontal Stabilizers; Stapling
Cut out your horizontal stabilizers and slide them through the slit in the fuselage you made earlier. When through, fold them up and apply tape to the underside; then fold down. Apply one staple in the area of the counterweight. This will have completed your aircraft.