The StarDragon is a small, fast, long range paper airplane designed as a successor to the popular StratoDragon sailplane. Although its wingspan is half that of the StratoDragon, the StarDragon can fly just as far at a faster rate and its airframe uses less material too.

I began designing the StarDragon in November 2012, shortly after the StratoBolt. I noticed that the StratoDragon was quite popular, but obsolescent and overly large. I set to work to address this by designing a new sailplane with greater capabilities. To accomplish this higher performance and retain commonality with comparable airplanes, I recycled much of the airframe design of the StratoBolt and then designed the new aircraft's wing. The prototype flew well, and an instructable slot was earmarked for it.

The StarDragon is quite capable, and can be used by educators easily.

Some usages for educators could include studies of:
  • Glide ratio
  • Hangtime versus other aircraft
  • Weight and balance
TAA USAF Designation: D269-1

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper (4 boxes per inch)
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oooh! i like this design! :D
I thought you might. :)
sf49ers11 months ago
Hey man can you look at my mini airplane and tell me what you think about it? Just search mini airplane glider or my username.
I like it!