Fast, long range and versatile, the StarVigilante
is a great lightweight paper airplane that was developed from the popular Vigilante
. The StarVigilante's trapezoidal wings and great wing area give it excellent speed and glide characteristics, making it one of the best of its type.
The StarVigilante's originates from my efforts to complement the Starhawk
, which--although a great performer--had fairly high wing loading. To complement the Starhawk, the Vigilante was designed. However, I believed the Vigilante was too dissimilar to adequately serve as a direct complement to the smaller Starhawk. I begin to explore ways on reducing the Vigilante's size and ultimately chose that which the Starhawk had used. The resulting StarVigilante performed excellently. It had lived up to all expectations and more. Its speed and range was equal to that of the Starhawk, but its wing loading was lower. Because of this, its stall speed was lower enabling easier slow flight.
The StarVigilante is an excellent paper airplane that can fill just about any role and would be a great addition to anyone's paper airplane cache.
TAA USAF Designation: A156-1