The StarVoyager was the result of a hybridization between a wing being used for a replica airplane in development, and the fuselage of a Voyager. Minor trim changes in the horizontal stabilizers were required, but the new aircraft was otherwise sound. The StarVoyager was an airplane originally designed to function as a simple testbed, but proved itself worthy to be a design of its own right.
Some potential experiments possible with this airframe include:
•Weight and balance
•Hangtime versus other aircraft
•How surface inequality can affect aircraft (geometry/shape studies)
TAA USAF Designation: D241-1
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 (3 by 12 boxes). The rate of chord decay on the leading edge should be 2 boxes of chord every 3 boxes of span. The rate of chord decay on the trailing edge should be 1 box every 3 boxes of span. Then mark out the horizontal stabilizers as 2 by 3, plus a swept portion with a sweep of 1 box of chord decaying every 3 boxes outwards from the wing root. Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches