The Starhawk is a little plane with quite a bit of ancestry. It uses design elements used by the popular Spirit and the HyperSpectre. The former is a fast, stylish little stunt plane that can do loops and fly far, while the latter is a quick plane with landing gear and provisions for numerous additional surfaces. As far as comparisons go against full scale aircraft, the inspiration for the Starhawk can be regarded as the wonderful Douglas A-4/A4D Skyhawk of the early 1950s. The concept of simplicity used on the Skyhawk was used in designing the Starhawk.
TAA USAF Designation: A116-1