As far as potential in the classroom goes, it would be a great test aircraft. However, teacher guidance may be needed as these little airplanes were designed to fly like fighter jets after all...
The Stinger prototypes have also disproved the popular misconception that "delta-shaped wings have poor glide ratios". On average, the Stinger prototypes attained a glide ratio of 5 to 1. This is on par with several of my straight wing, high aspect ratio drones.
In June 2011, when I first began researching and developing this airplane, it was going to rather single purposed as a "figher". However, about the same time, I began seeing the many comments on contemporary instructables, voicing viewer's wishes that a more advanced design be released. I decided I'd pursued that specification with the new aircraft as well. Eventually, the Stinger became a multirole aircraft; one that could be used as a fighter, trainer, stunt or test plane.
TAA USAF Designation: D158-1
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 (4 boxes in length, each with an intersection sweep of 1/1 (1 box length lost for every box outward from the fuselage.). Along the line running parallel to the center, inboard of the half box tips, make marks. Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches