For some time, I have tried to develop a T-tail aircraft, in order to have experience with another different configuration. For several months, success with this configuration eluded me and I continued to make attempts at integrating it into new designs. I felt that an aircraft like the Mini Staple Sailplane would benefit from being equipped with leading edge root extensions (LERX) and landing gear, which I've found improve performance and airframe longevity. Eventually, the StratoCruiser's prototype was developed, and it fit to these specifications. Its handling was found to be good--its speed particularly high for a straight-wing cruiser--and was approved for publication.
TAA USAF Designation: D316-1
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 (1 box of constant chord at the root; a leading edge sweep of 1 box of chord decaying every 4 boxes outward from the constant chord box; and a trailing edge sweep of 1 box of decay along the 5 boxes of wingspan). This will complete the wings.