Originally, I was asked by a viewer to replicate the Lockheed U-2. When I attempted this, I was met by failure due to a lack of wing spars. In flight testing, the replica's wings often buckled, but the design appeared otherwise sound. With replication the goal, spars could not be installed to strengthen the wings and the effort was doomed. However, because of the good handling of the aircraft, I decided to try a similar design with a high wing configuration to accommodate spars. This new model became the StratoDragon.
TAA USAF Designation: D232-1