Since its publication in October 2012, the SkyGnat has become one of my most popular aircraft. As a result, I have been quite interested in designing more capable successor to improve on its strengths. The StratoGnat came as an idea on how to improve the performance of the SkyGnat whilst still retaining a large amount of commonality to ease learning requirements. Originally, the StratoGnat prototype lacked ventral fins, and had some difficulties as a result. With the addition of these surfaces, the aircraft became much more stable, even at high speeds. The prototype showed itself to be worthy of documentation and the type was earmarked an instructable.
TAA USAF Designation: D288-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper (4 boxes per inch)
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 (2 boxes in length by 3 boxes in width, and a swept portion in front of this box of 1 box eliminated every 3 boxes away from the fuselage). In addition, measure 2 boxes along the crease and 2 boxes upwards from one side and the 1 box forward. Then draw a diagonal line connecting this line the other edge of the line along the crease. This will make the horizontal stabilizers. Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches