The StratoMite was designed at the same time as and as a lightweight variant of the StratoGnat, which featured a larger wing and a staple. The StratoMite was designed with the same concept in mind as the original Mite--a small but capable drone fighter. To emphasize simplicity and commonality, all but the wing design of the StratoGnat was retained. Flight testing demonstrated the StratoMite to be a stable, capable aircraft and it was cleared for publication. Due to the appearance of other drone aircraft, I decided not to publish the StratoMite for several months.
TAA USAF Designation: D288-2
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 (3 boxes in length by 3 boxes in width, and a swept portion in front of this box of 2 boxes eliminated every 3 boxes away from the root). 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