The Super Manx was the response I came up with to help other aviators with the new, relatively radical semi-tailless design of the Manx. To help with the transition, I added small but effective horizontal stabilizers which add very little weight and change very little unless trimmed.
Like its basis, the Super Manx is very versatile, and is suitable for use as a drone fighter-interceptor, stunt/demonstrator airplane, and research testbed for educators.
Some usages for educators could include students' studies into:
- Glide ratio
- Hangtime versus other aircraft
- Weight and balance
- Area measurements
TAA USAF Designation: D186-2
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper
1 Prebuilt Manx (conversions only)
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 4 boxes in width, and a swept portion in front of this box of 1 box eliminated every 4 boxes away from the fuselage). Half of a box in from the wingtip, make a dotted line parallel to the wingtip. Measure 2 boxes along the crease, measure two boxes upwards from one side and the one box forward. Then draw a diagonal line connecting this line the other edge of the line along the crease. Then cut it out.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches