Development of the Turbo StratoCruiser was begun in February 2014 as a replacement for the original StratoCruiser and the Turbo AeroCruiser. Early in development, I decided the best configuration for the new aircraft to feature would be one featuring three surfaces. Combined with LERX, this layout promised aerodynamic cleanliness and stability. The addition of the canards also solved the pitch down tendencies of the original StratoCruiser. This also eliminated the need for the straight leading edge of the Turbo AeroCruiser's wing, which was also an effective--though rather unsightly--solution to this problem. Coupled with the T-tail, initial prototypes flew well and proved very stable and quick. After completing flight testing, the Turbo StratoCruiser was earmarked an instructable slot for publication.
TAA USAF Designation: D336-1
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.
Solid lines indicate places to cut. Dotted lines indicate fold lines.
Note: 1 box = 0.25 inches