Following on from my various submissions in the thread. “Characteristics of a straight-wing, tailless model in the Langley free flight tunnel”, which detailed my efforts to design and construction a single seat plank aircraft. Now that the aircraft is nearing completion, I thought a more dedicated thread would be more appropriate. The aircraft is now structurally complete and only requires covering and so the moment of truth is fast approaching. The MW10 was designed to the original CAA specification for a single seat de-regulated aircraft (SSDR) which called for an empty weight of 115Kg (253LB) and a wing loading of less than 10Kg/SQ M. The uncovered aircraft weighs in at 257 LB using bathroom scales. The bad news is that some 20Lb of lead will be required in the nose to maintain the correct CG location, however if the aircraft looks promising some of this will be replaced by a starter battery. Initially jump leads will be used to start the engine. Luckily the old definition has been scrapped and replaced by an AUW of 660 Lb and a max stall speed of 35 Kts. Hopefully flight attempts will commence early in the New Year.