|Sky Jeep STOL Aircraft|
To learn more about this airplane I could have researched the name on the side of the plane, "Sky Jeep" but I inquired about the design through an online model airplane group. My Internet friend Gary sent a link to the Zenith Aircraft Company website section about the tail of the aircraft. It turns out this plane is designed for short take offs and landings, STOL is the acronym for Short Take-Off and Landing aircraft.
|Inverted Airfoil on Stabilizer Caught my Eye|
There is a fair amount of technical description on the website but basically the downward lifting stabilizer applies more pressure on the tail to bring the nose up so the plane can fly at a steep angle, even when taking off. There are also "flaperons" on the wing which are ailerons that have some separation from the trailing edge of the wing that function as ailerons and as flaps in less disturbed air flow. There are also leading edge slats but I had not noticed this when looking at the airplane, this further helps the airplane fly at a high angle of attack. The entire vertical fin acts as a rudder for more turning power too.
Company Video of Short Take Off and Landing