This aircraft was designed to maximize the number of "passengers" on board. Using tennis balls to simulate passengers, and steel plates to simulate cargo, the 2019 aircraft was able to lift a total of 62 passengers with a 0.5 lb per passenger cargo. The aircraft is unique in its blended-wing body design that gives it a manta ray shape. This aircraft placed 27th at the SAE Aero Design West 2019 Regular Class competition. 


The 2018 aircraft boasts an improved aerodynamic design. Using various manufacturing strategies and materials, RAD created an aircraft with a high lift-to-drag ratio. The aircraft holds a total of 26 passengers with a 0.51 lb per passenger cargo ratio. This aircraft placed 6th overall at the SAE Aero Design West 2018 Regular Class competition.