My first impression of this plane after finishing is, 'Egg!' A tiny jet getting prepared for flight. Flight control software is being uploaded, and fuel is being added, albeit from a beer keg. Anyway, this is probably about as close as I'll get to breaking the world record for the world's smallest manned jet. The current recording holder is the Silver Bullet (12 ft in length, 17 ft wing span). The pilot lies on his/her stomach so the fuselage doesn't have to be so wide. Also the fuselage is shaped more like an airfoil, providing some lift so the wings don't have to be as big. The canard also provides lift while trimming, serving the same purpose.