What cruise Mach and altitude were you thinking of?
I think for personal use, no more than 8 people is okay, unless you are taking your extended family on board.
You could also estimate (though crude) scaled dimensions with weight using "square-cube" as it's called. That is, all things equal, making a plane 1.2 time bigger than an original (scalewise not stretching), makes the wing area approx 1.22
=1.44 times the original and the weight 1.23
= 1.728 times the original.
For example, again this is a very crude estimation, say your plane has 8 pax and we compare it to Concorde's 100 by scale alone. Let's say the payload varies linearly with weight of the plane, the Concorde's MTOW multiplied by the pax ratio of your plane to Concorde give an initial MTOW estimate of 33,000 lbs. Doing the other calculations give the theoretical 8-pax plane a length of 88 feet and wing area of 700 sq ft. Remember, this is a scale of Concorde
; while coefficients of lift and drag don't change with scale, once you change the overall shape, the numbers will.
Here's an idea of perspective, the Boeing/NASA HCST and the old Boeing 2707 SST concepts were to be approx 280 feet long with 300 pax with an MTOW about near a 742. Using square-cube against Concorde, the numbers are about 5% off.
That is a big personal jet!
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6. Canard or Traditional Hstab?
A: Whatever works for you. Canard looks cooler
I'd refran from asthetics, personally.
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