Long Henderson Longster
|National origin||United States|
|Designer||Leslie Long, Ivan Diggs|
|Variants||Long Anzani Longster|
The Long Henderson Longster HL-1 is an American aircraft that was designed by Leslie Long and Ivan Diggs for homebuilt construction.
Design and development
The Henderson Longster is a conventional landing gear equipped, wire braced parasol wing aircraft. Aeronautical designer Ivan Diggs designed a new 30 ft wing for the Longster. The wire bracing is supported by a central cabane post located over a 1 U.S. gallon (3.8 L; 0.83 imp gal) above-wing fuel tank. The fuselage is steel tubing. The design also features pinned and brazed gusset joints as opposed to conventionally welded joint clusters.
- Henderson Longster
- Harlequin Longster
- Used a Long designed homebuilt engine, the Long Harlequin 933.
Aircraft on display
An example of a Longster is on display at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.
Specifications (Long Henderson Longster)
Data from EAA Contact
- Crew: 1
- Wingspan: 30 ft (9.1 m)
- Airfoil: Clark Y
- Empty weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Heath-Henderson B-4 Inline four cylinder piston, 30 hp (22 kW)
- Maximum speed: 65 kn (75 mph, 121 km/h)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era
- ^ Bob Whitter (Winter 1969). "The Plane that helped save homebuilding". Air Progress.
- ^ "Concept: Can a Long "Longster" be Built as a Legal Part 103 Ultralight?". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- ^ "Longster III". Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- 1931 Flying and Gliding Manual