Long Henderson Longster

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Henderson Longster
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Designer Leslie Long, Ivan Diggs
Introduction 1931
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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]


Henderson Longster
Harlequin Longster
Used a Long designed homebuilt engine, the Long Harlequin 933.

Aircraft on display[edit]

An example of a Longster is on display at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.[3]

Specifications (Long Henderson Longster)[edit]

Data from EAA Contact

General characteristics


  • Maximum speed: 65 kn (75 mph, 121 km/h)

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ Bob Whitter (Winter 1969). "The Plane that helped save homebuilding". Air Progress.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Longster III". Retrieved 7 October 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1931 Flying and Gliding Manual

External links[edit]