The Longshot 4 is a great choice as a beginner or intermediate level discus launch glider for a very good price. Roomy fuselage and a decently robust construction makes for an easy to build and forgiving model. The Longshot can guide the new DLG pilot and tolerate those early mistakes and still reward the pilot with great flights! That first time you hook a thermal you will be hooked!
Let us start by saying the build quality of this kit is very nice. Its nice to see such attention to detail. Beautifully cut cores, clean fuzz free cutting of the glass and carbon fabric and the layup is very nicely applied with extra reinforcements right where you would expect them to be. The molded fuselage is quite stiff and is made from a hybrid kevlar, carbon fabric. The tail boom stiffness is excellent, it will resist launch flex and landing stresses very well. Finally the hardware pack is very complete and of high quality.
There you have it, a very nice DLG for anyone that is new to DLG's, or a good intermediate ship. Enjoy!
Here is a video from one of our customers that built the plane with zero dihedral and a shortened tail boom for use as a light lift slope ship. As you can see he has a lot of fun with his Longshot on the slopes: