The Sig Riser was my first glider and it was (is) an excellent first plane. Goes together well, flies great, and can be infinitely repaired. I've build the gentle lady as well and the wing structure is much weaker than that of the Sig Riser. Many of those that helped me learn to fly fly moldies and I received many comments on how well the Riser flies. But unfortunately the Riser is no more....l learned another beginner lesson and that is to remember to turn the battery switch in the plane on before launching from a high start.