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Moyes Litespeed RS

Productnumber: 21104

The latest evolution and third generation of the innovative Moyes Litespeed range is the Moyes Litespeed RS. This glider has been specifically designed for racing and offers a larger wing span and higher aspect ratio providing enhanced glide and climb characteristics. Despite the larger span and aspect ratio, the Moyes Litespeed RS is an extremely well handling glider due to the advanced sail design, making launching, landing and climbing a pleasurable task.

The Litespeed RS top sail surface is fully constructed from durable PX Mylar cloth and is standard as a full white surface with Titanium Oxide finish to reduce UV effects on the sail. An optional “smoke inlaid” sail is also available. The smoke inlaid sail uses a lighter semi-transparent dark Mylar cloth in the centre of the wing surrounded by white PX Mylar. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the smoke inlaid sail reduces the weight of the sail by approximately 1.5kgs. The under surface is made from Dacron, and is divided into three areas which can be customised to suit the colour requirements of the pilot.

The Moyes Litespeed RS is supplied standard with full aluminium leading edges, carbon fibre cross bars, standard aerofoil uprights and a round base bar. The glider flies extremely well in this configuration, however glider weight can be reduced and handling improved through the inclusion of an extensive range of performance options.

If using the standard uprights, an aluminium aerodynamic FAST base bar can be added. The preferred option is to upgrade the A-frame to the Moyes Zoom uprights and carbon fibre speed bar. The new Moyes Zoom uprights feature an extremely aerodynamic profile constructed from extruded aluminium and presented with an electrically etched black finish. The Moyes Zoom carbon fibre speed bar uses the same aerodynamic profile as the Zoom uprights. The base bar is hand laid using pre-impregnated carbon fibre cloth and is pressure cured at a high temperature to ensure an attractive and durable finish.

A range of carbon fibre performance options are available when ordering the Moyes Litespeed RS. These include carbon fibre outer leading edges, carbon fibre inner leading edges, carbon fibre dive sticks, carbon batten set and carbon fibre leading edge inserts. Except for the carbon batten set, all these options are hand laid using pre-impregnated carbon fibre and pressure temperature cured to provide light yet strong components. The carbon fibre options provide a stiffer and lighter alternative to the standard aluminium components, contributing to the handling and performance of the glider.

Behavior/Features

Behavior/Features


- Light predictable handling for easy control in heavy Traffic.
- Reduced airframe weight.
- A tight wrinkle free sail with minium twist providing superior glide performance.
- Improved pitch stability and tumble resistance providing uncompromised safety.
- A spar utilising pre-impregnated carbon fibre to ensure the best possible strength and structural consistency

technical specifications

technical specifications



SpecificationsLitespeed RS 3.5Litespeed RS 4
Area13.7 sq.m (147 sq.ft.)14.1 sq.m (152 sq.ft.)
Span10.3 m (33.7 ft)10.4 m (34.1 ft)
Nose Angle130-132 degrees130-132 degrees
Aspect Ratio7.77.7
Glider Weight33 kgs (73 lbs)33.5 kgs (74 lbs)
Optimal Pilot Weight72 kgs (159 lbs)78 kgs (172 lbs)
Hook-In-Weight68-109 kgs (150-240 lbs)68-109 kgs (150-240 lbs)
Packed Length5090 mm (16.7 ft)5150 mm (16.9 ft)
Packed Length - Short4500 mm (14.8 ft)4500 mm (14.8 ft)
Centre of Gravity (Front of Keel)1343 mm (52.9 inches)1353 mm (53.3 inches)
Top Battens2323
Bottom Battens66
VNE85 kph (53 mph)85 kph (53 mph)
VA74 kph (46 mph)74 kph (46 mph)
Trim Speed34 kph (21 mph)34 kph (21 mph)
Stall Speed26 kph (16 mph)26 kph (16 mph)
Maximum Speed124 kph (77 mph)124 kph (77 mph)
Best Glide Speed45 kph (28 mph)45 kph (28 mph)
Best Glide Angle15:115:1
Glide Angle 10:174 kph (46 mph)74 kph (46 mph)
* Glider Weight is measured from the standard glider. Some options will decrease glider weight by up to 2kgs.
** Quoted Centre of Gravity measurement is for Mylar sails.
*** Measured at Optimal Pilot Weight



Polar
The below data represents the approximate polar setting for various Litespeed RS's.
Litespeed RS 3.5Litespeed RS 4
Minimum Sink Point:--0.9m/s @ 40km/h
High Speed Point:--2.5m/s @ 80km/h
These numbers are for a clean harness... if your harness is boxy, add 0.2m/s to the sink rate at high speed.

material

material


L/E Matrix PX20 white
Main Sail PX05/PX10 white

shipment

shipment


Standards:
- Aluminium Leading Edges
- Carbon Spars
- Standard Uprights
- Round BaseBar


Performance Options:- Mylar (PX05/PX10/PX20) Sail
The Mylar option provides a stiffer sail surface, therefore increasing glide performance. The leading edge is PX20 Mylar, with the main sail constructed from PX05 and PX10 Mylar.

- Smoke Inlaid Mylar Sail
The smoke inlaid Mylar sail uses a semi-transparent dark cloth in the centre of the sail's top surface. The dark cloth is surrounded by the white Mylar cloth. In addition to the aesthetic advantage, the smoke inlaid sail reduces the overall weight of the sail by about one kilogram.

- Carbon Fibre Outer Leading Edge
The carbon fibre outer leading edge is lighter than the standard aluminium outer leading edge and therefore decreases wing tip inertia, thus improving the manoeuvrability of the glider.

- Carbon Fibre Inner Leading Edge
The inner carbon fibre leading edge further reduces the overall weight of the glider.

- Carbon Fibre Leading Edge Inserts
These very thin, light yet strong inserts are positioned in a sown pocket within the leading edge. They run nearly the full length of the leading edge and assist with wind deflection on the leading edge, providing a clean, smooth leading surface.

- Carbon Fibre Dive Struts
These high quality carbon dive struts replace the standard aluminium components for an additional weight saving.

- Carbon Batten Set
This option includes the four top surface battens that are supported by the dive sticks and the two inner under surface battens. The carbon battens are significantly stiffer than the aluminium, allowing for improved tuning of the glider.

- Standard Uprights with Round Speed Bar
- Standard Upright with FAST Aerodynamic Aluminium Speed Bar
- Zoom Uprights with Carbon Fibre Performance Speed Bar

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