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Moyes LitespeedS

Productnumber: 21102

In 1999, Moyes introduced the Moyes Litespeed designed by Gerolf Heinrichs. Since then the Moyes Litespeed has been prominent at many competitions and has occupied more top ten and podium places than any other glider in the market. The Litespeed is well considered as a glider built by the best and available for everyone to fly. Now with the latest Moyes innovation, the Litespeed just got a whole lot better - the Moyes Litespeed “S”.

The “S” refers to the latest sail cut design being applied to the Litespeed, and you’ll understand why when you look along the trailing edge. Sail area has been removed from the chord or root of the sail and redistributed to the mid and outer wing. This results in an “S” shape along the trailing edge - or in more technical terms - a “super-elliptic” wing planform.

Why have we done this? Apart from looking really good it is always performance and handling aspects that drive innovative design. The sail cut of the new Litespeed S intends to counteract the typical mid-wing lift deficit of flexible hang gliders. The creation of a super elliptic wing planform in other words just compensates chord wise for the inevitable washout of flex wings - resulting in a better, more elliptic lift distribution.

A wider mid wing and tip cord allows more of the outer wing to create lift along the wing span - the glider’s effective aspect ratio thus increases without additional span.

The nominal gain in glide and climb is expected to be only about 1.5%, however a major improvement of the new Litespeed S comes much more from a significant improvement in slow speed manoeuvrability.

The new Moyes Litespeed S has even more forgiving stall behaviour than its predecessor. It can be flown 2-3km/h slower with this enhanced manoeuvrability becoming more apparent as more VG is engaged. Thermalling in light lift with up to 50-70% of VG, and very efficient dolphin style flying are the key advantages that top pilots will achieve with this new model. The regular Litespeed pilot will experience a more relaxed flying, take off and landing due to the super friendly stall characteristics of this new wing.

In addition to the new Moyes Litespeed S cut sail, Moyes have also introduced a range of new high performance options. These include a carbon fibre outer leading edge, carbon fibre dive struts and a lighter redesigned carbon cross bar. All these options reduce the overall weight of the glider by about 2kg. More importantly, with the weight reductions mostly towards the mid wing and tip, the wing’s roll inertia is reduced significantly. This leads to an amazing gain in handling, especially at slower glide and thermalling speeds, especially at tighter VG settings. Since overall measures of the wing frame have been kept unchanged, all these performance options are fully modular and interchangeable with the standard aluminium components so pilots can select the options that best suit their individual needs.

A new size has also been added to the Litespeed range. The new Moyes Litespeed 3.5 offers a smaller sail on a Litespeed 4 frame, offering the perfect glider to pilots in the 70kg weight range.

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.

The below data represents the approximate polar setting for various Litespeed S's.
Litespeed S 4 Litespeed S 5
Minimum Sink Point: -0.9m/s @ 40km/h -0.9m/s @ 37km/h
High Speed Point: -2.5m/s @ 80km/h -2m/s @ 74km/h

These numbers are for a clean harness... if your harness is boxy, add 0.2m/s to the sink rate at high speed.

technical specifications

technical specifications



Litespeed S 3Litespeed S 3.5Litespeed S 4Litespeed S 4.5Litespeed S 5
Area12.9 sq.m13.6 sq.m14 sq.m14.4 sq.m14.8 sq.m
139 sq.ft.146 sq.ft.151 sq.ft.155 sq.ft.159 sq.ft.
Span9.7 m10 m10 m10.4 m10.4 m
31.8 ft32.8 ft32.8 ft34 ft34 ft
Nose Angle130-132 degrees130-132 degrees130-132 degrees130-132 degrees130-132 degrees
Aspect Ratio7.37.37.37.37.3
Glider Weight *32 kgs33.6 kgs33.6 kgs34.5 kgs34.5 kgs
71 lbs74 lbs74 lbs76 lbs76 lbs
Optimal Pilot Weight55 kgs68 kgs75 kgs85 kgs90 kgs
121 lbs150 lbs165 lbs187 lbs198 lbs
Hook-In-Weight60-80 kgs68-109 kgs68-109 kgs75-120 kgs75-120 kgs
132-176 lbs150-240 lbs150-240 lbs165-265 lbs165-265 lbs
Packed Length4900 mm4950 mm4950 mm5150 mm5150 mm
16.1 ft16.2 ft16.2 ft16.9 ft16.9 ft
Packed Length - Short3800 mm4330 mm4330 mm4500 mm4500 mm
12.5 ft14.2 ft14.2 ft14.8 ft14.8 ft
Centre of Gravity (Front of Keel) **1310 mm1343 mm1353 mm1360 mm1370 mm
51.6 inches52.9 inches53.3 inches53.5 inches53.9 inches
Number of Battens
Top2123232323
Bottom66666
VNE85 kph85 kph85 kph85 kph85 kph
53 mph53 mph53 mph53 mph53 mph
VA74 kph74 kph74 kph74 kph74 kph
46 mph46 mph46 mph46 mph46 mph
Trim Speed34 kph34 kph34 kph34 kph34 kph
21 mph21 mph21 mph21 mph21 mph
Stall Speed ***26 kph26 kph26 kph26 kph26 kph
16 mph16 mph16 mph16 mph16 mph
Maximum Speed124 kph124 kph124 kph124 kph124 kph
77 mph77 mph77 mph77 mph77 mph
Best Glide Speed45 kph45 kph45 kph45 kph45 kph
28 mph28 mph28 mph28 mph28 mph
Best Glide Angle15:0115:0115:0115:0115:01
Glide Angle 10:174 kph74 kph74 kph72 kph72 kph
46 mph46 mph46 mph45 mph45 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. For Dacron sails, subtract 10mm.
*** Measured at Optimal Pilot Weight

material

material


L/E Matrix PX20 white
Main Sail PX10 white

shipment

shipment


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

Options:
- Fastbar
- Zoom A-Frame with Standard Speedbar
- Zoom A-Frame with Fastbar
- Zoom A-Frame with Carbon Speedbar
- Carbon Inserts
- Carbon L/E Back Section
- Carbon Swivels
- Full Carbon A-Frame

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