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Moyes Litesport


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Moyes Litesport

Productnumber: 21201

Welcome to the new evolution of king posted hang gliders - the Moyes Litesport. The Litesport performs similarly to a non-kingposted glider, but handles like an intermediate glider, making it suitable for many pilots whether competitive or recreational. The Litesport design and development has been enhanced from our experience and knowledge of the Litespeed. Gerolf Heinrichs, our design engineer, has utilised many of the technical advantages of the Litespeed to design what we believe to be the best king posted glider in the world.

The Litesport’s performance is attributed to the thick leading edge tube, fipeglass wing tips, and the CAD/CAM design and manufactured sail, providing a clean and tight leading edge surface for high speed glides. The Litesport uses a 7075 alloy frame with the 62mm (2 7/16in) leading edge from the Litespeed. The thicker and stiffer tubing assists with leading edge wind deflection experienced at high speed as well as providing a sturdy mounting point for the dive strut.

The sail is designed and manufactured with the same CAD/CAM system used for the Litespeed. The sail is precision cut and assembled, providing an extremely smooth and clean wing surface. The Litesport’s standard sail is constructed from Powerib (Dacron). Alternatively, a high performance PX10 Mylar sail is available.

The Litesport’s kingpost adopts a sophisticated G-String compensation system, which requires only one luff line and a single dive stick to minimise drag and weight. As the VG is pulled on, the kingpost mounting point for the top side wires is lowered. The single luff line is secured to the top side wire instead of the kingpost as with conventional gliders. Therefore as the VG is applied, the trailing edge of the sail is lowered to further enhance the gliders performance. Despite the extra functionality, the VG system is extremely easy to operate.

The mounting point of the luff line is set 250mm forward of the trailing edge, providing a more reliable reflex action from the luff line. On most kingpost gliders when the luff lines apply pressure, the trailing edge curls up. With the Litesport’s system, the trailing edge is raised evenly, which has proved favourable during certification testing.

The diverse range provided by the VG and G-string systems are a key feature of the Moyes Litesport. When the VG is off, they provide a loose, flexible wing with a raised trailing edge for launches, landings and thermalling. When the VG is applied, they provide a tight, flat sail for high speed glides. It is these key features, which make the Moyes Litesport easy to handle, yet provide a comparable glide with most non-kingposted gliders up to 65km/h (40mph).

The superior handling of the Litesport is also complemented by the low wing tip inertia due to the gliders low weight design. As less hardware is used in the wings (ie. one dive strut and one luff line only) the glider feels more responsive, easier to turn and even easier to straighten.

As with all Moyes gliders, safety is an integral part of the Litesport design. Glider stability is enhanced with a slightly increased sweep angle, inbuilt sail twist and advanced dive strut design. The positioning of the luff line in from the trailing edge also offers more reliable reflex when required.

The glider comes standard with aerodynamic uprights and a standard speed bar with rubber grips. The Litesport can be optionally fitted with a Fast base bar or the Zoom A-frame.

Despite being a new glider, the Litesport has already proven itself in competition, even against non-kingposted gliders. Gerolf Heinrichs won the last day at the Australian Open 2002 and Jon Durand Jnr won the entire Australian NSW State Championships 2002 flying the Litesport.

The kingpost is back!

Behavior/Features

Behavior/Features


* Based on 3rd Generation non-kingposted design
* G-string Compensation system in kingpost
* One dive strut and one luff line only
* Extremely light and easy to operate VG system
* Low washout sail design
* Modern dive strut design
* Litesport 3 & 5 has new "S" Cut Sail

Polar
The below data represents the approximate polar setting for the various Litesports.
Litesport 3 Litesport 4 Litesport 5
Minimum Sink Point: -1.0m/s @ 38km/h
High Speed Point: -3.4m/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.

technical specifications

technical specifications



Litesport 3Litesport 4Litesport 5
Area13 sq.m13.8 sq.m14.9 sq.m
140 sq.ft.149 sq.ft.160 sq.ft.
Span9.4 m9.6 m10 m
30.8 ft31.5 ft32.8 ft
Nose Angle127 - 129 degrees127 - 129 degrees127 - 129 degrees
Aspect Ratio6.86.76.7
Glider Weight *30 kgs31.8 kgs32.5 kgs
66 lbs70 lbs72 lbs
Optimal Pilot Weight60 kgs75 kgs90 kgs
132 lbs165 lbs198 lbs
Hook-In-Weight65-85 kgs68-109 kgs79-129 kgs
142-187 lbs150-240 lbs175-285 lbs
Packed Length4900 mm4950 mm5150 mm
16.1 ft16.2 ft16.9 ft
Packed Length - Short3980 mm4330 mm4500 mm
13.1 ft14.2 ft14.8 ft
Centre of Gravity (Front of Keel) **1370 mm1390 mm1430 mm
53.9 inches54.7 inches56.3 inches
Number of Battens
Top212121
Bottom666
VNE85 kph85 kph85 kph
53 mph53 mph53 mph
VA74 kph74 kph74 kph
46 mph46 mph46 mph
Trim Speed34 kph34 kph34 kph
21 mph21 mph21 mph
Stall Speed ***26 kph26 kph24 kph
16 mph16 mph15 mph
Maximum Speed97 kph97 kph97 kph
60 mph60 mph60 mph
Best Glide Speed40 kph40 kph47 kph
25 mph25 mph29 mph
Best Glide Angle14:114:114:1
Glide Angle 10:1 Speed58 kph58 kph58 kph
36 mph36 mph36 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


Options:- Dacron Sail
- Mylar (PX05/PX10/PX20) Sail
- Standard Uprights with Round Speed Bar
- Standard Upright with FAST Aerodynamic Aluminium Speed Bar
- Zoom Uprights with Round Speed Bar
- Zoom Uprights with FAST Aerodynamic Aluminium Speed Bar
- Zoom Uprights with Carbon Fibre Performance Speed Bar

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