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Moyes Litesport

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Wingspan  9.6 m
Manufacturer  Moyes Delta Gliders

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The Moyes Litesport is an Australian high-wing, single-place, hang glider that was designed by Gerolf Heinrichs and is produced by Moyes Delta Gliders of Kurnell, New South Wales. The aircraft is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.

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Design and development

Designed as a sport and competition glider with a kingpost, the Litesport is based upon the highly successful kingpostless Moyes Litespeed line. It is made from 7075 aluminum tubing, with the double-surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth and incorporates a variable geometry system.

Variants

Litesport 3
Small-sized model for lighter pilots. Its 9.4 m (30.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 127-129°, wing area is 13 m2 (140 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.8:1. The empty weight is 30 kg (66 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 65 to 85 kg (143 to 187 lb).
Litesport 4
Medium-sized model for mid-weight pilots. Its 9.6 m (31.5 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 127-129°, wing area is 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.7:1. The empty weight is 31.8 kg (70 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 68 to 109 kg (150 to 240 lb).
Litesport 5
Large sized model for heavier pilots. Its 10 m (32.8 ft) span wing is cable braced from a single kingpost. The nose angle is 127-129°, wing area is 14.9 m2 (160 sq ft) and the aspect ratio is 6.7:1. The empty weight is 32.5 kg (72 lb) and the pilot hook-in weight range is 79 to 129 kg (174 to 284 lb).

Specifications (Litesport 4)

Data from Bertrand and manufacturer

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.7:1
  • Empty weight: 31.8 kg (70 lb)
  • Performance

  • Cruise speed: 34 km/h (21 mph; 18 kn)
  • Stall speed: 26 km/h (16 mph; 14 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 85 km/h (53 mph; 46 kn)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 14:1 at 40 km/h (25 mph)
  • Rate of sink: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min) at 38 km/h (24 mph)
  • Wing loading: 10.2 kg/m2 (2.1 lb/sq ft)
  • References

    Moyes Litesport Wikipedia


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