Litespeed RX


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The one wing you've been hoping and waiting for, for years is now here!

Light, fast and perfectly balanced, the RX is the latest evolution of the Litespeed line, complementing the range of Moyes' high performance gliders.

Our designer, and championship pilot, Gerolf Heinrichs has focussed his considerable expertise on the refinement and fine-tuning of our light weight gliders to produce these latest additions to the celebrated Moyes Litespeed range.

 

THE RX SERIES

With the RX, you can now enter a whole new dimension of high performance flying - and here's why:

The RX series shows around a 9% flatter sail cut, (especially near the root section) resulting in a much improved high speed glide - and a higher top end speed.

These new models have also undergone a gentle reshaping of the trailing edge plan form, which achieves a more balanced feel in thermals with less high-siding, for effortless thermaling.

As an additional safety feature, the RX models sport a new, improved cloth rib section across the wing span, providing a better controlled under-surface for improved pitch stability.

This latest evolution of the Moyes Litespeed line with its higher aspect ratio features additional refinements to the sail design to maximise handling characteristics when launching, landing, thermaling and improving speed.

The RX is available in four DHV certified sizes - RX3 for pilot weights between 50 to 65kg, RX3.5 for pilots 65 to 80kg, RX4 for pilots 80-95kg and the RX5 for pilots 95-110kg.

Take your flying to a new dimension....

 



RX3.5

The RX3.5, with its slightly larger span, yet smaller surface area, combines all the attributes of its predecessors, the LS3.5 and LS4 – and so much more. What you have to experience is the amazing feeling you get from the RX - a feeling of completeness, like the pitch is perfect, the roll is light, the sail is clean, the speed is fast. The overall feeling is the glider is beautifully well rounded.

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(PHOTO : Gerolf cruising over Fairhaven in his RX3.5)

"With the release of the all new RX 3.5 65-75 kg pilots will have performance they have only dreamed of.
I am really excited to be taking the new RX 3.5 to Brazil for its first competition. The RX 3.5 gives me the feeling I'm flying a small glider but it climbs and glides like a big glider so those mid range pilots now have everything they need in one package.
The handling and performance on the RX series is something we have all been waiting for in Hang gliding, so hurry up get your orders in before the masses…"

Jonny Durand



RX 3

The RX3 is the first advanced competition glider ever to allow light pilots to finally compete effectively with their heavier counterparts.

We've had incredible feedback from the Moyes test pilots on this diminutive new arrival and we're feeling more than a little proud to be able to bring you our very first high-performance race glider for light pilots.

Now, we're looking forward to seeing the light guys grab some of those competition wins!

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(PHOTO : Zhenya circling her RX3 over Forbes)

 

"The RX3 picks up speed faster than any other glider I've flown before...

...faster and more dynamic, more like a racing machine. And that I like a lot."

Zhenya Laritskaya
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"I feel the air - it is like my fingers turn into feathers, and I can fine tune the wing into the strongest climb, quickly moving it around corners."

Corinna Schwiegershausen
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"The light pilots will now be able to keep up so watch out big boys your advantages are now gone."

Jonny Durand


"I'm thinking I need to get home and work a little....just enough to pay for one of these new babies for myself."

Jamie Sheldan
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"I don't want any other glider, this is it for me!"

Kathryn O'Riordan
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Characteristics Overview

  • top end racing glider built for unmatched competition or cross country performance higher aspect ratio and greater span for enhanced glide and climb performance
  • inlaid sail design for improved handling and performance
  • flatter profile for higher top end speed
  • refined sail plan form for greater balance in thermals, with less high-siding, for effortless thermaling
  • increased control of the undersurface for greater pitch control

Technical Overview - Standard

  • our innovative Inlaid sail design in either durable, white, PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta- with Titanium Oxide to reduce UV effects or 'state of the art' Technora
  • trailing edge has 4 mylar insert pockets to reduce flutter at high speeds
  • full aluminium air frame
  • round carbon fibre cross bars
  • aerofoil uprights and a round speed bar

Technical Overview - Comp

  • our innovative Inlaid sail design in either durable, white, PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta- with Titanium Oxide to reduce UV effects or 'state of the art' Technora
  • trailing edge has 4 mylar insert pockets to reduce flutter at high speeds
  • round carbon fibre cross bars
  • zoom uprights and carbon fibre speedbar
  • aluminium air frame including carbon rear leading edges and dive sticks

Technical Overview - Xtreme

  • our innovative Inlaid sail design in either durable, white, PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta- with Titanium Oxide to reduce UV effects or 'state of the art' Technora
  • trailing edge has 4 mylar insert pockets to reduce flutter at high speeds
  • round carbon fibre cross bars
  • zoom uprights and carbon fibre speedbar
  • aluminium air frame including complete carbon leading edges, dive sticks and battens

Technical Overview - Ultimate

  • our innovative Inlaid sail design in either durable, white, PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta- with Titanium Oxide to reduce UV effects or 'state of the art' Technora
  • trailing edge has 4 mylar insert pockets to reduce flutter at high speeds
  • round carbon fibre cross bars
  • zoom uprights and carbon fibre speedbar
  • air frame including complete carbon leading edges, dive sticks, battens and carbon leading edge inserts

Technical Overview – Carbon Fibre Options

  • carbon fibre speed bar
  • carbon fibre outer leading edges
  • carbon fibre dive struts
  • carbon fibre battens
  • carbon fibre inner leading edges
  • carbon fibre leading edge inserts

Technical Overview - Sail Options

Our innovative Inlaid mainsail design:
Technora Inlaid Main.
White PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta-Titanium Oxide Inlaid Main**
Undersurface has three panels of Dacron, and can be custom coloured to your requirements.
** New: The new PX 05 for the mainsail has an internal taffeta and extra fine film of mylar on the inside of the cloth making it the perfect weight for a mainsail with excellent handling and durability.

Technical Overview - A-frame Options

Regular A-Frame 1655 mm Uprights with 1372 mm Speedbar
Smaller A-Frame 1575 mm Uprights with 1270 mm Speedbar
Shortened Speedbar 1655 mm Uprights with 1270 mm Speedbar

New shorter speedbar narrows the A-frame apex and allows a greater clearance between the speedbar and the ground, making foot launch easier – especially in low wind conditions.

 

 

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