Litespeed RX

Litespeed RX - Specifications

Model Size Litespeed RX 3 Litespeed RX 3.5 Litespeed RX 4 Litespeed RX 5
Area (between tight and loose VG) 12.8 sq.m 13.5 sq.m 13.9 sq.m 14.8 sq.m
138 sq.ft. 145 sq.ft. 150 sq.ft. 159 sq.ft.
Span ( tight) 9.77 m 10.07 m 10.27 m 10.4 m
32.1 ft 33.0 ft 33.7 ft 34.1 ft
Nose Angle (tight-loose) 130-125 deg. 130-125 deg. 130-125 deg. 130-125 degrees
Aspect Ratio 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.3
Glider Weight (carb->alu) 31-33 kgs 32-34 kgs 33-35 kgs 34.5-36.5 kgs
68-72 lbs 71-75 lbs 73-77 lbs 76-80 lbs
Optimal Pilot Weight 63 kgs 73 kgs 83 kgs 93 kgs
139 lbs 161 lbs 183 lbs 205 lbs
Hook-In-Weight 59-89 kgs 68-108 kgs 75-115 kgs 85-119 kgs
130-196 lbs 150-238 lbs 165-254 lbs 187-262 lbs
Packed-Length 4900 mm 5120 mm 5220 mm 5320 mm
16.07 ft 16.79 ft 17.12 ft 17.45 ft
Short-Packed Length 4020 mm 4240 mm 4340 mm 4500 mm
  13.18 ft 13.91 ft 14.23 ft 14.8 ft
C of G Front of Keel 1343 mm 1343 mm 1353 mm 1343 mm
52.9 inches 52.9 inches 53.3 inches 52.9 inches
Number of Battens:        
Mainsail 21 23 23 23
Undersurface 6 6 6 6
VNE (truck test) 100 kph 100 kph 100 kph 100 kph
62 mph 62 mph 62 mph 62 mph
VA 74 kph 74 kph 74 kph 74 kph
46 mph 46 mph 46 mph 46 mph
Trim Speed 35 kph 37 kph 37 kph 35 kph
22 mph 23 mph 23 mph 22 mph
Stall Speed 27 kph 28 kph 29 kph 28 kph
17 mph 17 mph 18 mph 17 mph
Max Speed +120kph +130 kph +130 kph 120 kph
+75 mph +81 mph +81mph 75 mph
Best Glide Speed 47 kph 48 kph 48 kph 47 kph
29 mph 30 mph 30 mph 29 mph
Best Glide Angle 14.5/1 15/1 15/1 15/1
Glide Angle 10:1 70 kph 77 kph 77 kph 75 kph
44 mph 48 mph 48 mph 46 mph