Litesport

Litesport - Specifications

  Litesport 3 Litesport 4 Litesport 5
Area 13 sq.m
140 sq.ft
 13.8 sq.m
149 sq.ft
14.9 sq.m
160 sq.ft
Span

9.4 m
30.8 ft

 9.6 m
31.5 ft
10 m
32.8 ft
Nose Angle 127 - 129 degrees 127 - 129 degrees 127 - 129 degrees
Aspect Ratio 6.8 6.7 6.7
Glider Weight * 30 kgs
66 lbs
31.8 kgs
70 lbs
32.5 kgs
72 lbs
Optimal Pilot Weight 60 kgs
132 lbs
75 kgs
165 lbs
90 kgs
198 lbs
Hook-In-Weight 65-85 kgs
142-187 lbs
68-109 kgs
150-240 lbs
79-129 kgs
175-285 lbs
Packed Length 4900 mm
16.1 ft
4950 mm
16.2 ft
5150 mm
16.9 ft
Packed Length - Short 3980 mm
13.1 ft
4330 mm
14.2 ft
4500 mm
14.8 ft
Centre of Gravity (Front of Keel) ** 1370 mm
53.9 inches
1390 mm
54.7 inches
1430 mm
56.3 inches
Number of Battens      
Top 21 21 21
Bottom 6 6 6
VNE 85 kph
53 mph
85 kph
53 mph
85 kph
53 mph
VA 74 kph
46 mph
74 kph
46 mph
74 kph
46 mph
Trim Speed 34 kph
21 mph
34 kph
21 mph
34 kph
21 mph
Stall Speed *** 26 kph
16 mph
26 kph
16 mph
26 kph
16 mph
Maximum Speed 97 kph
60 mph
97 kph
60 mph
97 kph
60 mph
Best Glide Speed 40 kph
25 mph
40 kph
25 mph
40 kph
25 mph
Best Glide Angle 14:1 14:1 14:1
Glide Angle 10:1 58 kph
36 mph
58 kph
36 mph
58 kph
36 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

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
  • All Litesport sizes feature the new "S" cut sail

Polar

The below data represents the approximate polar setting for various Litespeed RS's.

  Litesport 3 Litesport 4
Minimum Sink Point:   -1.0m/s @ 38km/h
High Speed Point:   -3.4m/s @ 80km/h

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