Moyes Delta Gliders

Litespeed RS


Gerolf Heinrichs has increased the span of the Moyes Litespeed S gliders to create the RS series, a glider with decreased induced drag and therefore increased performance.  This latest evolution of the Moyes Litespeed line with its higher aspect ratio is combined with changes to the sail design and cut that produce excellent handling characteristics when launching, landing and thermaling.  The RS is available in two sizes (RS 3.5 and RS 4) and with optional carbon fibre leading edges, dive struts, and battens which provide reduced inertia, always useful when initiating turns.

The Moyes Litespeed RS is a high performance competition class glider. Its high strength carbon fibre crossbar, high leverage variable geometry setup, inboard and outboard aluminum or carbon fibre sprogs make for a fully realised racing topless glider. This internal structure is combined with a tight wrinkle-free sail with minimum twist.

You’ll find that the RS glider is easy to roll in and out of a turn even with its high aspect ratio and is stable on glide and on tow. With two sizes with overlapping hook-in weights, pilots can choose their optimal wing loading. Race results show that competition pilots often choose to fly with a heavier wing loading than is specified for better performance at high end racing speeds.The standard Race RS is configurable with a wide range of options up to a Full Race Carbon Fibre model.

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

Technical Overview - Standard

  • durable, white, PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta- Titanium Oxide Inlaid sail
  • sail surface finished with Titanium Oxide to reduce UV effects
  • 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 – 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
  • carbon fibre keel

Technical Overview - Sail Options

  • Code Zero Inlaid Sail
  • White PX 05 TI02 IT-Internal Taffeta-Titanium Oxide Inlaid sail**
  • 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

Moyes highly recommends the basic option package of Mylar sail, Zoom frame with Carbon speed bar,

Carbon leading edge rear sections and Carbon dive sticks for a perfect all round performing and handling glider