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Moyes Tempest

moyestemp


Designed by Bobby Bailey, the Tempest is an FAI Class 4 light sailplane circa 1998, using tube and fabric construction, and composite cockpit. It can be dismantled into three parts for transport. The semi-enclosed fiberglass cockpit has a canopy that hinges to one side.

Launchable by towing from an UL, it was availablein the US as a kit for $10,000 or as a completed sailplane for $12,500, through Quest Air Soaring Canter, 6548 Groveland Airport Road, Groveland, Florida 34736.

 

Moy-Temp


Tempest
Wing span: 13 m / 42 feet
Wing area: 14 sq.m / 150 square feet
Height: 5 ft
Length: 21 ft
Aspect ratio: 12:1
MTOW: 400 lb
Empty weight: 100 kg / 220 lb
Vzmin: 0.8 ? 40 m/sec
Stalls: 29 km/h
Speed max: 80 mph
Glide Ratio: 25 @ 60 kph
L/D: 24 @ 68 km/h
L/D ratio: 5:1
Min sink: 170 fpm
Seats: 1
Landing gear: single wheel
Price (1998) $ 10500 (kit)

 

 


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