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SX Super Xtralite

 
As well as user-friendly features such as smaller diameter uprights for more comfort and grip control on take-offs and landing, and redesigned aerodynamic tip leavers which make tensioning easier, the 1993 SX is the high performance glider for the recreational pilot.
 
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Towing the SX pitch pressures are light and roll is standard giving great feedback. The SX is underated on the whole and is a stable and predictable glider. The VG is very stiff so apply some sailkote to the pulleys and it will free it up. The best way to fix the VG line is to use metal ball-bearing pulley from patio sliding glass doors. It makes it much smoother to pull.
 
The 1996 advanced Moyes Super Xtralite builds upon the successful plan frorm of the Xtralite while incorporating the sail design advances made by the CSX.

Experience
Last 100 hours been flying a Super Xtralite, which is great. The only complaint I have, I can’t keep up with the others when gliding at speed.
Mr. Green
 
Not exactly known for its "light weight", the Extralite is however known as a fine wing. Aside from it's weight, it is a no-surprises glider. It does what you expect, when you expect it. Also known as "a pleasure to fly".
 
It yaws a little, bit slow in roll unless you pitch coordinate, then it is sweet. Great speed and energy retension. Tricky cross wind landing no trouble. Flares nice.
 
The XLT164 aerotows at 40mph well but requires a small amount of VB for Aerotow or will yaw above 45mph.

 

Xtralite 137
Wing area: 12.8 m²
Wing span: 9.85 m
Aspect ratio: 7.6
Hang glider weight: 31 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 59 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 110 kg
Minimum speed: 26 km/h
Maximum speed: 85 km/h
Max glide ratio speed: 42 km/h
Best glide angle: 13,02/1
Best sink rate: 180 fpm at 25mph
Packed length: 4.94 m
Packed length short: 3.75 m
Number of battens: 26
Nose angle: 127°
 
Xtralite 147
Wing area: 13.7 m²
Wing span: 10.3 m
Aspect ratio: 7.7
Hang glider weight: 33 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 72 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 113 kg
Minimum speed: 24 km/h
Maximum speed: 86.4 km/h
Max glide ratio speed: 42 km/h
Best glide angle: 13,02/1Packed length: 5.15 m
Packed length short: 3.75 m
Number of battens: 28
Nose angle: 127°
 
Xtralite 164
Wing area: 15.3 m²
Wing span: 10.8 m
Hang glider weight: 34 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 82 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 172 kg
Packed length: 5.5 m
Packed length short: 4.6 m
Number of battens: 28
Nose angle: 127°
 
Super Xtralite SX 2
Hang glider circa 1998.
Wing area: 11.8 sq.m
Pilot weight: 52-90 kg
Wing span: 9.15 m
Nose Angle: 127°
Aspect ratio: 7.1
Price (1998) £ 2999
 
Super Xtralite SX 3
Hang glider circa 1998.
Wing area: 12.8 sq.m
Wing span: 9.85 m
Certification: DHV
Pilot weight: 59-110 kg
Hang glider weight: 32 kg
Nose Angle: 127°
Aspect ratio: 7.6
Price (1998) £ 2999
 
Super Xtralite SX 4
Hang glider circa 1998.
Wing area: 13.5 sq.m
Certification: DHV 3
Pilot weight: 68-114 kg
Wing span: 10.1 m
Nose Angle: 127°
Aspect ratio: 7.6
Hang glider weight: 35 kg
Price (1998) £ 2999
 
Super Xtralite SX 5
Hang glider circa 1998.
Wing area: 14.2 sq.m
Certification: DHV 3
Pilot weight: 73-118 kg
Wing span: 10.26 m
Nose Angle: 127°
Aspect ratio: 7.7
Hang glider weight: 36 kg
Price (1998) £ 2999
 
Super Xtralite SX6
Wing area: 15.15 m²
Wing span: 10.61 m
Aspect ratio: 7.7
Hang glider weight: 37 kg
Minimum pilot weight: 85 kg
Maximum pilot weight: 127 kg
Nose angle: 127°
 
 

 

 

 


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