(made in 1980)
The Lightning is a revolutionary new double surface glider from Southdown Sailwings, with superior sink rate, glide and penetration, plus high stability and superb handling. It can be distinguished from other clones of the Comet by its shark fin which stretches from king post to trailing edge. The Lightning comes in two sizes, L 170 and L 195 to cover pilot weight ranges from 9-15 st. The recommended change over weight is 11 st.
Lightning 195. Sail area 195 sq ft, nose angle 130 deg, span 32 ft, aspect ratio 6.3, weight 60 lbs.