Light sport aircraft may have a max airspeed in level flight at MCP of 120kts. I have heard that there are some light sport aircraft that have had their wings clipped in order to have a lower cruise speed.
But why do they clip the wings to reduce the cruise speed? Wouldn't that require a higher speed as less lift is produced at the same speed with less wing area? Also, thinking about gliders having a big wing span and fighter jets having a short wing span I can not see why you would clip the wings? What am I missing?