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Mac Para Muse 2 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Mac Para Muse 2.

The Mac Para Muse 2 paraglider canopy.
I hope this guy had a landable area right ahead, it almost looks like his wing tip is brushing the twigs! Mmm the photographer might have used a telephoto lens, which would create that illusion. Photo reproduced here with permission from Mac Para Technology.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1
Size Designation 28







Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 2550 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3200 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1700 GBP
Australian Dollars 4300 AUD
South African Rand 24100 ZAR
South Korean Won 3060000 KRW
Indian Rupees 146100 INR


Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.0 kg (13.3 lbs)
wing area (flat) 28.7 m² (309 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.9 m² (268 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.6 m (38 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.0 m (33 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.7
aspect ratio (projected) 4.0
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.5:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 46 kph (29 mph, 25 knts)


Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel high
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Mac Para paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Mac Para Muse 2. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.


light blue, white and black scroll, red leading edge




yellow, grey and red scroll, blue leading edge




red, white and black scroll, gray leading edge




blue, gray and red scroll, yellow leading edge




white, black and gray scroll, red leading edge




purple, light blue and red scroll, yellow leading edge


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