Mac Para Envy Paraglider

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

A Mac Para Envy paraglider in flight.
This photo of the Mac Para Envy paraglider from the manufacturer. A custom color scheme by the look of it.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 2
Size 27

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being January 2007 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 3050 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3960 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2040 GBP
Australian Dollars 5080 AUD
South African Rand 26900 ZAR
South Korean Won 3710000 KRW
Indian Rupees 29100 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.5 m² (296 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.7 m² (266 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 11.2 m (37 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.7
aspect ratio (projected) 5.1
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
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 upper and lower surfaces of the Mac Para Envy canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower


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