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Envy 2

 Paraglider Envy 2

Graf Envy 2

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Der Envy 2 ist  absoluter Komfort und Stabilität gepaart mit guter Leistung und Dynamik. Der Envy setzt einen hohen Standard in der LTF 2 und EN-C Classe.  Die Entwisklungserfahrungen und Leistungserkennntnisse der Magus-Serie und die allgemeine Achtung und Beliebheit, die der Envy 1 gewonnen hat, wurden in einer neue Konstruktion des Envy 2 vereint.

Leistung, Stabilität, Agilität und beste Steigwerte waren wieder unsere Ziele der Entwicklung dieses Schirmes. Der Envy 2 wurde konstruiert für Piloten, die entspanntes Fliegen suchen und für Piloten von einem 1-2 Klasse Gleitschirm, ihre Fähigkeiten erweitern wollen. Der Pilot wird leicht mit diesem Schirm Fortschritte machen können ohne überforgert zu sein. Sorgfältig berechnete Profile mit unterschiedlichen Dicken geben dem Schirm eine ausgezeichnete Leistung, Stabilität und Gleitzahl wie im Trimmflug als auch im beschleunigten Flug. Dank diesen Eigenschaften kann der Envy 2 als Massstab der Dinge bezeichnet werden. Der Envy 2 ist ein Traumschirm für erfahrene Piloten, die streßfrei auf Stecke gehen wollen, ohne unter ihrem Schirm ins schwitzen zu kommen.

 

Seine schmale elliptische Form hat eine Streckung von 5.74, bestehend aus 56 Zellen mit vollen Diagonalen.  Die Versteiffungen an den Rippen und der Vordekannte der Obersegelnahnen erlauben saubere Anströmung der Vorderkannte und helfen viel um eine glatte Fläche ohne Wrinkels zu erzielen. Die Leinenaufhängung an jeder dritten Zelle erlaubt nur eine obere Galerie und redutiert die Gesamtleinenlänge um ein Drittel. Die Verstärkungen auf den mittleren Rippen im Bereich der Hinterkante des Segels kombiniert mit einem Raffsystem an den Flügelenden ermöglichen ein absolut präzises Handling und gute Steigleistungen. Die Tragegurte des Envy 2 sind 20 mm breit. Dank dem Stopper an der Beschleunigerleine kann voller Beschleunigungsweg einfach benutzt werden.  Wir haben auch die kleinen Details nicht zu kurz kommen lassen: Sicherungen der Rapid Links, Ohrenanlegehilfe, Bremsmagnete und Bremswirbel, sowie Velcroöffnungen an den Flügelenden als Schmutzauslass!

 

Der Envy 2 besitzt ein absolut einfaches Boden Handling. Alles ist sehr vorhersehbar, selbst bei anspruchsvollen Startbedingungen. Die Kappe verlangt wenig Arbeit vom Piloten und ist Klappresistent, selbst in stark thermischer Luft. Die Stabilität ist ausgezeichnet durch den gesamten Gewichts- und Geschwindigkeitsbereich. Der leichte Bremsdruck erlaubt angenehmes Kreisen und gute Steigwerte, mit einem progressiven Anstieg des Bremsdrucks um Sicherheitsreserven zu bieten, die Kurven sind leicht dosierbar und agil zu fliegen. Der Schirm ist moderat um alle Achsen gedämpft, überschiesst nicht und bleibt nicht hinten hängen. Zwei  A-Gurte machen das Ohrenanlegen sehr einfach. Öffnung erfolgt selbständig. Bei provozierten Klappern, dreht der Schirm langsam weg und öffnet innerhalb 60 Grad. Die Öffnung ist sanft und unspektakulär. Die Start- und Landeeigenschaften sind einfach perfekt.

 

Die Verwendung erstklassiger Materialien und ständige Qualitätskontrollen sowie fortlaufende Weiterentwicklungen garantieren erstklassige Produkte. MAC PARA Gleitschirme werden von unserem Team in der Tschechei entworfen, gebaut, getestet und kontrolliert, um das gesamte Know-how vor Ort zu konzentrieren, für eine 100% europäische Produktion in überschaubarer Grösse.

 

MacPara Envy 2 Review

MACPARA’S DESCRIPTION
The Envy 2 is a high performance, cross-country glider with very high safety and stability. The performance profits from the experience gained in production of the Magus [competition] series.

 

BACKGROUND
MacPara came into existence in the early nineties and have gradually grown over the ensuing years to become one of the major brands in our sport. At the helm from the start has been manager and designer, Peter Reček. Over the last few years the company has enjoyed a large amount of competition success with their Magus range and pilots such as Petra Slivova, Tomas Brauner, Greg Blondeau, Yassen ‘big bird’ Savov and of course the Valic brothers. MacPara have also gained several world records with Nev Hulett’ current open distance record of 503 km set on a Magus, as well as previous records from the Valics and women’s record which was until a few weeks ago held by Petra.
The company are based in the north east of the Czech Republic in the town of Roznov. The town is close to flying sites on the Beskydy hills. Production is split between the facility in Roznov and Gin’s production plants in Korea.

 

THE DESIGNER’S OWN WORDS
What were your aims when you were developing the Envy 2
We enjoyed a lot of success with the original Envy and wanted to keep a similar concept: an LTF2 glider with very high stability and sporty handling. Of course we wanted to keep all the good features of its predecessor such as the easy take-off characteristics, stability and speed range.
One of our aims was to place it more in the middle of the Eden 4 and Magus XC. To improve the glide, climbing performance and speed we used the aerofoil profile from the Magus 6 in the central part of the glider. As we have done with all our gliders since 2000 the aerofoil profile varies in depth across the span. In all we made five prototypes during its development.

 

What group of pilots is the Envy2 aimed at?
The Envy 2 was made for cross country oriented pilots looking for relaxed flying and for pilots progressing from intermediate gliders to expand their skills.

What style of flying is the Envy 2 most suited to?
If you are gentle on the controls it has very easy behaviour but if you want to find its sporty side it offers nice dynamic handling allowing you to easily master wingovers, SATs and spirals.

Where in the weight range should the Envy 2 be flown?
As with the first Envy it can be flown anywhere in the weight range. Of course like any glider it becomes more dynamic and fun when highly loaded.

What will and existing Envy pilot notice if they try the Envy 2?
We think they will notice improved climbing performance along with a better accelerated glide. In our tests we found that when gliding at 30% bar with a faired harness it has similar performance to many competition gliders, which is of course great for flying cross country. The brakes are slightly heavier and the wing is more dynamic with a little more feedback when entering and leaving thermals.

What are you most pleased about the new glider?
That it’s been well received by the pilots who have flown it and sales are good.

What’s next from MacPara?
We’re working on a new paramotor wing, the ‘MacJet’ with full reflex.

 

CONSTRUCTION
The glider is a very clean with a classic elliptical design with an aspect ratio that isn’t too radical at 5.74. It sports a variation on MacPara’s distinctive livery that incorporates the ‘M’ logo. As with many of the company’s wings it seems to use very little in the way of trickery, you won’t find any pieces of plastic in the leading edge. Peter once told me he likes to have all the tricks hidden under the bonnet. However, one little trick that you’ll notice when you look at the leading edge is small Mylar shapers sewn into the middle of the top surface of each cell, to help improve the aerofoil shape in this area as most of the lift is generated here. The canopy is made from Porcher Skytex with 45 g/m2 cloth used on the leading edge and 40 g/m2 cloth used further back.
The line layout is simple with three main lines per riser, the a-risers are split, and only one bifurcation point. The lines are Aramid Kevlar lines from Edelrid. The brake system uses rings on the trailing edge to bunch the tips under breaking, MacPara also have what they call a ‘reinforcement flap system’ in the centre of the wing to stiffen that section of the wing.
The risers are very clean and simple with no fuss. Split A’s make pulling big ears easy. The brake handles are kept in place by metal magnetic keepers and have swivels to stop brake lines getting twisted. The speed system utilises the step down system found on some Gin and Advance gliders. This system switches the speed system from 2:1 to 3:1 and means that the initial push is light becoming harder as the system goes to 3:1, which lets you know when you’re going into the second, less efficient, part of the speed system – keep it for punching into strong headwinds or racing between closely spaced strong thermals. Everything is finished to the quality you would expect from a mainstream manufacturer.
The Envy 2 is available in five sizes covering all up weights from 65 kg up to a massive 165 kg although the largest size is only available to special order and has no certification. I chose to fly the Envy 2 28 right at the top of its weight range with my Sup’Air Vampair harness and a little lower in the range with a Sup’Air Evo XC harness. The glider was delivered with the latest backpack from MacPara, which is well constructed and comfortable, with three compression straps. As well as the required manual the glider also came with a complete repair kit, a T-shirt and even a mini multi-tool emblazoned with MacPara logos.

Envy 2 - Flap system

 

LAUNCHING
MacPara can certainly tick off one of their targets with this glider; it has to be one of the easiest LTF2 gliders to launch. Indeed it is no more demanding than most 1-2s. While testing the wing I took off in varied conditions from light thermic conditions to stronger breezes. In all cases it behaved impeccably, rising smoothly with a gentle tug of the risers and stopping overhead. Once there it felt very solid and easy to control. For those moving up from lower class gliders this will make the transition easy.

 

IN THE AIR
Once you are airborne the first thing you will notice is how solid everything feels; this wing carves through the air feeling secure and unhurried. On entering thermals there is no aggressive pitching movement, making for a very comfortable ride. The lack of pitching means you can actively accelerate the wing into thermals before using the energy that builds up in your first turn.
It is very easy to control your turns with this wing. A short pull on the brake easily puts the wing in a flat turn, with no tendency to stick at any point. If you get a bit more aggressive with the brakes and add a bit of weight shift the wing will get up on a wingtip when needed in small punchy thermals. The handling is no more demanding than most 1-2s, but this is of course an LTF2 glider so you should be experienced enough to handle it. Feedback is on the subtle end of the scale with no nervousness in the feel of the wing. It’s easy to feel where the best is lift is through the brakes. I flew the wing a lot in Brazil during the XCOpen and very quickly became so confident in the wing that I was happy to thermal with one hand on the brakes and one on the camera.
Once on glide it again feels very secure and there is no pitching so you can get on with concentrating on where to find the next climb or switch the brain off for a bit and relax. The bar is easy to use and the leading edge stays solid throughout the range. The kickdown gives good feedback of where you are in the range with the glide remaining efficient in the first section. Flying with other wings of its class this wing felt like it was on a par performance-wise.

 

DOWN TO EARTH
Despite its comfort and ease of use this wing still has a fun side when you want to come back down to earth. Wingovers and asymmetric spirals are easy with the wing being forgiving of any timing errors. As with most wings these days the landing is easy with a nice flare.

 

IN SUMMARY
The Envy2 is a great wing for pilots moving up from an LTF1-2 glider, the handling is no more demanding but you’ll get that extra dose of performance. It is a great all rounder with good cross country performance and a playful side you can discover should you wish.

 

THE REVIEWER
Marcus King was flying the Envy 2 28 (88-110 kg) and an all up weight of 109kg with a Sup’Air Vampair harness and at 106kg with a Sup’Air Evo XC harness.

 

WE LIKE MOST
The easy handling and security

WE WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO
Cross country pilots moving up from an LTF1-2 or those flying in places where they don’t want to have to worry about the glider at all and just get on with flying and enjoying the experience.

Cross Coutry ( January - February 2010)

 

Materialien

 

Obersegel Eintrittskante:Skytex 9092, Beschichtung E85A 45 g/m2
Obersegel Hinterkante:Skytex 9017, Beschichtung E38A 40 g/m2
Untersegel:Skytex 9017, Beschichtung E38A 40 g/m2
Hauptrippen:Skytex 9017, Beschichtung E29A 40 g/m2
Querverstrebungen:Skytex 9017, Beschichtung E29A 40 g/m2
Zwischenrippen: Skytex 9017, Beschichtung E38A 40 g/m2
Gallerieleinen:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
6843 – 60 kg, – 80 kg
Stammleinen:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
7643– 230 kg,– 190 kg,– 140 kg,– 80kg

 

Der Envy 2 wird aus bewährten Materialien mit bekannter Qualität und Haltbarkeit hergestellt: Skytex 40 von Porcher Sport. Da bei allen Schirmen als erstes die Eintrittskante altert, verwenden wir dort Skytex 45 Evolution mit E85A Beschichtung. Für weniger beanspruchte Teile des Segels verwenden wir Skytex 40 Classic mit E38A Beschichtung. Für alle Rippen und Diagonalrippen verwenden wir Skytex 40 mit E29A “hard finish” Beschichtung. Dieser Mix gibt dem Schirm den Vorteil sowohl leicht als auch langlebig zu sein. Die verschiedenen Teile werden so verarbeitet um ein möglichst sauberes Segel zu erhalten.

Spezifikation

 
Envy 2
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Zoom [%]91.596100105115
Fläche ausgelegt [m2]23.1525.7627.9530.8136.96
Fläche projiziert [m2]20.9823.3425.3327.9333.5
Spannweite ausgelegt [m]11.5312.1612.6713.314.57
Streckung ausgelegt5.745.745.745.745.74
Flügeltiefe [m]2.562.72.812.953.23
Anzahl Zellen5656565656
Schirmgewicht [kg]5.866.256.67.7
Startgewicht [kg]*65-8377-9788-110105-135140-165 **
Min. Geschwindigkeit [km/h]23-2523-2523-2523-2523-25
Trimmgeschwindigkeit [km/h]36-3836-3836-3836-3836-38
Max. Geschwindigkeit [km/h]50-5350-5350-5350-5350-53
Gleitzahl max.8.88.88.88.88.8
Min. Sinken [m/s]1.11.11.11.11.1
ZertifizierungEN-CEN-CEN-CEN-C-

 * Startgewicht = Nacktgewicht + ca. 20 kg

** Special size


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