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Eden 5 Powered

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Paraglider Eden 5 Powered

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 Eden 5 - 3D Design

 

The New and Improved MAC PARA Eden 5   

This New Mac Para glider was a challenge for R&D team. How do you improve on something that has been  proven to be such a successful paraglider for thousands of paraglider pilots around the world? Finally the wait is over for the new fifth generation  of the Eden!

 

The Tradition Continues

After hundreds of hours making different prototypes, testing and developing the next greatest paraglider design, R&D Team has unleashed their skills to make the new Eden 5 better than ever. Guaranteed! It is an other dimension.

Mac Para is pleased to announce the latest EN B sport class paraglider. The new Eden 5 will continue the tradition of well-balanced performance, sporty handling and reliable safety for pilots looking to fly the best.

 

 

Another Best Selling Glider

The Eden Series has always made flying fun and significantly easier. The new performance features, handling and safety found in the Eden 5 will appeal to many free flight and paramotoring pilots in search of the perfect paraglider.  Are you looking for a paraglider that gives you confidence any day you want to go flying? The Mac Para Team can ensure the Eden 5 will put a smile on your face.

 

Performance Highlights 
 Precision handling with outstanding climb.

Great cross country potential with phenomenal glide.

Love flying while feeling comfortable in various conditions with safe EN B certification

Proven construction materials for long time use.

Quality workmanship that have kept Mac Para in business for over 22 years!

Ease of use performance features to maximize your flights.

Confidence building safety for unlimited flying adventures.

Latest updated design for many years of flying fun.

Very high passive safety and neutral behavior in extreme situations.

Perfect for both free flight and powered paragliding.

 

Quality Construction and Design  
 3.5 rows of lines and streamline thin risers for less drag.

Higher aspect ratio for a noticeable responsive feel. 

Leading Edge C Rod Technology for easier penetration and collapse resistance.

New airfoils and improved aerodynamic shape.

Low drag combination of hybrid sheathed/ unsheathed lines for increased speed and performance.

52 cells for solid stability.

External ribs on trailing edge to go further.

Optimalised number and positions of attachment points on the canopy for higher loadings.

Optional paramotoring lines and risers for powered paragliding.

 

Make it Yours… 

The hardest part is picking your favorite Colour and Size. If you need help your local Mac Para dealer will help you choosing the right size to maximize the performance of your new Eden 5.

Sizes: The Eden 5 paraglider is available in sizes 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 33.     
Colors: The main base colors are Orange, Grey, Gold, Red, and White.

 

Safety Certification

Safety is the most important feature of the Eden 5 because of the large number of pilots who choose to fly a glider in this class. The Mac Para R&D Team made a priority designing the new Eden 5 to continue the tradition of safety by added performance. You will feel safe and secure flying the new Eden 5.

 

Pilot Testimonials

I was a little hesitant to have big expectations when I flew the Mac Para new eden 5 paraglider. I normally fly higher class paragliders but the Eden 5 has opened my eyes. The performance and handling is truly remarkable for a glider in this class. The added safety is a great  bonus for big XC flights.

Ondrej Trcka, paragliding instructor, Marvel pilot

Mac Para has asked to give my opinions on the new Mac Para Eden 5 glider. In my humble opinion it is by far the best intermediate glider I have ever flown. It has all the latest design features like the c rod technology to make it awesome to launch and handling that you have to try to really experience why I love this glider so much. It feels solid in the air and does what you tell it to do. Being EN B im not worried about the next collapse.  I feel I can safely push my limits safely flying the Eden 5 paraglider.

Sergey Elizarov, tandem pilot, Magus XC2 pilot


I have always enjoyed flying Mac Para  paragliders. The Eden 5 is truly remarkable for how well it is designed to make it so fun to fly. It’s easy to launch like the other Mac Para gliders I have owned but I love how well it thermals and turns. It puts a smile on my face every time I go flying. Well done Petr on another winning design!

Joël Mailhe, tandem pilot, instruktor, XC pilot, hike and fly


Conclusion:
With the EDEN 5, Mac Para has created their masterpiece in the B category. Some B gliders that have a superb climb rate, and the EDEN 5 has the same. Other B gliders that have excellent glide, and the EDEN 5 also has the same. But to combine all those features in an easy, agile, and relaxing wing that could be also an entry to the B category is the real hidden force behind the EDEN 5. The Mac logo ‘fly in peace’ should be printed on the EDEN 5 Wing. Pilots who want to get an upgrade for their low end B’s will be nicely welcomed on board the high end EDEN 5! Yes I talked too much …That’s because I found a hidden treasure!

Ziad Bassil

Eden 5 – Review from Paramotor 41

(February-March 2014)

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

The rosy apple that is the Eden 5 (EN B) is aimed at both free-flight and powered pilots.
Marcus King took a bite


MacPara are an established Czech company that have a full range of wings for free flight and paramotoring. For powered flight their range starts with the Muse, a beginner wing, and includes the full-reflex MacJet introduced in 2010.

One wing that has always been popular with paramotor and paraglider pilots alike is the Eden. Now the company has released the fifth incarnation of this popular wing, saying it continues, “the tradition of well-balanced performance, sporty handling and reliable safety for pilots looking to fly the best.”

Construction

Unwrapping the wing it is obvious this is a modern performance-intermediate wing. The wing is a three-riser design with C-lines in the centre that bifurcate to D-tabs at the wing. And although the wing retains the 52 cells of its predecessor the aspect ratio has been increased from 5.22 to 5.6, so it’s a little bit skinnier.

The leading and trailing edges are the most important parts of the profile for performance and so up front the leading edge makes use of nylon rods, with small mylar sections to keep the cells open; while at the back you will find mini-ribs to improve the shape of the aerofoil.

Talking of the leading edge, MacPara use Skytex Evolution cloth here. This is the same 40g/ m2 cloth used elsewhere in the wing but it has a harder-wearing coating here, as this is the area of the wing that receives the most stress.

Line-wise, they are a mix of sheathed and unsheathed lines. I find this does seem to lead to more tangles prior to launch, but had no problems in the air whatsoever.

Risers and more

The dedicated paramotor risers are made from thin webbing for a smart, racy feel. They have dual hook-in points for use with high or low attachment point units and also include trimmers, which have a travel of approximately 5cm. The company claims this gives a modest 3km/h speed increase.

According to MacPara the speed system can be used with the trimmers on or off for a further 12km/h speed increase. The manual advises against using the brakes when using full acceleration.

Slightly unusually these days the brakes are attached via an old-style popper. MacPara told me they use poppers as they aren’t happy with the quality of the magnets available at the moment.

The downside of this is it makes it slightly harder to stow the brakes while you are flying, something I like to do to avoid the chance of them being sucked into the prop. The brakes themselves are nicely padded and have the requisite swivels. Simpler free-flight risers are available as an option.

The wing is available in a total of six sizes covering a powered-flying weight range starting at 77kg all-up and going all the way up to 193kg. It sports a new variation on the MacPara colour scheme in five main colours.

In the field

My first flight on the wing under power was one of those damp early morning starts that can test your launch technique and your wing’s launching characteristics. With the nylon rods the leading edge is held open waiting to grab any wind, and thanks to this, the wing’s classic profile and light weight the Eden 5 launches easily.

I prefer the semi-powered method of nil-wind launching, ie pointing the engine above the leading edge and running full throttle, then releasing the power as you bring the wing above your head, before quickly getting back on the power to push you forward. This worked perfectly with the Eden: it takes little pressure to bring it overhead and it didn’t seem to want to overshoot. The good sink rate of the wing is evident when you are running as it quickly lifts you off your feet and into the air.

With more wind the wing is easy to reverse launch. It comes up smoothly and evenly and sits comfortably above your head. It takes very little controlling once there. Again, the good sink rate means you will be in the air in very few steps.

In the air

The wing has nice direct handling with a reasonable amount of roll, which makes it nimble. The brake system on the wing employs bunching rings on the trailing edge that pull in the wingtips with the first part of the brake pull; as you increase your pull the wing is bent down. The braking is very progressive, but with good pulls and timing you can get the wing very banked up in turns. This may be a little too hot for beginners but will put a smile on the face of experienced pilots.

If you like to play down low the precise handing makes foot dragging a joy, requiring very small hand movements to correct it. The good sink rate helps here too as small throttle inputs can be used to quickly climb.

The wing itself is incredibly efficient, which means you have to be very aware of your throttle use as you come out of banked up turns as it is easy to balloon upwards as you straighten up.

The good sink rate provided by the classic profile of the wing means you can ease off the throttle when cruising, which is great for fuel consumption and noise nuisance. When flying from place to place, although the wing has very agile handling, I found it cruised nicely and had a settled feel about it with no tendency to oscillate.

Going full bar

MacPara say the trim speed of the wing is 36- 38km/h and the top speed using the speedbar is 48-50km/h. Minimum speed is given as 23-25km/h while absolute maximum - with trimmers open and speedbar applied is given as 54-57km/h.

During the test I was unable to check these figures accurately, but flying the size 28 with a Parajet Zenith Thor 130 at an all-up weight of approximately 125kg the wing seemed on a par with others I was flying with. It felt very solid at trim speed, even when pushing through early thermals on a windy day.

The trimmers add a nice small slice of extra speed and the wing stays solid on them, with or without the bar in use. However, as this is a classic profile not a reflex profile, you would be well advised not to use the bar in turbulent conditions or close to the ground. As the manual explains this is because when the speed system is applied the angle of attack is lowered, which means the glider can collapse more easily than in trim flight. At higher speeds any collapse will be more dynamic, needing better skills to make a quick and correct recovery.

It’s worth noting that MacPara are also clear that the glider, like most gliders, is only certified at full speed with trimmers on. To fly at absolute full speed you need to take the glider outside certification by opening the trimmers, pushing the bar and going hands-up. (The manual also includes a good explanation aimed at free-flight pilots why you have to go hands-up, and not, as most free-flight pilots are prone to do, to keep a little bit of tension resting on the brake lines: “When you apply the brakes with released trimmers and full speed bar the wing may collapse because it loses its stability.”)

For pilots this is all good stuff: it’s worth knowing where certification starts and stops on your glider so you can fly appropriately and increase your safety margin. In practice that usually means not opening the trimmers and going full bar close to the ground - because any collapse and recovery will be more dynamic and need faster reflexes.

SIV testing

Which brings me neatly to my next area of testing. Unusually for a glider review, during my time with the wing I was able to take it on an SIV course in Annecy, France although without the motor.

Putting it through its paces it soon became obvious this is a very well-behaved wing, which needs very little pilot input to bring it back to normal flight. Even after inducing large tucks and holding them in to put the wing into autorotation, there was very little brake needed to stop the rotation. As well as this the brake control doesn’t have to be very precise. Counter- turning in the opposite direction to the tuck showed there was no spin tendency and even full stalls were easier with this wing thanks to the forgiving nature of the brakes.

Landing after all this excitement it was good to discover the wing has a good flare, making it easy to convert speed into lift to put you gently on the ground; especially useful in light wind conditions.

Final say

The Eden 5 is a great wing for pilots who both paramotor and free-fly as it is capable of performing well in both disciplines. Under power it might lack a little of the touring capability of a full reflex wing, but it makes up for it with good launching and landing behaviour and great handling.

At the same time you get a very current free-flight wing for your money, capable of competing with the best wings in its class. If you are not interested in the free-flight aspects of the wing, the handling and easy start plus a lower fuel bill are strong arguments for this classically profiled wing.

Flying high

+ Easy to launch and land
+ Good sink rate lifts you off early
+ Great agility
+ Forgiving controls
+ Freeflight use

Flying low

- Limited cruising speed
- Balloons easily after banked turns

Review from Paramotor 41 (February-March 2014)

Review from www.ojovolador.com

Test by Daniel Crespo

The fifth edition of the most commercial wing of the Czech manufacturer boasts very refined design and construction, and introduces the latest technical advances for a noticeable improved performance compared to its predecessor. Additionally, it confirms its well-natured and versatile flying character. After flying it we can highlight its turning behaviour and maneuverability: the Eden 5 slides smoothly and it is really fun for thermal flight, and even for the occasional ‘freestyle’.

The Eden 5 has a gentle inflation;

you can easily produce the right energy to make it rise with more or less speed, which it does as a block throughout the span. The glider is somewhat lively but has little tendency to overshoot, just a little tension on the brake is enough to keep it on its place, and a couple of steps will take you to the air.

In flight, we notice that the Eden 5 has a lot of inner pressure. The canopy is slightly arched to the tips, the trailing edge is very well-drawn, the brake is well resolved and it is quite effective thanks to a pleating system. The result is a wing with a beautiful shape.

Well-natured and friendly

The Eden 5 is certified EN B and it is very solid in turbulence. If we fly it with some tension on the brakes it is very stable in all axes and also keeps good internal pressure, so it is very rare to see a collapse.

We produced some asymmetric collapses and the glider reopened immediately barely turning off the track.

The only "potential risk" that we see is that, due to its handling and maneuverability, an excited rookie might pull the brake more than necessary and get a surprise... Therefore, it is a glider for pilots with some experience.

Dream turns

In the air the Eden 5 feels fresh and agile. If you keep some pressure on the brakes the wing stays smooth through the thermal wiggles and other turbulence, but if you like things more exciting and you let if fly faster, then you will soon notice that it is an agile glider with a pretty dynamic turn: one of the nicest, more coordinated and fun turning behaviors of the EN B gliders we have tested this season. The Eden 5 starts the turn easily, and inversions are very natural, therefore I found it particularly attractive when it comes to thermal flying: centering the core is straightforward, the Eden 5 sets the rotation effortlessly and has excellent sink rate so –yes, mates- it is a machine for carving it up to cloudbase.

The first part of the brake, which we will use most of the time, is soft and comfortable. If we combine it with body weight-shifting we can turn in thermal for hours with little physical strain.

Performance

It is difficult to express in figures the potential of a paraglider; our feelings were really positive. The first test flight was during a task of a regional Paragliding League where we successfully completed a race to goal, coming ahead of a few 2-line EN D wings! (See flight)
Ok, we might have had a bit of luck, but it is also easy to deduce that the Eden 5 is "not short" of what it takes. Its glide of 9.7 points announced by Mac Para is completely realistic, so with your Eden 5 you can do XC and even compete without feeling limited.
Minimum speed is about 25 km/h and requires way a lot of brake to take it so slow. Hands up, speed is around 38 Km/h. The speed bar is soft and very usable; if we step on it we reach 50 Km/h. The maximum speed would be the only point that could be improved, although, on a second thought, pilots whom this glider is aimed at do not usually fly at top speed all the time, so I don’t think it is really important.

Paramotoring? Of course!

The Eden series has always been conceived to be flown under power as well, a type of flight that benefits from the Eden 5’s good sink rate for an easy take off with no need of much thrust; a fun wing for strolls and also to play in the air. We test flews the Eden 5 with normal risers and still liked its handling but, undoubtedly, specific paramotor risers will greatly improve some of its features.

Materials and construction

The Eden 5 has an aspect ratio of 5.6 points and 52 cells, and incorporates the now essential plastic rods on the leading edge, as well as partial ribs on the trailing edge, and hybrid lines sheathed and unsheathed. For the sail, Mac Para used Skytex 40 cloth from Porcher Marine (NCV), which is lightweight and helps keep the weight of the glider in only 5.2 kg for size 26. The Eden 5 is a 3-lines-concept glider, i.e., 3 risers - which are narrow like those of high performance wings. The manufacturer offers the option of special paramotor risers fitted with trimmers.

Conclusion

With possibly the most harmonized and sportive turn in the EN B class, the Eden 5 conveys good sensations and offers good performance in glide and sink rate to take the colors out of higher rated wings. And it also flies very well under paramotor power. What else can you ask for?

For whom

It is a very interesting choice to enter the EN B class, especially if you like to turn. The Eden 5 has very good response to the brakes; it is perfect for coring thermals and boarding distance flight safely. It is also a good choice for paramotoring, so if you are into both forms of flight you can put the Eden 5 on the top of your list.

Review from www.ojovolador.com

materials

 

Surface Top Leading Edge:Skytex 40 Evolution, 40 g/m2
Surface Top Trailing Edge:Skytex 40 Classic, 40 g/m2
Surface Bottom:Skytex 40 Classic, 40 g/m2
Main ribs:Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Diagonal ribs:Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Minor ribs: Skytex 40 Classic, 40 g/m2
Upper lines:Edelrid - 6843-60 kg, -80 kg; 7343-140 kg Cousin Trestec - Vectran 115 kg
Liros-DC 100
Main lines:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
7343 – 190 kg, – 230 kg, – 280 kg

 

The Eden 5 is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 40, from Porcher Sport (NCV). Because for any glider, the part that always wears out first is the leading edge, we use Skytex 40 with Evolution coating E32A for this. For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 40 with E38A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 Hard with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.

specification

 
Eden 5 Powered
22
Eden 5 Powered
24
Eden 5 Powered
26
Eden 5 Powered
28
Eden 5 Powered
30
Eden 5 Powered
33
Factor zoom [%]879295.7100104108
Superficie de planta [m2]21.7823.825.7528.1230.4133.41
Superficie proyectada [m2]19.4521.252325.1127.1629.83
Envergadura de planta [m]11.0411.5512.0112.5513.0513.68
Alargamiento de planta5.65.65.65.65.65.6
Cuerda central [m]2.422.532.632.752.863
Cajones525252525252
Peso [kg]4.74.955.25.666.4
Rango de pesos (vuelo libre) [kg]60-7567-8575-9585-110105-130115-145
Rango de pesos (paramotor) [kg]77-10089-113100-127113-147140-180153-193
Velocidad mínima [km/h]23-2523-2523-2523-2523-2523-25
Velocidad normal [km/h]36-3836-3836-3836-3836-3836-38
Vel. Máxima
(accelerador)[km/h]
48-5048-5048-5048-5048-5048-50
Planeo máximo9.79.79.79.79.79.7
Tasa de caída mínima [m/s]1.051.051.051.051.051.05
Homologación (vuelo libre)LTF/EN-BLTF/EN-BLTF/EN-BLTF/EN-BLTF/EN-BLTF/EN-B
Homologación (paramotor)DGACDGACDGACDGACDGACDGAC


 * powered pilot equipped = weight naked + cca. 35 - 40 Kg (73 - 88 lbs)



Certificate reports for Free flying

Link to videos of certification tests

DGAC Certificate for Paramotoring

Certificate reports for Paramotoring

design

 Design Eden 5

 

Custom Special Design

CLICK HERE you can printed special design on paper, or print to pdf. 

 

Skytex range
Value 8/8 is most resistant to UV

 Skytex Blue  Skytex Red  Skytex Yellow  Skytex Lime
 Skytex Orange  Skytex Violet  Skytex Gold  Skytex Bordeaux
 Skytex Black  Skytex White  Skytex Grey  Skytex Bronze

 

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