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Elan 2

 Paraglider Elan 2

Elan

descripción

 Designe Elan 2

 

Misión “Volar tranquilo” cumplida una vez más

Con la primera Elan, Mac Para lanzó una vela que rompía moldes, aunaba una combinación única de enorme rendimiento con unas cualidades de vuelo benignas. La Elan todavía inspira a muchos pilotos en todo el mundo.

La Elan 2 sigue esa estela. Válida para los ambiciosos pero también para los pilotos prudentes que quieran tener un excelente planeo y un mando ágil. Con esta gran vela podrás volar mejor con una sensación relajante.

 

Prioridades

A pesar de su elevado rendimiento, la Elan 2 es un parapente perfectamente equilibrado. Mientras se creaba esta remarcable vela como una ala semi-ligera, fue posible incorporarle un mando tan deportivo y ágil como el de su predecesora. La vela te da un buen feedback en todo momento y es muy estable. Incluso volando en condiciones flojas en el llano o en un terreno alpino exigente, la Elan 2 te ayuda. Materiales ligeros y un diseño de vanguardia, elaborado con 63 cajones, que hacen de la Elan 2, la mejor elección para los pilotos de distancia, para quienes rendimiento y seguridad son importantes.

 

Ligera y Fácil para despegar de cualquier lugar

La Elan 2 ha sido diseñada como una vela semi-ligera –tan solo 4,45 kg para la talla menor-. El resultado es un ala bien equilibrada que dará despegues fáciles y un buen manejo durante las maniobras extremas. La Elan 2 tiene un alargamiento de 6,27, combinando el nivel más alto de rendimiento en la categoría EN-C con un manejo tan confortable, que recuerda más a una vela de nivel inferior.

 

Tecnología avanzada

El sistema único de refuerzos en el borde de ataque hacen a la Elan 2 más rápida a velocidad de trim (a frenos libres) que la Elan original en vuelo acelerado. En turbulencia, la Elan 2 mantiene una estabilidad excepcional y gran resistencia a las plegadas, pidiendo una corrección minima tirando de las bandas C en vuelo acelerado. Unos puños grandes van situados en las bandas C y están colocados más arriba respecto a la primera Elan. Con unas prácticas válvulas de “auto-limpieza” en las puntas del ala, que ayudan a eliminar arena, hierba o pequeñas piedras que hayan quedado en la vela.

 

Superficie perfecta

El patronaje 3D ofrece no solo una nueva combinación de colores para la vela, sino que incrementa la perfección aerodinámica. La última Elan tiene las usuales mini-costillas en el borde de salida, una bóveda de arco alto, un borde de ataque perfecto y suspentaje fino. Todo ello ayuda a reducir resistencia e incrementar el rendimiento de la Elan 2. La rigidez de la vela, junto a los refuerzos, su refinada geometría del suspentaje y la impecable calidad de fabricación, han sido optimizados para aumentar el confort en vuelo.

 

Te encantará su mando

La presión ligera del freno al inicio del recorrido permite los giros más deportivos. La dureza aumenta progresivamente camino del final de su recorrido, para ofrecer una gran reserva de seguridad. Gracias a la estabilidad de la Elan 2, no hace falta corregir apenas el giro. Su sensibilidad al uso del peso es moderada.

 

Supera a la manada

Contacta con tu distribuidor local de MAC PARA para pedir una Elan 2 para probar. Te encantará su nuevo diseño y el mando de esta obra maestra. Otra gran aportación a la familia MAC PARA. Nos sentimos orgullosos por ello.

 

Report by Ziad Bassil
 Elan 2 size 26 (85-102)

Pilot: Ziad Bassil

The Elan 2 is Mac Para new 2017 C glider. The leading edge has a shark nose, lower lines are sheathed, and the upper galleries are unsheathed. Again it seems that with the Eden 6 , Mac Para glider construction is being enhanced and quite neat. The leading edge looks very taught and its shape looks very clean.

Elan 2 - Ziad

Launching the Elan 2 is easy for a C pilot. When pulling the A’s there’s no hanging back and no surging forward.

I flew the Elan 2 26 at 99 all up with an X-rated 6 harness. The brake travel can be described as moderate to precise in the first part. 15 to 20 cm can steer the glider easily. Inducing turns inside thermals shows a fair agility for the Elan 2 ,and could be similar to the Elan 1 26 i test flew 2,5 years ago.
I also flew the Elan 2 24 at 89 all up with a Forza harness. The 24 can be steered with only 10 cm having a moderate pressure. The handling and the way to turn the 24 is really nice. Much better than the 26 with quicker brake authority as usually seen on smaller gliders. At +15 cm and beyond, of brake travel, the Elan 2 has a slightly harder brake travel and its only used to control pitch movements. 

This new construction showed me a super strong leading edge. The feeling underneath is quite tamed. The leading edge felt like a solid structure above my head. I tried many times to pull the A’s on the 26, in order to induce frontals, and it was indeed a difficult task ! They need a super hard pull to get the leading edge into a collapse.
In very weak conditions, with thermals less than 0.3 m/s this tamed feeling, erases the feel of hooking those tiny lifts. Exactly like the Delta 3 ML feeling.
In stronger thermals, the Elan 2 26 hooks nicely, a neutral pitch in smooth thermals and a slight pitch back in turbulent ones. In overall thermal flying, the Elan 2 26 seems an easy and tamed C glider. A pilot on the Elan 1, won’t need any upgrade in pilot level, if he goes to the Elan 2 26. I also think that a good pilot on an Eden 6 ,will fly the Elan 2 26 easily. That’s the first strong point of the Elan 2 26.
The Elan 2 24 is more dynamic. I think i can place it in the middle of the C category ,not for its comfort which is still superb! but for its dynamic handling and energy retention.

Elan 2 - Ziad

The way to steer the 24 can be described as precise, nimble and agile. I also felt something strange…Yet i was on top weight of the 24, i felt weak thermals better than being 98 on the 26. The leading edge breathes slightly better and floats well. 
Yet again on the 24 at 88 all up, i felt that sometimes in tricky conditions, i had some difficulty in sliding through the airmass with a pitch back at times that slows the ability to surf upward.

Both gliders have some vibration through the risers in turbulent conditions. Felt more on the 24.
I still think that the Elan 2 26 and 24 are indeed very comfortable gliders, probably slightly more piloting needed than the Elan 1, with lots of performance for the middle C category with only 6.2 aspect ratio.

Now the second strong point of the Elan 2 26 and 24 is the trim and top speed !
Flying the Elan 2 26 next to a Cayenne 5  XS which is already known for its fast trim, (similarly loaded ) showed me an impressive +2 km/h trim speed for the Elan 2 26 over the C5 ! !
Many glide attempts in calm air, showed me that the trim speed is faster + 2 km/h and the top speed is also faster by + 2 to 3 km/h similarly loaded !
The Elan 2 is trimmed fast !  That’s why in those small weak thermals -0.3 m/s a pilot needs lots of concentration to feel and hook them.

The glide angle ‘in calm air’ could be ‘super’ close to the best C gliders available today.  It’s in turbulent conditions and facing a valley breeze, that sometimes i felt that the leading edge is reluctant to surf efficiently the airmass in order to move forward. Nevertheless, it remains among the top 5, (C rated) gliders in glide efficiency. I’ll update my C comparison soon for little more details . 

Induced asymmetric on the 26 are easy to maintain with a direct flight and reopen quickly. Big ears are stable at trim speed. With lots of bar, they slightly shake. They do not reopen by themselves. A dab on the brakes needed to reopen them quickly.
Induced asymmetric on the 24 are slightly more dynamic but easy to maintain a straight direction. Big ears are stable, both at trim and accelerated. They do not open by themselves and need pilot input.
The speed bar has a moderate pressure and the leading edge is still solid at bar.
The glide angle at full bar is also very competitive to place the Elan 2 26 and 24 among the 3 top gliders of the moderate aspect ratio 2017, C category.
pushing the bar is usable with a very solid leading edge at least at 85 % of the travel. 

*The pluses : + Comfort on the 24 and 26 , + speed on the 24 and 26 , + handling on the 24.

*The  average plus: Handling on the 26 (probably needs more weight to reach 102)

*What i would wished for:  More leading edge efficiency in cutting through the airmass.

Conclusion:  The Elan 2 26 could be one of the most easy to fly C glider. Easier and more tamed than the Delta 3 ML.  It’s better to fly it at the top weight in order to diminish as best as possible the pitch back in entry. The climb rate in weak is ok which is close to the Delta 3 ML i have tested earlier. The trim speed is very good for ridge flying, and the top speed for fast transitions.
The size 26 could be a nice C glider for B pilots going into that category for the first time.

Tested and author of the article is Ziad Bassil (www.DustoftheUniverse.com)

 


materiales

 

Extradós delantero:Skytex 38 Universal - E25A, 38 g/m2
Extradós trasero:Skytex 32 Universal - E3W, 32 g/m2
Intrados:Skytex 27 Classic II - E71A, 27 g/m2
Costillas principales:Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Diagonales:Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Costillas secundarias: Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Líneas superiores:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
8000U -70 kg; -90 kg; -130 kg
Lineas principales:PPSL 191

 

La Elan 2 está producida usando los mejores materiales ligeros disponibles, con una excelente durabilidad, como el Skytex 27, 32 y 38, de Porcher Marine. Para las costillas y las diagonals hemos utilizado el Skytex 32 (Hard). Esta elección da la ventaja de tener una vela a la vez ligera y muy duradera.

datos

 
Elan 2
22 (XS)
Elan 2
24 (S)
Elan 2
26 (M)
Elan 2
28 (L)
Elan 2
30 (XL)
Elan 2
33 (XXL)
Elan 2
38 (XXL)
Factor zoom [%]899296100104109117.5
Superficie de planta [m2]22.1823.725.82830.2833.2738.66
Superficie proyectada [m2]18.8220.1121.923.7625.728.2332.8
Envergadura de planta [m]11.7912.1912.7213.2513.7814.4415.57
Alargamiento de planta6.276.276.276.276.276.276.27
Cuerda central [m]2.342.422.522.632.742.873.09
Cajones63636363636363
Peso [kg]4.454.64.85.25.55.96.7
Rango de pesos [kg] *55-7070-9082-10292-112105-130115-145145-180
Velocidad mínima [km/h]23-2523-2523-2523-2523-2523-2523-25
Velocidad normal [km/h]38-4038-4038-4038-4038-4038-4038-40
Vel. Máxima
(accelerador)[km/h]
55-5655-5655-5655-5655-5655-5655-56
Planeo máximo10.510.510.510.510.510.510.5
Tasa de caída mínima [m/s]1.051.051.051.051.051.051.05
Homologación con trimmersLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-C--

 * piloto equipado = peso desnudo + 20 Kg aprox.

 

 

diseño

 

 Design Elan

 

 

Custom Special Design

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Skytex range
Value 8/8 is most resistant to UV

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