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Elan 2

 Paraglider Elan 2

Elan

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 Designe Elan 2

 

Mission „Fly In Peace“ une fois de plus accomplie

Avec la première Elan, MacPara avait lancé une voile révolutionnaire, qui combinait des performances uniques et un comportement en vol exemplaire. L’Elan comble encore de nombreux pilotes dans le monde entier.

L’Elan 2 suit cette voie. Elle convient à tous les pilotes ambitieux mais prudents, qui recherchent un excellent plané et une superbe maniabilité. Avec cette voile, vous pouvez voler à votre meilleur niveau en toute tranquillité.

 

Une voile de principes

Malgré ses hautes performances, l’Elan 2 est parfaitement équilibrée. En construisant cette voile remarquable de façon semi-légère, il a été possible d’améliorer la maniabilité et de garder le caractère sportif de son ainée. La voile renvoi les bonnes informations à tout moment en restant particulièrement stable.
l’Elan 2 vous accompagnera autant en conditions faibles en plaine que dans les conditions alpines plus exigeantes.
Les sangles fines, les matériaux légers, une conception au top avec 63 cellules, font de l’Elan 2 une voile de premier choix pour les pilotes de cross, pour qui performance et sécurité sont importants.

 

Légère et facile à gonfler en toutes circonstances.

L’Elan2 est conçue comme une voile semi-light (juste 4.45kg pour la plus petite taille). Le résultat est voile équilibrée au décollage simple et un comportement prévisible même durant les manœuvres extrêmes.
L’Elan 2 à un allongement de 6.27, combinant les performances au top de la catégorie EN C avec le confort d’une voile de niveau inférieur.

 

Techonologie à la pointe.

Le système de renforts de bord d’attaque unique fait de l’Elan 2 une voile plus rapide bras haut que l’ancienne Elan. Même accélérée en turbulence, l’Elan 2 garde une stabilité exceptionnelle ainsi qu’une grande résistance à la fermeture, nécessitant un minimum de correction aux C.
Le pilotage aux C est facilité avec l’apparition de poignées plus grandes et placées plus haut sur les élévateurs.
Les bout d’ailes autonettoyants, grâce aux ouvertures, aideront à enlever tous débris de la voile.

 

Parfaitement shapée

Le 3D shaping offre non seulement un nouveau design et de nouvelles couleurs, mais améliore également l’aérodynamique de la voile. Le bord d’attaque plus propres, les mini-cloisons de bord de fuite, une voûte plus prononcée et des suspentes plus fines permettent de réduire la trainée et d’améliorer les performances.
Grâce aux nouveaux renforts et à une géométrie du suspentage redéfinie, la rigidité de la voile a été accrue pour optimiser le confort en vol.

 

Vous adorerez sa maniabilité !

L’effort au freins réduit en début de course permet un virage plaisant et sportif. L’effort augmente progressivement tout au long de la course pour un feeling rassurant à l’approche des basses vitesses.
Sa sensibilité aux appuis sellette est modérée et grâce à sa stabilité, peu de contre est nécessaire.

 

Evitez la cohue

Contactez votre revendeur local pour l’essayer ou l’acheter. Vous aimerez son nouveau design et sa maniabilité.
Nous sommes fiers de cette nouvelle venue dans la gamme MacPara !

 

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)

 


matériaux

 

Bord d’attaque extrados/intrados:Skytex 38 Universal - E25A, 38 g/m2
Bord de fuite extrados:Skytex 32 Universal - E3W, 32 g/m2
Bord de fuite intrados:Skytex 27 Classic II - E71A, 27 g/m2
Panneau Inter caisson:Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Diagonales:Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Cloison: Skytex 32 Hard       - E29A, 32 g/m2
Lignes hautes:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
8000U -70 kg; -90 kg; -130 kg
Lignes principales:PPSL 191

 

L’Elan 2 est construite avec des matériaux reconnus pour leur durabilité, tels que les Skytex 38, Skytex 32, et Skytex 27 de Porcher Sport. Cela pour garantir une voile à  la fois légère est très durable.

spécification

 
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)
Zoom a plat [%]899296100104109117.5
Surface a plat [m2]22.1823.725.82830.2833.2738.66
Surface projetee [m2]18.8220.1121.923.7625.728.2332.8
Envergure a plat [m]11.7912.1912.7213.2513.7814.4415.57
Allongement a plat6.276.276.276.276.276.276.27
Corde moyenne[m]2.342.422.522.632.742.873.09
Nb de cellules63636363636363
Poids [kg]4.454.64.85.25.55.96.7
Fourchette de poids PTV [kg]*55-7070-9082-10292-112105-130115-145145-180
Vitesse mini[km/h]23-2523-2523-2523-2523-2523-2523-25
Vitesse max [km/h]38-4038-4038-4038-4038-4038-4038-40
Vitesse max (acceleree)[km/h]55-5655-5655-5655-5655-5655-5655-56
Finesse max10.510.510.510.510.510.510.5
Taux de chute mini [m/s]1.051.051.051.051.051.051.05
HomologationLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-CLTF/EN-C-

 * PTV = poids nu + environ 20 kg
(ou pilote +voile+sellette et secours+vetements et accessoires)

 

 

 

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