The first Illusion made many pilots happy and has gained an extraordinary reputation during the years. Therefore our goal by the development was to maintain simple flight characteristics and user-friendliness while at the same time shifting the performance. The Illusion 2 benefits from the latest technologies and development experience of our current gliders, it is user friendly, easy to fold and carry.
Situated in the middle of the B category the Illusion 2 perfectly fits between the Muse 5 and Eden 7. Reliable in all situations the Illusion 2 excels in glide performance, stability and handling in whole weight range.
The canopy combine solid and semi-lightweight tissues. On a heavily stressed leading edge is used Skytex 38. The main part of the canopy uses Skytex 32 Universal and Skytex 32 Hard on ribs. The Nitinol rod system of rib reinforcement provides optimal rigidity of the canopy and guarantees the stability of the clean canopy surface, even if the wing is carelessly glider packed.
The canopy itself is designed for maximum aerodynamic cleanliness. It features: Triple positive 3D shaping, negative 3D leading edge shaping, mini-ribs on the trailing edge and newly shaped stabilizers. Optimized diameter and material of ARAMID sheathed lines warranty correct geometry of AOA during glider's life. Canopy shape, 52 cells, internal structure, diagonal ribs, line geometry - all have been optimized to provide the canopy sufficient rigidity, ensuring stability and a pleasant and comfortable flight in turbulent air.
The stability in accelerated mode is exceptional.
Are you looking to enjoy and expand your flying experiences while safely progressing in your flying career? The Illusion 2 is suitable for a wide range of pilots. From first thermalling flights to long cross-country adventures, the glider offers impressive performance.
The glide performance, maneuverability and stability are excellent in the entire weight range.
Experienced pilots will be surprised by Illusion’s glide ratio but the safety is the most important feature of the Illusion.
At take off, in flight and during landings it will always react the way you are expecting. The Illusion 2 convinces by its precise handling and smooth behavior in the air. The Mac Para R&D Team made a priority designing the Illusion 2 to continue the tradition of safety by added performance and ease of use. We know how peaceful the glider feels in active air.
You will be very pleased with the exemplary flight behavior when recovering from collapses while completing the SIV course. The glider is suitable for first attempts at acro maneuvers (SAT, helico or deep stalls).
The most difficult part is picking your favorite Color 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 Illusion 2. The glider is available in 3 serial designs and 6 different sizes covering the weight range from 55 kg to 145 kg. For an extra charge you can choose out of a wide range of different colors and make personal design of your Illusion 2.
|Illusion 2||22 (XS)||24 (S)||26 (M)||28 (L)||30 (XL)||33 (XL)|
|Zoom flat [%]||88||92||96||100||104.5||109.5|
|Area flat [m2]||21.68||23.70||25.80||28.00||30.58||33.57|
|Area projected [m2]||19.10||20.87||22.71||24.66||26.93||29.57|
|Span flat [m]||10.67||11.16||11.64||12.13||12.68||13.28|
|Aspect ratio flat||5.25||5.25||5.25||5.25||5.25||5.25|
|Root cord [m]||2.53||2.65||2.76||2.88||3.01||3.15|
|Weight range *[kg]||55 - 77||70 - 90||80 - 100||89 - 110||105 - 130||115 - 145|
|Weight range *[lbs]||121 - 170||154 - 198||176 - 220||196 - 243||231 - 287||254 - 320|
|Min. speed [km/h]||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25|
|Trim speed [km/h]||37 - 39||37 - 39||37 - 39||37 - 39||37 - 38||37 - 39|
|Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]||48 - 49||48 - 49||48 - 49||48 - 49||48 - 49||48 - 49|
|Min. sink rate [m/s]||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05|
|Certificate||preparing EN-B||preparing EN-B||preparing EN-B||preparing EN-B||preparing EN-B||preparing EN-B|
* pilot equipped = weight naked + approx. 20 kg (44 lbs)
|Surface Top/Bottom Leading Edge:||Skytex 38 Universal - 38 g/m2|
|Surface Top Trailing Edge:||Skytex 32 Universal - 32 g/m2|
|Surface Bottom Trailing Edge:||Skytex 27 Classic II - 27 g/m2|
|Main ribs:||Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 32 g/m2|
|Diagonal ribs:||Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 32 g/m2|
|Minor ribs:||Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 29 g/m2|
|Upper lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 8000U-70;
7343 -75kg; -90kg
|Main lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 7343 -190kg; 230kg;|
The Illusion is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 27, 32 and 38 from Porcher Sport (NCV). For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 32 Hard with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 22.pdf (226 KB)|
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 24.pdf (224 KB)|
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 26.pdf (226 KB)|
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 28.pdf (224 KB)|
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 30.pdf (225 KB)|
|Inspection certificate - Illusion2 - 33.pdf (222 KB)|
|Shock and sustained loading test - Illusion2 - 33.pdf (135 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_22_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_24_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_26_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_28_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_30_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flight report - Illusion2_33_en.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_22_de.pdf (386 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_24_de.pdf (386 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_26_de.pdf (386 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_28_de.pdf (385 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_30_de.pdf (386 KB)|
|Flugberichtl - Illusion2_33_de.pdf (385 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_22_fr.pdf (386 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_24_fr.pdf (386 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_26_fr.pdf (386 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_28_fr.pdf (386 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_30_fr.pdf (386 KB)|
|Rapport de vol - Illusion2_33_fr.pdf (386 KB)|