Forget about thinking you have to buy a new glider every year. The newly designed Muse 4 embodies designs from MACPARA’s other intermediate performance paragliders. The bonus is that it offers incredible safety and stability that is really fun to fly. This allows pilots to fly more often without the worry of feeling like their flight may be jeopardy. Safety and performance matched together makes this a popular choice for pilots who take a causal approach to flying on weekends. The Muse 4 is certified in the EN A glider category.
The Muse 4 is simple to control on the ground and in the air. You will feel like a pro with its exceptional take off characteristics to get you flying right after inflation with no hassles. It will stay above your head without the tendency to overshoot, collapse or wander off course. The safety in the Muse 4 is best admired by pilots that are looking for a paraglider resistant to collapse. With this glider you can keep your eyes on the scenery instead of being worried about what’s coming next. Flying the Muse 4 you will notice immediately how well it is able to perform everything you need to enjoy the flight without feeling like your missing out. MACPARA hit the target by designing a fun performance glider with high stability characteristics. When flying the Muse 4 on several XC flights we proved that it can fly same distances and speeds like other gliders from high categories and this relaxed. Often we left the landings with a big smile on our lips.
Based on the success of the Muse series, the Muse 4 continues making history because of its popularity and beloved launching characteristic that MACPARA gliders are known for. Muse 3 has become the best-selling EN A glider because of how happy pilots feel flying it. The new Muse 4 continues to write the history. Many gliders competing in the entry level glider class are boring once you learn the basics of launching and landing. Not the Muse 4. You would be hard pressed to think you could out fly this glider. Your abilities to play like a bird will exceed your expectations. You will be glad to know that the safety of the Muse 4 is also found using full speed bar. Lines are made from time proven aramid-kevlar series from german manufacturer Edelrid. The lines do not only stand out for their durability and strength, but they maintain the designed geometry of the glider.
The new Muse 4 has given more attention to the airfoil resulting is a noticeably better glide ratio and in flight stability. The smooth shape of the airfoil nose is maintained by long lasting Mylar reinforcement combined with new age plastic rods. These high tech rods give the front of the glider stability in the air after it effortlessly scoops up the air for a perfect launch.
The Muse 4 is yet another quality made glider by MACPARA that will continue to perform for the years to come. The construction using diagonal ribs and a system of load-bearing tapes together with 3D shaping of panels gives the canopy stability and helps keep a clean profile. The Muse 4 has 46 cells and a nice elliptically shaped canopy with an aspect ratio of 5.16. The glider is light. Just 5.1 kg for the medium size which results in very easy launches.
The glider will keep its good take off characteristics in time. Do not believe me? Ask other pilots how takes off an old MACPARA glider and those from competitors.
Intensive testing resulted in a well balanced glider with simple take-off characteristics and easy behavior during extreme maneuvers. The canopy is very resistant to collapse keeping your flight on track. In the event of a collapse the opening is smooth and fast. In an induced collapse the glider gives a rotation of only 30 degrees. The canopy of the Muse 4 is well damped in all axes but offers lively sporty handling to keep you smiling!
The light brake pressure allows pleasant turns during long thermal flights and increases progressively towards the end to offer a good safety margin. It has a large brake range offering good pilot input to know how the glider is flying above you. The Muse 4 is 3.5 liner paraglider with a 4 point riser system and split to different colored “A” risers for easy big-ears. The shape of the control handles is flexible and offers optimization according to the preferences of the pilot. Perfect for training in paragliding schools. The pilot taking off and in the flight has no tendencies to put hands away from the body like a scarecrow in a field. Do not believe me? Try it!
Regardless if you are using the Muse 4 for paragliding or paramotoring it has been certified to fly perfectly in thermals and cruise like a soaring eagle. The Muse 4 is designed for pilots that want the most out of their flight without the headache and stress of waiting for “things” to go wrong in turbulence or powerful thermals. Undoubtedly, the Muse 4 lets you fly with ease.
In recent years there has been a greater separation between free flying and paramotoring. Gliders with airfoils offering less performance and higher speed ranges are becoming more popular in powered flying. Note high performance of Muse 4 and its sensitivity to thermals significantly reduce fuel consumption. However, purely paramotoring pilot can find greater pleasure in our new special powered intermediate glider – The Charger.
Hybrid gliders are ideal for pilots who are planning 70-75% of free flying and 25-30% of paramotoring.
|Muse 4 Hybrid||22||24||26||28||30||34|
|Zoom flat [%]||88||92.6||96.5||100||104||111|
|Area flat [m2]||21.68||24.01||26.07||28||30.28||34.5|
|Area projected [m2]||18.94||20.97||22.78||24.46||26.46||30.14|
|Span flat [m]||10.58||11.13||11.6||12.02||12.5||13.34|
|Aspect ratio flat||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16|
|Root cord [m]||2.48||2.61||2.72||2.82||2.93||3.13|
|Weight range free flight *[kg]||60 - 75||67 - 85||75 - 95||85 - 110||105 - 135||115 - 150|
|Weight range free flight * [lbs]||132 - 165||148 - 187||165 - 209||187 - 243||231 - 298||254 - 331|
|Weight range powered *[kg]||77 - 100||89 - 113||100 - 127||113 - 147||140 - 180||153 - 200|
|Weight range powered *[lbs]||170 - 220||196 - 249||220 - 280||249 - 324||309 - 397||337 - 441|
|Min. speed [km/h]||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25||23 - 25|
|Trim speed [km/h]||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38||36 - 38|
|Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]||44 - 46||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47||45 - 47|
|Min. sink rate [m/s]||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05||1.05|
* Free flying pilot equipped = weight naked + approx. 20 kg (44 lbs)
|Surface Top Leading Edge:||Skytex 38 Classic - E25A 38 g/m2|
|Surface Top Trailing Edge:||Skytex 38 Classic - E25A 38 g/m2|
|Surface Bottom:||Skytex 38 Classic - E25A 38 g/m2|
|Main ribs:||Skytex 40 Hard - E29, 40 g/m2|
|Diagonal ribs:||Skytex 40 Hard - E29, 40 g/m2|
|Minor ribs:||Skytex 38 Classic - E25A 38 g/m2|
|Upper lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 6843 – 60 kg, – 80 kg|
|Main lines:||Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 6843 – 240 kg,
7343 – 190 kg, – 230 kg
The Muse 4 is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 38 Classic, from Porcher Sport (NCV). 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.