Looks and Feels Good!
The slim elliptical form of the canopy has an aspect ratio of 5.5. The Velvet has 56 cells with full diagonals. Lines are attached to every third rib and this construction allows the lines to be reduced to two tiers. The serial production version of the Velvet is equipped with rear-riser trimmers with a 5 cm range to compensate torque (-2 cm to decelerate the glider and +3 cm to accelerate the glider). Additionally the risers are split to facilitate “Big Ears”. The positioning of the outermost “A” line makes progressive closure easy.
No Time Wasted on Launch
Easy launching characteristics are typical of all MacPara gliders. The research and development team paid extra attention to the handling of the Velvet during take-off and how well it flares for landing. The final design offers the pilot easy landings in nil-wind conditions even when heavily loaded. The light brake pressure allows pleasant turns during long flights, but increases progressively toward the end of its travel to offer safety reserves.
The glider is undemanding and resistant to collapse even in rough air thanks to the customized semi-reflex airfoils. It features excellent stability throughout the full weight and speed range. The canopy is moderately damped in all axes and offers flexibility and agility in turns. It does not overshoot or sit back. The Velvet can also be flown without a motor making it two glider in one.
Standard features that Deliver Performance
Thanks to the serial trimmers, its sink rate can be decreased. With closed trimmers is its climbing performance is at a similar level to normal paragliders. With this baby you can soar in light lift, thermal in all conditions, and do cross country flights. A perfect all around glider with plenty of performance to enjoy. Great attention to small details had to be addressed to make this happen. The Velvet is equipped as standard with especially soft brake handles with magnetic clips and Velcro. We don’t use swivels on the Velvet brake lines to minimize the risk of damage to the propeller if the handle contacts it. Another benefit is when you place the handles on the risers in flight or during take-off preparation is much easier than traditional snaps. Velcro closures on the wingtips make access easier to remove any sand, grass or small stones from the glider.
Choices to Make it Perfect
The Velvet can be equipped with special PPG risers featuring a longer rear-riser trimmer with a +9cm range for additional speed. There is no EN Certification when fitted with these PPG risers.
The Velvet is available in three sizes and covering a total weight range of 85 to 190 kg. Please check the specifications for full details.
Quality you can Trust
The use of high-quality materials and constant quality control throughout the manufacturing process produces high quality products. You will feel good know you are flying a MacPara Paraglider like the Velvet.