The Velvet is a paramotoring glider and was designed for a wide range of intermediate and advanced paramotoring pilots looking for relaxed flying.
The 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 +3cm to accelerate the glider). Additionally the risers are split to facilitate Big Ears. The positioning of the outermost “A” line makes progressive closure easy. Launching characteristics are typical of all MAC PARA gliders. The R&D team paid extra attention to the handling of the glider during take off and to the landing flare. This characteristic 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 airt due 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. 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. The Velvet is equipped as standard with especially soft brake handles with magnetic clips and Velcro. There are no swivels on the Velvet brake lines to minimize the risk of damage to the propeller if the handle contacts it.
Thanks to the Velcro, placing the handles on the risers in flight or during take-off preparation is much easier. Velcro closures on the wingtips make access easier to remove any sand, grass or small stones from the glider.
Price 2009: $3,400.00