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MacPara Muse 5

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Is a new legend born?

We at MAC PARA have fulfilled a long-term dream. Our efforts have resulted in the creation of a glider of the EN-A category, which excels in performance and glide ratio, which are only achievable with gliders of higher categories. In addition, these performances are associated with simplicity, stability and passive safety. Muse 5 is a comfortable glider of the sport -performance category offering great XC potential.

Powerful and relaxing

Muse 5 exhibits balanced canopy behavior over the entire weight range. The neutral movements of the canopy in turbulent air are supported by precisely definable control, which contributes to the safety and pleasant steering of the glider by thermalling. The steering forces are medium and progressively increase. The canopy responds willingly to the steering. Inputs up to 40% of the control range allow easy control in strong thermal cores. Easy inflating and rising of the canopy during takeoff, these are the mandatory "ingredients", which are one of MAC PARA's parameters of the overall glider's safety. Reliable take-offs and landings are a matter of course for MUSE 5. Activation of the speed system is easy thanks to high-quality ball bearings pulleys. The stability of the canopy at full speed will please performance-oriented pilots. The imaginary icing on the cake is an extraordinary glide for the given category. The pilot remains the limit of the possible. :-)

Light construction

Lightweight gliders are becoming standard nowadays, which is why the Muse 5 is designed as a semi-light glider. The smallest size weighs 4.60 kg. The canopy is aerodynamically very clean thanks to the different 3D shapings of the panels and the leading edge. Mini-ribs on the trailing edge, the shape of the stabilizers and the narrow riser's straps help to reduce resistance and increase performance. Canopy shaping, 50 panels, geometry, diagonal system and line system - everything was optimized to give the right canopy stiffness, providing stability and pleasant; comfortable flight in active air and exceptional glide at higher speeds.

Materials

Of course, the construction of the glider is not only about weight, but also about durability and lifetime. 

Muse

 The Muse 5 is made of proven Skytex materials. Skytex 32 Hard finish for all profiles and diagonal ribs. Skytex 38 Universal is used for upper surface and LE of lower surface. Skytex 32 Universal is used for bottom main surface. The gallery lines and main lines are made of Edelrid's Aramid / Kevlar material, brake lines are made of Edelrid's Dynema. The risers are made of narrow Kevlar / Polyester webbing and are equipped with high quality Harken ball bearing pulleys. For clarity, the lines are color-coded in the rows.

Who is it for ..?

Muse 5 is a top glider designed for recreational and performance pilots looking for the highest level of safety. Muse 5 is certified in the EN-A category and flight tests have confirmed the extraordinary degree of flight stability. Its flight characteristics and stability provide comfort on board, while excellent performance reveals the possibility of achieving a new personal maximum.

And the most difficult in the end… choice.

Finally, the most difficult part. How to choose the right size and choose the colour design? Regarding the colour; you must decide according to your own preferences, but with the choice of size you can ask your instructor, dealer or MAC PARA for advice.

The MUSE 5 is available in sizes 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 33. These sizes cover the weight range from 55 kg up to 145 kg.

 

Technical Specifications

Color Design

MUSE 5 22 (XS) 25 (S) 27 (M) 29 (L) 31 (XL) 34 (XXL)
Zoom flat[%] 88 92 96 100 104 109
Area flat[m2] 22.46 24.55 26.73 29.00 31.37 34.45
Area projected[m2] 19.94 21.79 23.73 25.75 27.85 30.59
Span flat[m] 10.81 11.30 11.79 12.28 12.77 13.39
Aspect ratio flat 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2
Root cord[m] 2.55 2.67 2.78 2.90 3.02 3.16
Cells 50 50 50 50 50 50
Weight[kg] 4.35 4.85 5.20 5.50 5.85 6.30
Weight range *[kg] 55 - 80 70 - 90 80 - 100 87 - 110 105 - 130 115 - 145
Weight range *[lbs] 121 - 176 154 - 198 176 - 220 192 - 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 - 39 37 - 39
Top speed (accelerator)[km/h] 46 - 48 46 - 48 46 - 48 46 - 48 46 - 48 46 - 48
Glide ratio +10 +10 +10 +10 +10 +10
Min. sink rate[m/s] 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05
Certificate - - - - - -

* pilot equipped = weight naked + approx. 20 kg (44 lbs)

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