|Test Mac Para Eden 4 from magazine Thermik|
|Design and manufacturing|
The amazing success of our Eden range continues with the progression to the new Eden 4. The Eden 3 has excellent launch and stability features, and is famous for its proven qualities and reputation in the paragliding and paramotoring community. We retained the successful concept of the Eden 3 and transferred it to a completely new design. We were challenged to improve the climbing performance and to introduce and tune a new brake system whilst retaining the light brake pressure, the excellent behaviour during take off and the security and handling of the canopy.
We tested 5 prototypes with different airfoils and ground shapes with countless test flights and great dedication. Each prototype also received intensive extended testing in paramotoring flight. Compared to the Eden 3, the Eden 4 has a better glide, more direct handling and better glide in accelerated flight.
The Eden 4 is available in 5 colours and the new design is now applied to the bottom surface. The top surface is a single colour.
The Eden 4 has 52 cells, which get thinner closer to the wing tip. The slim elliptical form of the canopy has an aspect ratio of 5.23. The line configuration is the same as used in the Eden 3 and helps maintain a clean canopy. Diagonal V-tapes and a system of load-bearing tapes give the canopy stability and influence easy behaviour during extreme manoeuvres. The canopy is very resistant to collapse. It features excellent stability throughout the full weight range and speed window. In an induced collapse the glider does not rotate quickly and will usually reopen within 50 degrees. The Eden 4 uses the same brake system as the Envy. The handling is precise (once you set the angle and radius of a turn it does not change if you hold the brake in a constant position). The light brake pressure allows pleasant turns during long flights, but increases progressively toward the end of its travel to offer safety reserves. MAC pilots already know that we do not have to advertise the easy launch and landing characteristics. Despite high performance potential and agile handling the Eden 4 has good dampening in all axes. It does not overshoot or sit back. It features excellent stability throughout the full weight and speed range. The Eden 4 is equipped with split “A” risers to facilitate Big Ears. The positioning of the outermost “A” line makes progressive closure easy. We pay great attention to small details. The Eden 4 is equipped as standard with brake handles with a swivel and magnetic clips. Velcro closures on the wingtips make access easier to remove any sand, grass or small stones from the glider.
The use of high-quality materials and constant quality control during manufacturing process together with consistent development work on our computer programme “PG” produces high quality products. We are proud of them.