Mac Para Elan Light 24 70-90
Earlier i test flew the Elan 26 normal version, and was very impressed by the comfort and the performance of that C glider.
Now here's the Elan light in size 24 flown at 88 all up with a lightness 2 harness.
The risers are very thin and connected directly to the lines as the Mac Yucon light glider .
Take off is smooth and easy¦
First turn and i was already having an ear to ear smile !
The brake pressure is light and the brake fan is super precise, super direct, and a real pleasure to fly that glider as ±15 cm are needed to turn that glider in thermals.
The comfort is there ! The Elan light is also inherited the comfort of the Eden 5 . It moves smoothly as a whole, without excessive movements as if the pilot is on a mid B glider.
Of course in strong conditions it needs a C pilot, but it surely is a mild C and pilots coming from the B category will find a real pleasure in thermal flying.
The climb ability of the Elan light is among the best in the C category. It climb quickly with the first thermal breathe.
The glide angle is similar to the normal Elan which is very good for the 2015 middle C category.
Test flying many gliders, makes it sometimes very difficult to be impressed, but the Elan light 24 has one of the best handling (turning ability) , with exquisite flying pleasure and feel a pilot can experience !