Mac Para Illusion 26 (78-100kg) - Second Hand (20262259)

£1,360.00 £1,133.33
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EN Certification: EN B

LTF Certification: LTF B


Good condition. Very good porosity. 4 tape repairs, see service report.

  • Make: Mac Para
  • Model: Illusion
  • Size: 26
  • Serial number: 20262259
  • Colour: Blue-Grey
  • Airtime: 60 hours
  • Certification: EN B, LTF B
  • Freeflight all-up weight range: 78-100 Kg
  • Manufacture date: 30/05/2018
  • Purchase date: 01/06/2018
  • Service Info: The Loft Workshop on 17/08/2019
  • Package includes: Inner bag, Compression strap, Service report (see images), Download manual from manufacturer's website.

Download manual from the manufacturer's website.

See service report (see images) for further details on condition and any repairs.

Images for illustrative purposes only. Not of the specific item being sold.

Mac Para Illusion

Intermediate performance glider.

Technical specification

Zoom flat [%] 88 92 96 100 104 109.5
Area flat [m2] 21.64 23.65 25.75 27.94 30.22 33.5
Area projected [m2] 17.81 19.47 21.2 23 24.88 27.58
Span flat [m] 10.75 11.24 11.73 12.22 12.71 13.38
Aspect ratio flat 5.34 5.34 5.34 5.34 5.34 5.34
Root cord [m] 2.53 2.64 2.76 2.87 2.98 3.14
Cells 52 52 52 52 52 52
Weight [kg] 4.1 4.35 4.6 4.85 5.1 5.45
Weight range¹ [kg] 55-72 70-90 78-100 85-110 105-130 115-145
Weight range* [lbs] 121-159 154-198 172-220 187-243 231-287 254-320
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 speed² [km/h] 48-49 48-49 48-49 48-49 48-49 48-49
Glide ratio +9.8 +9.8 +9.8 +9.8 +9.8 +9.8
Min. sink rate [m/s] 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05

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

² accelerator

Color design

Mac Para Illusion colours

Designed by the motto 'Fly in Peace'

The Illusion profits from the latest technology and development experience of the Elan and the Eden 6. As well as the Elan gained an excellent reputation, the Illusion excels in the EN B category. Situated in the middle of the category the Illusion perfectly fits between the Muse 4 and Eden 6.

For who?

Are you looking to progress in your flying career? The Illusion is suitable for a wide range of pilots. From first thermalling flights to long cross-country adventures, the glider offers impressive performance. Handling and stability are excellent in the entire weight range.

Discover your XC potential

At take off, in flight and during landings it will always react the way you are expecting. The Illusion convinces by its precise handling and smooth behaviour in the air.

The cleanly designed airfoils deliver outstanding glide as by trim speed as accelerated. The stability in accelerated mode is exceptional. Selected materials warranty longevity and correct line geometry without a need of trimming. The semi-light canopy will delight you by travelling and on your first hike and fly adventures. The medium size has weight of 4.6 kg.


Experienced pilots will be surprised by Illusion’s glide ratio but the safety is the most important feature of the Illusion.

The Mac Para R&D Team made a priority designing the Illusion to continue the tradition of safety by added performance and ease of use.We know how peaceful the glider feels in active air. Design The hardest part is picking your favorite Color and Size. If you need help your local MAC PARA dealer will help you choosing the right size to maximize the performance of your new Illusion. Illusions are available in 3 serial designs and 6 different sizes. For an extra charge you can choose out of a wide range of different colors and make your personal Illusion.


The Illusion is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 27, 32 and 38 from Porcher Sport (NCV). For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 32 Hard with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.

Surface Top/Bottom Leading Edge: Skytex 38 Classic - E25A, 38 g/m2
Surface Top Trailing Edge: Skytex 32 Universal - E3W, 32 g/m2
Surface Bottom Trailing Edge: Skytex 27 Classic II - E71A, 27 g/m2
Main ribs: Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 32 g/m2
Diagonal ribs: Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 32 g/m2
Minor ribs: Skytex 32 Hard - E29A, 29 g/m2
Upper lines: Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 7343 -75 kg; 6843 - 80kg
Main lines: Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 7343 -190kg; 230kg


User Manuals

Certification reports

Mac Para Illusion paraglider reviews

"Both optically and emotionally, the Illusion is most what is widely known as an intermediate paraglider. It has a calm, confidence-inspiring feeleing in flight, but is nevertheless not insensitive and has a refreshingly smooth, precise and responsive handling which does not allow any criticism. Regarding the performance the Illusion feels convincingly. In addition, with weight of 4.6 kg it was the lightest glider in the test field. This predeterminate the wing for adventures away from cableway or road."

- Franz Altmann,

"Der Illusion ist als Erstschirm nach der Ausbildung sehr gut geeignet! Hier dürfte der Illusion Piloten ansprechen, welche erste Erfahrungen mit dem Thermikfliegen machen wollen. Der Schirm ist erstklassig zu starten und vermittelt fortan ein gutes, sattes und unkompliziertes Fluggefühl. Ungewollte dynamische Flugmanöver sind nahezu ausgeschlossen und bedürfen kraftaufwendiger Eingriffe oder sehr groben Störungen. Die Kalotte ist sehr klappresistent. Härterer Turbulenzen werden sehr gut ausgeglichen, aber gleichermaßen auch deutlich angezeigt, indem Rückmeldungen am Tragegurt erfolgen. Jedoch ist die Ausgeprägtheit der moderat abgedämpften Schläge sehr pilotenfreundlich und erhöhen das Sicherheitsgefühl immens."

- Jürgen Karthe

"Vous trouverez dans ces pages 2 tests d'ailes Mac Para... Des envois de Erwan Didriche, qui les a abondamment utilisées et appréciées, des essais « coup de cœur » pour ces ailes, belles, qui mériteraient d'être mieux connues, et qui sont dorénavant bien distribuées."

- Erwan Didriche, Parapente+

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EN CertificationEN B
LTF CertificationLTF B
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