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NOVA MENTOR 5

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THE BENCHMARK OF CROSS-COUNTRY WINGS (EN/LTF B)

MENTOR 5 – FLYING BEYOND BOUNDARIES

More performance, precise handling and a reassuring feeling in the air: the MENTOR 5 is the logical progression of the master of its class. Its high performance is more accessible and usable for progressing pilots. The MENTOR 5 exceeds boundaries.

The Benchmark. For many years the MENTOR has been setting the standard for XC-intermediate wings. It combines impressive performance with a high degree of passive safety and it encourages you to exceed your boundaries. Using strength analysis optimisation and flow simulation, we have succeeded in elevating the MENTOR 5 to a new performance level.

Relaxed Sportiness. The MENTOR 5 shows a marked performance increase on its predecessor. A slightly reduced trim speed leads to reduced sink and comfortable brake pressure, while the top speed remains consistently high. The handling distinguishes itself with its agility and precision. This permits the wing to simply centre in the thermal and take every climb.

Simply intuitive. Pilots should concentrate on what gives them pleasure: the flying. A clever mixture of materials has made the wing lighter, more manageable and more durable. At the most important points, the MENTOR 5 has been fitted with sheathed lines. As a consequence, the lines basically sort themselves. Launching is simple. And in flight, the MENTOR 5 helps you to find the right line.

REQUIREMENTS

The MENTOR 5 is a paraglider with impressive performance which has - in the hands of an experienced pilot - a very manageable handling and extreme flight behaviour. Flying the MENTOR 5 does require a degree of skill. Although certified as EN B, the MENTOR 5 is not suitable for beginners and occasional pilots.

IMPRESSIONS

"I flew a 240km flat triangle with an average speed of 30 km/h with the MENTOR 5. Unbelievable! This is the best MENTOR ever. I love this wing!"

Rinaldo Vuerich
NOVA team pilot after test flights in Kenya

TECHNOLOGY

Flat profile nose. Anyone who tries to fold a piece of paper around a ball will notice that there are always creases. The nose profile of a paraglider is the same - the sail cloth has to adjust to both the profile and ballooning effect (cells are round, not straight). Double 3D Shaping uses additional seams to reduce creasing and therefore increases the performance of the wing.

Optimised cell widths. Smart Cells counteract the variable force distribution within the wing that are caused by the line attachments. In NOVA paragliders constructed using SmartCells, the cell widths have been adapted to the load - basically, intelligent cells. Wings with SmartCells fly more calmly, are more compact and glide better.

Comfort on the ground. All NOVA paragliders are made to be easy to use. For packing you can use a concertina bag, but it is not essential. Our extensive experience with rods has taught us that the packing method has little influence on the durability of the wing. Bent rods quickly spring back into their original shape.

Less is more. Our idea of a three-liner with a reduced amount of line length allows us to construct wings with very good performance and a high degree of passive safety. The way we have conceptualised the lines has made it possible to manufacture wings which are collapse resistant; but when they do collapse, the collapsed area is generally less extensive. This significantly improves the wing's extreme flight behaviour.

More compact. The aspect ratio of a glider is not the only factor in passive safety, but still a very important one. A high aspect ratio favours cravats after asymmetric collapses, generally shortens brake travel and normally makes wings more difficult to fly. Nova's analytical tools permit us to build performance wings even with a low or moderate aspect ratio.

Light and durable. Paragliders in the Weight-optimised category are lighter than conventional paragliders - but offer the same mechanical stability and durability. These wings are lighter to carry, easier to launch and are therefore suitable for hike & fly. Weight-optimised is aimed at pilots who appreciate light weight without compromising on durability.

TECHNICAL DATA

Size XXSXSSM L
Number of cells 59 59 59 59  59
Projected span 8,43 8,87 9,29 9,70 10,09
Projected area 18,49 20,46 22,44 24,45 26,46
Projected aspect ratio 3,84 3,84 3,84 3,84 3,84
Flat span 10,86 11,42 11,96 12,48 12,99
Flat area 21,84 24,16 26,49 28,88 31,24
Flat aspect ratio 5,4 5,4 5,4 5,4 5,4
Line diameter 0,65/1/1,2
Line length 6,43 6,76 7,08 7,39 7,69
Total line length 233 245 257 268 279
Max. chord 2,48 2,61 2,73 2,85 2,97
Min. chord 0,45 0,47 0,49 0,51 0,53
Weight  3,35 4,8 5,05 5,3  5,55
Recommended take off weight 55-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-130
Certification (EN/LTF) (B) (B) B B B

 

MATERIALS

Leading edge: Dominico 30D, 41 g/m2
Top surface: Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2
Lower sail: Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2
Profile ribs (suspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2
Profile ribs (unsuspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2
Main lines: Liros PPSL 191 / U-8000 120
Gallery lines: Edelrid U-8000 / PPSLS 65
Brake lines: PPSLS 65
Risers: Kevlar 12mm

SPEEDBRAKE RISER

The NOVA Speedbrake Riser is the first three-liner riser which permits the glider to be accelerated as well as decelerated. It brings an end to pulling the C-lines, which killed performance.

We recommend the Speedbrake Riser for cross-country pilots. If you prefer relaxed recreational flying, hill soaring or frequent groundhandling we recommend the standard riser without the Speedbrake strap. 

COLOURS

Standard colours: Petrol; Lime; Red.

 

 


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