Are there any other pilots out there who would like to share their experiences on the Nova Mentor with me, both good and bad? I have had my best flights on this wing, it thermals well and the glide is good also. However, the recovery from bad situations for me at present is a hand full.
I have been flying 6 years over 500 plus hrs of which 300 has been thermal. I bought the Nova Mentor earlier this and have done 60 to 70 hrs on it.
Three times now it has had major frontal collapses on me.
The first I was at a good height and the wing had a cravat in it which I got out by stalling the wing.
The second was not long after launching and again was extremely dynamic in its collapse and eventual recovery.
On the 3rd occasion, the recovery was not going to happen in time so I had to throw my reserve. The left wing tip again being in a cravat and I had entered a flat spin with at least 3 to 4 riser twists. To say the least I am finding the Nova Mentor to be a hand full!