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Nova Rookie Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Nova Rookie.

Canopy of the Nova Rookie paraglider.
Detail shot of an inflated Nova Rookie paraglider canopy, showing the arrangement of lines very clearly. Photo from the manufacturer.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 1-2
Size M



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Perfect Nova Rookie 
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Price

Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 2900 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3830 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1950 GBP
Australian Dollars 4880 AUD
South African Rand 26900 ZAR
South Korean Won 3550000 KRW
Indian Rupees 171000 INR


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-110 kg (188-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 29.9 m² (322 ft²)
wing area (projected) 25.3 m² (272 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.4 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.6 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.1
aspect ratio (projected) 3.6
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 49 kph (30 mph, 26 knts)


Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping high
control travel high
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude slight
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
All the above were recorded when this Nova paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the upper and lower surfaces of the Rookie canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Red
Yellow
Blue
White


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