Nova Mentor Paraglider

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

The Nova Mentor paraglider canopy.
Close-up of the Mentor paraglider canopy in flight.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification EN B / LTF 1-2
Size S

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Nova Mentor 
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Note: These international prices for the Nova Mentor paraglider are only a guide. They are Jan 2009 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros!
Euros 3300 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4600 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 3100 GBP
Australian Dollars 6500 AUD
South African Rand 42600 ZAR
South Korean Won 6090000 KRW
Indian Rupees 220000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 80-100 kg (177-221 lbs)
wing weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.3 m² (283 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.6 m² (243 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.0 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.5 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.4
aspect ratio (projected) 4.0
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Some LTF Test Results

Note: I wasn't able to get hold of an English version of the Size S figures, so these are for the Size M wing - the very next size up.
inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour comes over pilot delayed
take off handling average
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, delayed
spiral dive entry average
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior average
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 Nova Mentor. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Citro Byte
Golden Dream
Blue Splash


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