Nova Tycoon Paraglider
Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Nova Tycoon! It's not often you come across a certified competition wing!
a high aspect-ratio wing! Picture from Nova, used with permission.
|Year of Manufacture
Ever Flown This Wing?
If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?
Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.
For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!
The international prices below are only a guide
, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
|United Kingdom Pounds
|South African Rand
|South Korean Won
|pilot take-off weight
|wing area (flat)
|wing area (projected)
|wing span (flat)
|wing span (projected)
|aspect ratio (flat)
|aspect ratio (projected)
||(197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
|best glide ratio
||(15 mph, 13 knts)
||(24 mph, 21 knts)
||(34 mph, 30 knts)
Non-Numerical Data, from DHV
|take off handling
|spiral dive entry
|spiral dive exit
||turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
|B-line stall entry
|B-line stall recovery
|big ears entry
|big ears recovery
All the above were recorded when this Nova paraglider was flown at max weight
The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Nova Tycoon. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. You might be able to get a detailed look at one
of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page. The Tycoon has the same color on upper and lower leading edges. Also, for each color scheme, the underside is white except for the leading edge.
red, black stripe, yellow leading edge
yellow, red stripe, black leading edge
blue, white stripe, orange leading edge
white, black stripe, orange leading edge
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