Nova release the new Mentor 3, EN B

The Nova Mentor 3 above Monaco. Photos: Nova

The Nova Mentor 3 above Monaco. Photos: Nova

Nova have officially announced the launch of the much-anticipated Mentor 3 – and claim an improvement in glide by 0.6 compared with the Mentor 2.

The Mentor and the Mentor 2 have been hugely successful EN B gliders, and many pilots have been keen to see what improvements Nova will make to the next model.

Close up of the Nova Mentor 3 sail

Close up of the Nova Mentor 3 sail

“Nova promises a considerable improvement in performance (+0.6 glide ratio) and a flatter polar curve (particularly on speed bar),” they said in a statement.

They also say that they have changed the brake geometry so they “don’t get hard as early as they do on the Mentor 2.” The Mentor 3 is “more playful and comfortable.”

Nova Mentor 3 in Bassano, Italy

Nova Mentor 3 in Bassano, Italy

Sizes Small and Medium have passed certification and, Nova said, the first wings are already with dealers and paragliding schools.


Test flying in the Alps. Video: youtube.com/wwwfliegenistde

More details from www.nova-wings.com.


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