Nova Mentor 4 (PAST MODEL)
MENTOR 4 - gets you further
The benchmark of cross-country wings (EN/LTF B)
More technology, more know-how, more performance: The MENTOR 4 is the next milestone in the XC intermediate class. As well as revolutionary performance, the MENTOR 4 also offers refined handling in thermals, balanced roll damping and even better climb characteristics. And thanks to its compact sail, the wing has gained efficiency and is also faster.
The next milestone
The MENTOR 1, 2 and 3 was outstanding in its class. The Mentor 4 is the continuation of our mission to make the best wing in its class. In comparison to its predecessor, its performance is better by half a glide point. The Mentor 4 offers everything an ambitious cross-country pilot desires: impressive performance combined with a high degree of passive safety. Numerous competition title wins and records are proof of the success of the Mentor design.
Optimised in every way
The MENTOR 4 was designed in co-operation with the cross-country pilots in the NOVA Pilots Team.
The experience of cross-country hounds fed the development. Our designers and test pilots converted the input, and their own experience, into solutions. The results are improved roll dampening - particularly in accelerated flight - even more precise handling and a further improvement in the climb rate.
The higher speed of the MENTOR 4 improves its efficiency against headwind.
Lighter and even more durable
The MENTOR 4 is a weight-optimised wing: everything that is not exposed to a high mechanical load has been manufactured using moderately light material (Dominico 20D), except the profile nose which is made from abrasion resistant cloth. The result is a wing that is significantly lighter, but at the same time more durable, than its predecessor. A side effect of the reduced canopy weight is higher passive safety - and it is suitable for hike & fly.
The MENTOR 4 is a paraglider with impressive performance which has - in the hands of an experienced pilot - a very manageable handling and extreme flight behaviour. Flying the MENTOR 4 does require a degree of skill. Although certified as EN B, the MENTOR 4 is not suitable for beginners and occasional pilots. For queries about the suitability of the wing for you, your NOVA dealer will be happy to assist!
Optimised cell widths.
Smart Cells counteract the variable force distribution within the wing that are caused by the line attachments. In NOVA paragliders constructed using Smart Cells, the cell widths have been adapted to the load - basically, intelligent cells. Wings with Smart Cells fly more calmly, are more compact
and glide better.
Less is more.
Our idea of a three-liner with a reduced amount of line length allows us to construct wings with very good performance and a high degree of passive safety. The way we have conceptualised the lines has made it possible to manufacture wings which are collapse resistant; but when they do collapse, the collapsed area is generally less extensive. This significantly improves the wing‘s extreme flight behaviour.
NOVA Air Scoop is an optimised air intake, which in-creases the internal wing pressure. Nova‘s Air Scoop principle is similar to the ram-air inlet duct on a sports car: increased airflow produces higher pressure. Higher internal pressure in a paraglider means improved performance through increased
structural stability and collapse resistance.
Comfort on the ground.
All NOVA paragliders are made to be easy to use. For packing you can use a concertina bag, but it is not essential. Our extensive experience with rods has taught us that the packing method has little influence on the durability of the wing. Bent rods quickly spring back into their original shape.
Flat profile nose.
Anyone who tries to fold a piece of paper around a ball will notice that there are always creases.
The nose profile of a paraglider is the same - the sail cloth has to adjust to both the profile and ballooning effect (cells are round, not straight). Double 3D Shaping uses additional seams to reduce creasing and therefore increases the performance of the wing.
Light and durable.
Paragliders in the weight-optimised category are lighter than conventional paragliders - but offer the same mechanical stability and durability. These wings are lighter to carry, easier to launch and
are therefore suitable for hike & fly. Weight-optimised is aimed at pilots who appreciate light weight without compromising on durability.
|Number of cells||-||55|
|Projected aspect ratio||-||3.95|
|Flat aspect ratio||-||5.43|
|Line diameter||mm||0,6 / 0,7 / 0,8 / 1,0/1,3|
|Total line length||m||226||237||248||258|
|Recommended take off weight||kg||70-90||80-100||90-110||100-130|
The XXS size (55-80 kg) only comes in the MENTOR 4 light version, to improve its flying characteristics.
The NOVA Speedbrake Riser is the first three-liner riser which permits the glider to be accelerated as well as decelerated. It brings an end to pulling the C-lines, which killed performance.
We recommend the Speedbrake Riser for cross-country pilots. If you prefer relaxed recreational flying, hill soaring or frequent groundhandling we recommend the standard riser without the Speedbrake strap.
The MENTOR 4 can be ordered with Speedbrake Risers for a reduced extra cost. This offer is only valid for new wing purchases which are not yet delivered to the customer. More about Speedbrake Riser.
|Leading edge:||DOKDO 30 DMF WR, 41 g/m²|
|Top surface:||DOKDO 20 DMF WR, 35 g/m²|
|Bottom surface:||DOKDO 20 DMF WR, 35 g/m²|
|Profile ribs (with line suspension point):||Porcher Sport 9017 E29A Fabric|
|Profile ribs (without line suspension point):||DOKDO 30 DMF WR, 41 g/m²|
|Main lines:||Liros PPSL 160, Cousin 85|
|Gallery lines:||Edelrid A8000-U series|
|Brake lines:||Edelrid A8000-U series|
|Risers:||Cousin Trestec Webbing PER/Armaid CSAR Black, 12 mm|
Standard Colours: Lime; Gold; Petrol
Custom Colours: Choose your colours here then email us the NOVA colour code with your order.
Scope of delivery
- NOVA Rucksack. The wing and harness will determine the size of the rucksack. We are offering our high quality and comfortable to carry models in S (110 litres), M (145 litres) and L (165 litres).
- Repair kit. Everyone hopes it will never happen: a hole or tear in the paraglider. We have included a minor damage repair kit in the right colour for such an eventuality.
- NOVA windsock. So you know where the wind is coming from, we have added a NOVA windsock. With a length of approximately 80cm it is large enough for a take-off site.
- Manual. We have enclosed a very detailed manual which contains everything you need to know about your paraglider. Please study it before flying your wing for the first time.
According to the DGAC (France), the MENTOR 4 has been registered for powered flight. Our adventure intermediate is suitable for both free flying and paramotoring. You can find the certification documents in the Downloads section.
Especially for powered flight, we have developed a riser with two mounts. It is suitable for two different hook-in heights.
Service Info & FAQs
Read Nova Paragliders service information and answers to frequently asked questions here.
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Past model|