$4,600.00

MENTOR 6 – Extend your Range

For many years the MENTOR series has been synonymous with top performance in the EN B class. The MENTOR 6 continues this tradition, complementing the strengths of its predecessors with innovations that enhance its performance even more. Broaden your horizons with the master in its class.

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Description

Inner values.
What makes the MENTOR 6 so special is the increased accelerated glide, smooth trailing edge, new risers, durable but lightweight cloth, aerodynamically optimised 3D-shaped seams and an intuitive handling with less brake pressure. We decided not to place any limitations on our ambition and have added many detailed solutions which are completely new to the EN B class. A sports intermediate for cross-country and fun flying, the MENTOR 6 will help you to reach your goals faster – especially when accelerated.

The MENTOR promise. 
Maintaining the same aspect ratio and high degree of passive safety, in comparison to the MENTOR 5 we have been able to improve the glide performance and the handling. We were able to achieve both with the use of innovative features such as Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping, the innovative Mini-Rib Vector Tape, Double-B Splits and newly designed risers. The MENTOR 6 handling is very intuitive, it has pleasantly light brake pressure and when circling in a thermal it is both teacher and a wing you can really crank in. The design work on this glider covered the minutest detail but we still recognised the bigger picture: a reworked curvature and a smooth trailing edge when braking give the MENTOR 6 the final polish.
Smart details. 
Often it is the small changes which have a big impact on the satisfaction we have with a paraglider. On the MENTOR 6 we used internal mini-rib seams and improved cloth to ensure the wing is more resilient and durable when it is in contact with the ground. Another added bonus are the Ronstan ball bearing pulleys on the speed-system, which reduce the effort when accelerating. Additionally, the differentiated A3 riser transmission ensures an optimised wing twist in accelerated flight which makes the wing more stable.

Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping.
As well as the double 3D-shaped seams, there is an additional diagonal 3D-shaped seam on every cell. This forms a striking zig-zag pattern. This seam doesn’t run in the direction of the spanwise force. This means the seam runs more cleanly and is more aerodynamically advantageous. This feature reduces creases on the leading edge.

Mini-Rib Vector Tape.
Mini-ribs increase the number of cells in the rear wing area and thus provide an aerodynamically more favourable trailing edge. In the MENTOR 6 there is an additional vector tape traversing through a hole in each mini-rib. This tape reduces the crease that is created when braking. In this way both the climb rate and handling are improved. Additionally, there is a brake gathering system on the trailing edge. This means that the MENTOR 6 has a clean, smooth trailing edge even when brake is applied.

Double-B splits.
Similar to the double-A splits in two-liners, the double-B splits allow for a better load distribution in the chord direction. This means more stability and fewer creases between the individual line areas.

New risers.
The MENTOR 6 risers are a redesign of the Speedbrake Riser. They ensure that the B-line area is also shortened when the C-line area is pulled during accelerated flight. The advantage is that the when using C-steering, there is no performance-limiting crease between the B-line and C-line areas, which is otherwise typical in three-liners. The MENTOR 6 is delivered with these new risers, so there is no need to additionally install the Speedbrake Risers. The new riser is practical and fits comfortably in your hand, whether you are ground handling or preparing to launch.

Ergonomic brake handles.
We have developed new brake handles, and the MENTOR 6 is the first wing to be fitted with them. They have an ergonomic shape and are comfortable to use.

Pilot target group
The MENTOR 6 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 6 does require a level of skill. Although certified as EN B, the MENTOR 6 is not suitable for beginners and occasional pilots. But any pilot with the ambition to advance their sound flying knowledge to another level will find a perfect partner in the MENTOR 6. Particularly experienced cross-country pilots who like to fly at top speed for long flights will love the enhanced performance of this glider.

Mini-Rib Vector TapeA vector tape near the trailing edge has various advantages. Firstly, this tape reduces the crease in the upper surface that is created when braking. Secondly, the wing is more compact, i.e. the wing deforms less during glides in moving air. To maximise both these advantages, it was necessary to locate this vector tape very far back in the area of the mini-ribs.

Under pressure. 

NOVA Air Scoop is an optimised air intake, which increases 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.

Zig-Zag 3D-ShapingZig-Zag 3D-Shaping is the next step to an even smoother wing nose. As well as Double 3D-Shaping, two parallel seams which stretch the entire length of the upper surface span, each cell located at the nose has a further diagonal 3D-Shaping seam. This forms a striking zig-zag pattern. This means the seam runs more cleanly and is more aerodynamically advantageous.

More compact.

The aspect ratio of a glider is not the only factor in passive safety, but still a very important one. A high aspect ratio favours cravats after asymmetric collapses, generally shortens brake travel and normally makes wings more difficult to fly. Nova’s analytical tools permit us to build performance wings even with a low or moderate aspect ratio.

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.

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.

Technical data

Dimension XXS Light XS S M L
Number of cells 59
Projected span m 8,5 8,9 9,4 9,8 10,2
Projected area 18,2 20,2 22,2 24,2 26,2
Projected aspect ratio 3,9
Flat span m 10,8 11,4 11,9 12,4 13,0
Flat area 21,5 23,8 26,2 28,5 30,9
Flat aspect ratio 5,43
Line diameter mm 0,7 / 0,8 / 1,0 / 1,2 / 1,3
Line length m 6,4 6,7 7,1 7,4 7,7
Total line length m 235 248 260 271 282
Max. chord m 2,46 2,59 2,71 2,83 2,95
Min. chord m 0,44 0,47 0,49 0,51 0,53
Weight kg 3,45 4,8 5,05 5,3 5,55
Recommended take off weight kg 60-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-130
Certification (EN/LTF) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B)
Leading edge: Dominico 30D, 41 g/m2
Top surface: Dominico 20DPS, 33 g/m2
Lower sail: Dominico 20DPS, 33 g/m2
Profile ribs (suspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Profile ribs (unsuspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Main lines: Liros PPSL 191 / U-8000 120
Gallery lines: Edelrid U-8000 / PPSLS 65
Brake lines: PPSLS 65
Risers: Kevlar 12mm

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 size S (110 litres), M (145 litres) and in L (165 litres).
 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.
 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.

 Manual.We have enclosed a very detailed manual which contains everything you need to know about your flying equipment. Please study it before flying your gear for the first time. 

Additional information

Weight 16 lbs
Size

L, M, S, XS, XXS

Color

Aqua, Blue, Green, Red

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