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The MENTOR 6:
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.
At home in the B class and travelling the world – the MENTOR 6 Light in size S is a hefty 850 grams lighter than its big brother but offers the same ingenious new developments like Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping, the innovative Mini-Rib Vector Tape, Double-B Splits and new risers. Sometimes during hike & fly you might encounter turbulent conditions, so the MENTOR 6 Light is trimmed for extra comfort, as well as high performance. This makes it the perfect companion for anyone who would like to cover big distances – both on the ground and in the air – with as little baggage as possible.
No Compromises In Comfort
Apart from the gallery lines, all lines are sheathed and nearly sort themselves. Instead of, "Spaghetti-straps" Nova use new aerodynamically slim risers, whose design was based on the Speedbrake Riser. These ensure optimal C-steering and even at the launch lie comfortably in the hand. This means the MENTOR 6 Light is easy to inflate and the weight-optimised canopy climbs even more easily than the normal version.
What makes the MENTOR 6 Light so special is the increased accelerated glide, smooth trailing edge, new risers, durable but lightweight cloth, aerodynamically optimised 3D-shaped seams and intuitive handling with less brake pressure. Nova decided not to place any limitations on Nova ambition and have added many detailed solutions which are completely new to the EN B class. A sport intermediate for cross-country and fun flying, the MENTOR 6 Light will help you to reach your goals faster – especially when accelerated.
Often it is the small changes which have a big impact on the satisfaction as Nova have with a paraglider. On the MENTOR 6 Light Nova 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 is 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.
A Typical mentor
Which means that you can expect exactly what the name MENTOR traditionally promises from Nova's new glider: best performance in the EN B class. An experienced pilot will soon realise that the MENTOR 6 Light gives useful feedback about what is happening with the wing in flight and at the same time leaves enough room for manoeuvre to actively fly the glider‘s great potential. Nova's new ergonomic brake handles make this even more comfortable.
What Is New:
- Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping
- Mini-Rib Vector Tape
- Double-B splits
- Internal mini-rib seams
- New risers new brake handles
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 the brake is applied.
Similar to the double-A splits in two-liners, the double-B splits allow for better load distribution in the chord direction. This means more stability and fewer creases between the individual line areas.
Little Weight And Packing Volume
The MENTOR 6 Light mainly differentiates itself from the MENTOR 6 in terms of weight. Nova chose weight-optimised Skytex 27 cloth on the upper and lower surface. Nice to know: Nova offers the same guarantee for this cloth as Nova does for their regular sail cloths. Why? It is very important to us that you can enjoy your NOVA wing for a long time. Despite its lightweight design, Nova uses the most durable materials possible and on the wing nose, Nova has additionally used robust 30D cloth.
The MENTOR 6 Light 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 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 Light 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
Nova has designed new brake handles, which feature on the MENTOR 6 Light. They have an ergonomic shape and are comfortable to use.
The MENTOR 6 Light’s performance is easily accessible and is therefore suitable for local soaring as well as being perfect for ambitious FAI triangles, hike & fly and vol biv. In strong thermals, it convinces with its relaxed and comfortable flying characteristics and, for its class, a very high level of passive safety (flat aspect ratio: 5.43). Especially for pilots who like to climb mountains on foot, the combined low weight and small packing size makes the MENTOR 6 Light an all-rounder: light on the back and as enthusiastic about going XC as you are.
Standard Colours, Lime, Red, Blue
- Leading edge: Dominico 30D, 41 g/m2
- Top surface: Skytex 27 C2, 29 g/m2
- Lower surface: Skytex 27 C1, 27 g/m2
- Profile ribs: Porcher Skytex 32 Hard, 32 g/m2 (suspended)
- Profile ribs: Porcher Skytex 27 Hard, 27 g/m2 (unsuspended)
- Main lines: Liros PPSL 191 / U-8000 120
- Gallery lines: Edelrid U-8000 / PPSLS 65
- Brake lines:7850-240 / U-8000
- Risers: Kevlar 12mm