Nova – Mentor 4


The MENTOR 4 is the next milestone in the XC intermediate class.

The Mentor 4 from Nova provides revolutionary performance with refined handling in thermals, balanced roll damping and even better climb characteristics. And thanks to its compact sail, the wing has gained efficiency and speed.

The MENTOR 1, 2 and 3 were outstanding in the class. The Mentor 4 is the continuation of Mova’s mission to make the Mentor 4 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.

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. Nova’s 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.

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 very impressive performance, an experienced pilot will find the Mentor 4 has 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.


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Technical data

Number of cells 55 55 55 55 55
Projected span m 8,53 8,97 9,40 9,8 10,19
Projected area 18,36 20,33 22,30 24,26 26,21
Projected aspect ratio 3,95
Flat span m 10,80 11,36 11,89 12,41 12,90
Flat area 21,48 23,78 26,09 28,39 30,68
Flat aspect ratio 5,43
Line diameter mm 0,6 / 0,7 / 0,8 / 1,0/1,3
Line length m 6,24 6,56 6,87 7,17 7,45
Total line length m 215 226 237 248 258
Max. chord m 2,48 2,59 2,71 2,83 2,94
Min. chord m 0,60 0,63 0,66 0,69 0,72
Weight kg 4,7 5,0 5,3 5,6 5,9
Recommended take off weight kg 60-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-130
Certification (EN/LTF) tbd B B B B