2.5-liner | 66 cells | aspect ratio: 5.5 | weight: from 5.1 kg - size XS (EN/LTF B)

MENTOR 7 - The XC machine

The outstanding features of the MENTOR 7 are its high level of comfort when cross-country flying and its exceptional glide performance even in turbulent air. The hybrid 2.5-liner is a genuine XC machine that sets new standards in the EN B class.

Efficient en route. The 2.5-liner design of the MENTOR 7 combines performance and comfort in a unique way. Philipp Medicus, Head of R&D at NOVA explains: “The difference in design between the MENTOR 6 and 7 is greater than between the 2 and the 6. Through this innovative approach the performance has drastically increased, without raising the demands on the pilot. The result is a cross-country paraglider that allows you to go big distances safely and efficiently."

Designed for XC. The MENTOR 7 was built for cross-country flying. Fully accelerated, it cuts solidly through turbulent air masses, and the C-riser-controlcan be used to efficiently mitigate turbulence. The safe and calm feeling when flying allows the pilot to stay focused and concentrate on tactical decisions - even on long flights. Despite its high stability, if the MENTOR 7 has a collapse, the reaction is manageable even at top speed. All NOVA test pilots confirm that this wing, with its moderate aspect ratio of 5.5, is very pleasant to fly and additionally has even more top speed than the MENTOR 6. The ideal prerequisites for new XC records.

Pitch control like a 2-liner. For optimal ergonomics, the risers of the MENTOR 7 are equipped with height adjustable C-handles (HAC-Handles). The C-handles allow pitch control during accelerated flight, which was previously reserved for two-liners like our XENON. This means it is easy to compensate for turbulence and flying XC is far more efficient. Those with no previous experience of C-riser-control can take a relaxed approach to learning this new flight technology with the MENTOR 7 and gain a real performance advantage for themselves. Please note: how this C-riser-control works is explained in the FAQ below.

Elaborate design. In addition to the 2.5-liner concept, the MENTOR 7 is characterised by a complex inner life, 66 cells and additional rods in the rear are of the wing. These design features play a vital role in the outstanding performance of the paraglider. We have cast aside our Easy Packing concept in favour of the clear performance advantage. To protect the rods, the MENTOR 7 should be packed using a Pack Roll, or wrapped around the harness, in a cell pack sack such as our Concertina Bag Light.

The risers in practice. The most prominent feature on the MENTOR 7’s new Speedbrake Riser 2.0 are the HAC-Handles. Another striking feature is the "Baby-B" line, which acts as a moveable pulley on the B3 line. This means the riser is a little more complex, but it is still clearly laid out and easy to handle even when launching. Good to know when ground handling: you can kill the MENTOR 7 very efficiently using the C-lines. As there is no C3 line, what does not work so well are asymmetric corrections via the C-lines. For lateral directional corrections we therefore recommend using the brake. Please note: for more clarity during pre-flight preparation, a magnet holds the A and Baby-B risers together. For optimum launch behaviour, we recommend releasing the magnet and only holding the A-riser.

Pilot target group

The MENTOR 7 (EN/LTF B) is a state-of-the-art "teacher" in the tradition of the MENTOR series (performance, smooth in flight, safety). It does not tend to overshoot during inflation and impresses with an extreme flight behaviour that is manageable for its class. The hybrid 2.5-liner is suitable for cross-country pilots who are experienced in handling EN B gliders, or who want to get the maximum out of a flight using the speed-bar and HAC handles. Anyone wishing to familiarise themselves with pitch control similar to the flying feeling of a two-liner, this is the wing to fly. It is important to understand that the hybrid construction partly influences ground handling and means, for example, that the use of the B3 stall is more efficient than classic big ears.

New features

Hybrid design as a 2.5-liner. On the outer wing the MENTOR 7 Light is a two-liner, in the center a three-liner. This means this “2.5-liner” does not have a C3 line. The smart redistribution of the attachment points and a profile optimised for accelerated flying make the MENTOR 7 Light a comfortable and potentially record-breaking fast cross-country glider. At the same time, the safety and smoothness in flight remains typical of the MENTOR and accordingly the certification also resulted in EN B certification.

Speedbrake Riser 2.0 incl. HAC Handles. The MENTOR 7 Light has HAC handles (Height Adjustable C-Handles) on the newly revised riser. With these, pitch movements in accelerated flight can be compensated for in the best possible way. This means that on cross-country flights you to get from A to B even more efficiently - i.e. faster and with less sink. In addition, the C-riser-control is very comfortable and requires little effort.

Aerodynamics optimised for speed. The design of the MENTOR 7 Light focused on speed. The profile ensures a high degree of pitch stability even at low angles of attack. In numerous simulations, the ballooning as well as the stress distribution was refined to minimise the deformation of the glider when accelerated. The cell openings are designed so that the internal pressure remains ideal even in accelerated flight. The result is excellent glide performance with an exceptional level of stability.


Ferdi Vogel wins the Zillertal Battle 2022

NOVA test and team pilot Ferdinand Vogel won the Zillertal Battle 2022 with the MENTOR 7 Light. In this event, only wings with EN/LTF A or B certification are permitted. Top pilots compete under the current gliders, with differences in performance becoming particularly obvious.

Ferdi says about the wing: "I had a clear advantage when gliding fast in rough air. The outstanding performance of the MENTOR 7 Light allowed me to win both tasks. This glider will set new XC records."

See here for full results.


    XXS* XS S M L*


投影翼展 m   9,10 9,54 9,96  
投影面积   19,80 21,77 23,72  
投影展弦比     4,18
平铺翼展 m   11,34 11,89 12,41  
平铺面积   23,36 25,69 27,99  
平铺展弦比     5,50
伞绳直径 mm   0,4 / 0,5 / 0,7 / 0,8 / 0,9 / 0,95 / 1,2
高度 m   6,81 7,14 7,45  
最大弦长 m   2,60 2,72 2,84  
重量 kg   5,1 5,3 5,6  
认证全重范围 kg   70-95 80-105 90-115  
建议起飞全重 kg   80-90 90-100 100-110  
Certification (EN/LTF)     B B B  


*Sizes XXS and L are available for the MENTOR 7 Light.




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所谓的HAC手柄 (高度可调节的C组手柄) 位于C组组带上,它让俯仰控制更有效率,这一点通常只在两组绳上得以实现。HAC手柄操作起来很轻松,即使长时间飞行,也不会导致疲劳。在加速飞行中,与松开加速棒相比,使用HAC手柄能够更快且更灵敏地增大攻角。此外,非对称的修正也是可行的,例如,用它来改变飞行方向。总之,C组转向巡航意味着飞得更快、更高效且更放松的可能性。在配平速度下,如果将HAC手柄拉下约20cm的话,就会导致失速,但飞行员可以通过手柄上的脉动反馈提前预知。在失速发生前,飞行性能会明显下降。因此,我们不建议长时间让MENTOR 7 Light减速至配平速度以下。

不要拉下A组最外侧的伞绳 (像拉“大耳朵”时那样) ,而是迅速且对称地将B3伞绳拉下约40-50cm,来实现B3失速。这时候,外侧伞会被折到后方。刹车手柄保持在手中,不用绕圈。这个动作非常稳定,不会出现塌陷部分的拍打情况。保持B3失速所需的力非常小。对称地松开B3伞绳即可恢复正常飞行,伞会立刻重新打开。如果使用“大耳朵”,我们建议至少将伞加速25%。顺便说一句……跟“大耳朵”一样,在B3失速过程中,伞的中间部分并不会变形,因此,伞会保持向前飞行。

不,MENTOR 7 (Light)秉承MENTOR系列的一贯理念,其定位始终是高阶EN B级别。MENTOR 7 (Light)运用了大量从XENON (EN/LTF D)打造过程中所获得的设计知识——但却始终有一个明确的目标,那就是这款伞对飞行员的要求不高于MENTOR 6。单是混合型2.5组绳设计本身并不会提高对飞行员的要求;应对塌陷的反应甚至更加温和。MENTOR 7 (Light)的展现比为5.5,在高阶EN B级别里是适中的,这有助于确保这款伞对飞行员的要求并不太高。请注意:我们建议查看说明书,了解更多关于两组绳伞的典型特征的信息 (C组转向巡航,地面控伞,消高技术)。

我们建议沿气室收叠MENTOR 7 (Light),然后将NOVA的叠伞卷筒放置于前缘的折痕处。叠伞卷筒的目的是减轻折痕,从而保护支撑结构。NOVA轻质长条袋能完美胜任这项工作,并有助于减小收叠体积。



MENTOR 7 (Light)的速度范围大,因而其加速行程也长。取决于伞的尺码,尤其是座袋的尺码,飞行员可能无法利用完整的加速行程,因为在到达全加速之前,布鲁梅尔钩就会被座袋的滑轮卡住。有几种优化的方法:一种是利用孔珠将加速系统进行改装,标配里包含有改装套件 (加速系统绳),相关指引可查看说明书。另一种方法,是用丁香结/单套结代替布鲁梅尔钩来联接座袋,或是用一根完整的绳来联接座袋与伞。然而,第二种方法只适用于叠伞时将伞和座袋保持连接的飞行员。如果您需要相关帮助,我们的NOVA经销商会非常高兴为您服务。您可以点击这里,查看我们世界各地的合作伙伴: www.nova.eu/en/try-buy


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