Development and Progress.
The excellent performance, high degree of passive safety and the outstanding handling of the MENTOR series were the perfect prerequisites for the design of a paramotor wing. A soft-reflex profile, a trimmer system optimised for motorised flying and a flatter arc guarantee paramotor flying pleasure of the highest level.
Stay up longer.
The MENTOR series is synonymous with outstanding cross-country performance. The SPEEDMAX 2 profits from these characteristics: surprisingly little thrust is needed to keep the wing up. If the trimmers are released, the wing impresses with a high top speed whilst maintaining excellent directional stability.
Thanks to its good inflation characteristics, the SPEEDMAX 2 is easy to launch, even in nil-wind. In combination with the agile handling and the good flare attributes, this results in a wing that is very easy to manage. The combi-riser system with two attachment points proves our aspiration for comfort and simplicity.
A soft-reflex profile allows the pilot to adjust the profile setting of the wing. With the trimmers released, the reflexed trailing edge maintains the stability of the wing.
Closing the trimmers reduces the reflex in the trailing edge and the profile is equal to a standard paraglider. This brings advantages to the launch and extreme flight behaviour as well as the handling.
|Number of cells||-||55||55||55||55|
|Projected aspect ratio||-||4,01|
|Flat aspect ratio||-||5,43|
|Line diameter||mm||0,8 / 1,0/1,3/2,1|
|Total line length||m||228||239||250||260|
|Certified take off weight||kg||(70-120)||(80-135)||(90-150)||(100-170)|
|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:||Cousin 2.1|
|Gallery lines:||TSL 140 / DSL 70|
|Brake lines:||DSL 70|
|Risers:||Cousin Trestec Webbing PER/Aramid CSAR Black, 12 mm|
Every NOVA paraglider comes with a big package of extra services and guarantees. When you buy the wing you get more than just the product1.
During the initial flights the lines are subjected to real loads for the first time. This leads to stretching and shrinking - regardless of which line material is used. During NOVA Trim Tuning2 our software analyses how out of trim the glider has become and then calculates the required correction values. Trim Tuning aids safety and increases your flying fun.
After purchasing the wing and successfully registering it at myNOVA, you are provided with one year fully comprehensive insurance (60 euro excess3). You do the damage, we carry the cost. NOVA Protect means that you can concentrate on the important thing: the flying! If you break it, we fix it!
The NOVA Full Service is more than just a check. Just like the Trim Tuning, we analyse the line lengths and ensure that the wing is restored to the optimal profile alignment across the whole of the span. Additionally we give the wing a full health check. Our NOVA Full Service gives you confidence in your wing.
If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning, the date to the next check is extended from two years to three years. The two-year check becomes a three-year check. This allows you to have an extra year of carefree flying. Please note the maximum permitted flying hours in the manual.
As standard, NOVA provides a three year, rather than a two year, guarantee on its paragliders. If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning and a NOVA Full Service, then we will extend the guarantee for a further year to four years. You get a good feeling flying a NOVA wing.
If you register your wing at myNOVA, it is added to our Quality Assurance Database. In the database - accessed through myNOVA - you can download all the key data about your wing. The database will also assist the person servicing your glider by getting information about your glider at the click of a button. Your glider will be more comprehensively checked.
1 The guarantee and service provision is limited, subject to conditions and not offered to the same extent in all countries. Detailed information is available in our guarantee conditions.
2 This service is included in the purchase price in selected countries. Please contact your dealer for more information.
3 This service covers damage incurred because of an accident while flying. Damage in other circumstances, personal injury, theft or other loss are excluded from this policy.
Scope of delivery
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.
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.
Customise your wing
The MENTOR is a conventional wing which has become a class of its own. MENTORs dominate the XC rankings and are famous for their exceptional performance and high passive safety. Many of the wing's characteristics are also applicable to motorised flying and therefore it was used as basis for the design of the SPEEDMAX.
A reflex profile increases the stability of the wing. In strong turbulence the wing can still collapse. Very pronounced reflex profiles generally exhibit dynamic reactions to collapses. Categorically stating that reflex profiles are safer is therefore incorrect.
The SPEEDMAX 2 is designed and certified for motorised flying. It is aimed at advanced, enthusiastic paramotor pilots. The ION and MENTOR are designed as performance paragliders which are excellent for free-flight and paramotoring.
The reflex profile of the SPEEDMAX 2 is not very pronounced, even with fully open trimmers. Pulling the brakes only marginally affects the stability. Therefore adding tip steering, with all the added complexity, is not necessary.
Performance data depends heavily on the drag created by the pilot and this is linked to various factors like their seating position and harness type. We at NOVA never determine absolute performance data, instead we make comparisons with reference gliders. For this reason we do not publish performance data.
Sail cloth, lines and all other components are subjected to rigorous testing before they are used in serial production. We not only test the sail cloth for durability (high porosity or reduced tear resistance through UV damage or wear) but also for mechanical robustness, for example stretching. For quality control purposes we regularly take samples during serial production.
During the initial flights the lines are first subjected to load. This load induces a small degree of stretching and shrinking. These are not associated with the line manufacturers or the quality of workmanship - in the factory all NOVA paragliders are trimmed and pre-stretched to within a very low tolerance. To adjust this stretching or shrinking, we recommend that the wing is taken for NTT (Nova Trim Tuning) after ten to twenty flights - after one year at the very latest. Generally, the line lengths remain constant after the first ten to twenty hours. To use make full use of the NTT, Nova encourages all pilots to have their wing checked after ten to twenty flying hours.
Dry, not packed too tightly and if possible in a space without wide temperature variations - these are the conditions that make our paragliders feel well. You should never store a wing when it is moist. You should also avoid excessive heat, like you would have, for example, in the car. Never remove dirt using chemical detergents and/or brushes.
The best person to contact is your authorised NOVA dealer. If there are no paragliding schools in your country, contact the NOVA importer. A list of our dealers and distribution network can be found here. If you have specific questions you are welcome to contact us directly.