Mentor 5 (EN B, Intermediate)

$4,300.00
MENTOR 5 – Flying beyond boundaries
More performance, precise handling and a reassuring feeling in the air: the MENTOR 5 is the logical progression of the master of its class. Its high performance is more accessible and usable for progressing pilots. The MENTOR 5 exceeds boundaries.

The Benchmark
For many years the MENTOR has been setting the standard for XC-intermediate wings. It combines impressive performance with a high degree of passive safety and it encourages you to exceed your boundaries. Using strength analysis optimization and flow simulation, we have succeeded in elevating the MENTOR 5 to a new performance level.

Relaxed Sportiness
The MENTOR 5 shows a marked performance increase on its predecessor. A slightly reduced trim speed leads to reduced sink and comfortable brake pressure, while the top speed remains consistently high. The handling distinguishes itself with its agility and precision. This permits the wing to simply center in the thermal and take every climb.

Simply intuitive
Pilots should concentrate on what gives them pleasure: the flying. A clever mixture of materials has made the wing lighter, more manageable and more durable. At the most important points, the MENTOR 5 has been fitted with sheathed lines. As a consequence, the lines basically sort themselves.  Launching is simple. And in flight, the MENTOR 5 helps you to find the right line.

The MENTOR 5 is a paraglider with impressive performance which has - in the hands of an experienced pilot - a very manageable handling and extreme flight behavior. Flying the MENTOR 5 does require a degree of skill. Although certified as EN B, the MENTOR 5 is not suitable for beginners and occasional pilots.
"I flew a 240km flat triangle with an average speed of 30 km/h with the MENTOR 5.  Unbelievable! This is the best MENTOR ever. I love this wing!" ~ Rinaldo Vuerich, NOVA team pilot after test flights in Kenya

The NOVA Speedbrake Riser is the first three-liner riser which permits the glider to be accelerated as well as decelerated. It brings an end to pulling the C-lines, which killed performance.

We recommend the Speedbrake Riser for cross-country pilots. If you prefer relaxed recreational flying, hill soaring or frequent groundhandling we recommend the standard riser without the Speedbrake strap.

For an additional 60 euro (plus local rate VAT), we can offer the MENTOR 5 fitted with the Speedbrake Riser. This offer is only valid for new wing purchases which are not yet delivered to the customer.

MENTOR 5

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Number of cells 59 59 59 59  59
Projected span 8,43 8,87 9,29 9,70 10,09
Projected area 18,49 20,46 22,44 24,45 26,46
Projected aspect ratio 3,84 3,84 3,84 3,84 3,84
Flat span 10,86 11,42 11,96 12,48 12,99
Flat area 21,84 24,16 26,49 28,88 31,24
Flat aspect ratio 5,4 5,4 5,4 5,4 5,4
Line diameter 0,65/1/1,2
Line length 6,43 6,76 7,08 7,39 7,69
Total line length 233 245 257 268 279
Max. chord 2,48 2,61 2,73 2,85 2,97
Min. chord 0,45 0,47 0,49 0,51 0,53
Weight  3,35 4,8 5,05 5,3  5,55
Recommended take off weight 55-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-130
Certification (EN/LTF) B B B B B


Materials:

  • Leading edge: Dominico 30D, 41 g/m2
  • Top surface: Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2
  • Lower sail: Dominico 20D, 35 g/m2
  • Profile ribs (suspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2
  • Profile ribs (unsuspended): Porcher Skytex 40 Hard, 40g/m2
  • Main lines: Liros PPSL 191 / U-8000 120
  • Gallery lines: Edelrid U-8000 / PPSLS 65
  • Brake lines: PPSLS 65
  • Risers: Kevlar 12mm