Nova Sector Paraglider SECTOR – For Your Perfect Day
Thermal flying – balanced and uncomplicated.
Immediately after take off the pilot will feel a solid wing with a high comfort factor. And this happy feeling continues when initiating a turn. Short brake travel with very moderate pressure results in direct and precise responses to brake inputs. Whether the thermals are large and weak or small and strong, the SECTOR will climb in anything. It will master all turns and angles of bank. Its main strengths are balance and simplicity.
In terms of the technical data, the SECTOR is nearly exactly positioned between the MENTOR 5 and the TRITON 2.
The same applies to the pilot target group. Any pilot who has a handle on their MENTOR and wishes to have more performance and that “EN C feeling” in handling will love the SECTOR. In comparison to the TRITON 2, clearly the SECTOR requires less active flying – but this does not change the fact that this is a sports class wing.
For queries about the suitability of the wing for you, your NOVA dealer will be happy to assist.
Little weight – compact packing volume
Further design details
Further design details
- Low aspect ratio – high level of really usable performance
- Short brake travel – moderate brake pressure
- Balanced thermalling characteristics with exceptionally good climb rate
- Stable on bar – flat polar
- Lightweight construction – small packing volume, little weight, improved take off characteristics
- First place in national XC Championships 2018 in the sport class in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Less stretch – more safety. The aspect ratio of a paraglider is not the only factor in the passive safety of a wing, but it is a very significant one. That’s why Nova paragliders are only stretched as necessary. As much as necessary, as little as possible, is Nova constructive credo.
Flat profile nose. Anyone who tries to fold a piece of paper around a ball will notice that there are always creases. The nose profile of a paraglider is the same – the sail cloth has to adjust to both the profile and ballooning effect (cells are round, not straight). Double 3D Shaping uses additional seams to reduce creasing and therefore increases the performance of the wing.
Higher profile fidelity, less weight. For diagonal tape, ribs are manufactured from various strips, which are directionally cut in accordance with their Ripstop threads. The manufacturing process involved more effort and precision, but they ensure a cleaner profile, which means more performance.
Comfort on the ground. All NOVA paragliders are made to be easy to use. For packing, you can use a concertina bag, but it is not essential. Nova extensive experience with rods has taught them that the packing method has little influence on the durability of the wing. Bent rods quickly spring back into their original shape.
Better handling- greater performance. On a paraglider, pilots are accustomed to seeing a trailing edge that is as straight as possible. However, during Nova glider tests they discovered that on some models more brake pressure is required; the handling is worse; the aerodynamic thus the performance is negatively influenced because morel line meters means more drag.
The Low Drag Brake foregoes the perfect look in favour of handling and performance.
Less is more. Nova’s idea of a three-liner with a reduced amount of line length allows them to construct wings with very good performance and a high degree of passive safety. The way Nova has conceptualised the lines has made it possible to manufacture wings which are collapse resistant; but when they do collapse, the collapsed area is generally less extensive. This significantly improves the wing’s extreme flight behaviour.
Light and durable. Paragliders in the Weight-optimised category are lighter than conventional paragliders – but offer the same mechanical stability and durability. These wings are lighter to carry, easier to launch and are therefore suitable for hike & fly. Weight-optimised is aimed at pilots who appreciate lightweight without compromising on durability.