Nova Phantom

£5,895.00

The Nova Phantom offers the safety of a basic intermediate with the performance of a top-end wing. This has been made possible through probably the most complex construction ever used in a serial-production wing.

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The idea: NOVA asked what a low-end EN B would look like if it was constructed without being restricted by technical complexity. The result is the Nova Phantom!

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Experience progress. The Nova Phantom is a new, completely revolutionary paraglider – with a similar aspect-ratio to the ION and with 99 cells, it combines the safety of the ION series with high-level performance. Exceptional directional stability as well as unique precision and simplicity underpin the excellent handling.

Maximum complexity. With 99 cells, 804 needle-eye ribs and 3200 slots in the profiles and diagonal ribs to reduce weight, the PHANTOM could be the most complex and technically elaborate wing ever made.  With more than 3000 individual components, it sets a new benchmark in paraglider construction.

Pleasure without compromise. The Nova Phantom is mainly constructed using 27 gram sail cloth. Combined with the weight-optimised inner construction, the size S wing weighs less than 5 kg. Little weight and low aspect ratio result in maximum safety. Never before has so much performance been so easy to fly.

Technical data

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Number of cells99999999
Projected span8,799,219,6210,01
Projected area20,2522,2524,2526,24
Projected aspect ratio3,823,823,823,82
Flat span11,0511,5812,0912,58
Flat area23,5225,8428,1630,46
Flat aspect ratio5,195,195,195,19
Line length6,496,807,107,38
Total line length250261273285
Max. chord2,682,812,933,04
Min. chord0,380,400,420,44
Weight4,855,255,5
Recommended take off weight60-9080-10090-110100-130
Certification (EN/LTF)(B)(B)BB

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Are wings with many cells difficult to fly?
No, this is a misguided belief. A higher number of cells increases glider weight, but by using lightweight materials and structurally analysed and optimised slots, we could compensate for this additional weight.

But performance wings with many cells are more challenging to fly than EN A gliders with few cells?
Correct, but this is due to the higher aspect ratio, rather than the increased number of cells. There is no direct correlation between the number of cells and how demanding a wing is to fly.

How does a large number of cells increase performance?
The more cells, the smoother the wing – which means less drag. A large number of cells also provides ultimate stability. This helps maintain performance even in turbulent air.

Didn’t NOVA produce a wing called the PHANTOM in the past?
Correct, in 1991. The similarity with the original PHANTOM is the increase in performance which was then, and now, impressive.

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