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Nova Ion 4

High performance, light and a master at turning: the ION 4 has a better glide than the MENTOR 3. From 3.95 kg (XXS) it is feather light and thanks to its smart brakes, it offers impressive handling and climb performance. Discover the new milestone in the ION series!

Nova Ion 4

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£2,999.00

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Performance inside. The result of analytical improvements and technologies like the Smart Cells, the Air Scoop and the new PPSL 191 lines have assisted us to create a wing with groundbreaking performance data. The ION 4 performs better than the MENTOR 3 - to date the only EN/LTF certified B wing to have flown a 300km FAI triangle. But the demand on the pilot stays the same: an ION is an ION and it offers performance for all.

Smart Brakes. Our design team used the idea of Smart Cells to create Smart Brakes. The team designed a new geometry, so that the brakes run in line with the direction of force. A refined canopy shape and tapered wing tips underpin the design optimisation. The result: a brake configuration that pulls down the trailing edge symmetrically and with little effort. This means the wing is easier to turn, climbs more efficiently and is more fun to fly.

Smart Brakes. Our design team used the idea of Smart Cells to create Smart Brakes. The team designed a new geometry, so that the brakes run in line with the direction of force. A refined canopy shape and tapered wing tips underpin the design optimisation. The result: a brake configuration that pulls down the trailing edge symmetrically and with little effort. This means the wing is easier to turn, climbs more efficiently and is more fun to fly.

Requirements

»The ION 4 is suitable for a wide spectrum of pilots. It offers a high degree of passive safety and is suitable for use in schools, so long as your country sanctions the use of an EN B wing for training. On the other hand, the glider has impressive performance, which makes the ION 4 a wing for all occasions. It is suitable for gifted beginners as well as experienced pilots with cross-country ambitions. To the members of the development team it is of great importance that the demands on the pilots remain constant from one glider generation to the next. An ION is an ION.«

Mario Eder
Chief test pilot

Technical data

  XXS XS S M L
Number of cells 49
Projected span 8,02 8,44 8,82 9,22 9,62
Projected area 18,65 20,65 22,57 24,62 26,81
Projected aspect ratio 3,44
Flat span 10,65 11,21 11,72 12,24 12,78
Flat area 22,06 24,31 26,69 29,12 31,71
Flat aspect ratio 5,14
Line diameter 0,7 / 0,8 / 1,0 /1,2 / 1,3
Line length 6,24 6,57 6,87 7,17 7,49
Total line length 217 229 240 250 262
Max. chord 2,57 2,70 2,83 2,95 3,08
Min. chord 0,59 0,63 0,66 0,68 0,71
Weight 3,95 4,30 4,65 4,95 5,30
Recommended take off weight 55-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-130
Certification (EN/LTF) B B B B B
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