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NOVA Codex L
Type designationNOVA Codex L
Type test reference noDHV GS-01-2931-24
Holder of certificationNOVA Vertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
ManufacturerNOVA Vertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
ClassificationD
Winch towingYes
Number of seats min / max1 / 1
AcceleratorYes
TrimmersNo
NOVA Codex L
 Behaviour at min weight in flight (100kg)Behaviour at max weight in flight (130kg)
Test pilots
Harald Buntz
Harald Buntz
Mario Eder
Mario Eder
 No releaseNo release
Inflation/take-offCC
Rising behaviourOvershoots, shall be slowed down to avoid a front collapseOvershoots, shall be slowed down to avoid a front collapse
Special take off technique requiredNoNo
 
LandingAA
Special landing technique requiredNoNo
 
Speeds in straight flightBB
Trim speed more than 30 km/hYesYes
Speed range using the controls larger than 10 km/hYesYes
Minimum speed25 km/h to 30 km/h25 km/h to 30 km/h
 
Control movementCC
Symmetric control pressureIncreasingIncreasing
Symmetric control travel45 cm to 60 cm50 cm to 65 cm
 
Pitch stability exiting accelerated flightAA
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward less than 30°Dive forward less than 30°
Collapse occursNoNo
 
Pitch stability operating controls during accelerated flightAA
Collapse occursNoNo
 
Roll stability and dampingAA
OscillationsReducingReducing
 
Stability in gentle spiralsAA
Tendency to return to straight flightSpontaneous exitSpontaneous exit
 
Behaviour exiting a fully developed spiral diveCB
Initial response of glider (first 180°) en : keine unmittelbare Reaktionen : keine unmittelbare Reaktion
Tendency to return to straight flightSpontaneous exit (g force decreasing, rate of turn decreasing)Spontaneous exit (g force decreasing, rate of turn decreasing)
Turn angle to recover normal flighten : 1080° bis 1440°, selbstständige Rückkehr in den NormalflugLess than 720°, spontaneous recovery
 
Symmetric front collapse DD
EntryRocking back less than 45°Rocking back less than 45°
RecoverySpontaneous in less than 3 sSpontaneous in less than 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 0° to 30°Dive forward 0° to 30°
Change of courseKeeping courseKeeping course
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Unaccelerated collapse (at least 50 % chord)DD
EntryRocking back less than 45°Rocking back less than 45°
RecoverySpontaneous in less than 3 sSpontaneous in less than 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 0° to 30°Dive forward 30° to 60°
Change of courseKeeping courseEntering a turn of less than 90°
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Accelerated collapse (at least 50 % chord)DD
EntryRocking back less than 45°Rocking back less than 45°
RecoverySpontaneous in less than 3 sSpontaneous in less than 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 30° to 60°Dive forward 30° to 60°
Change of courseEntering a turn of less than 90°Entering a turn of 90° to 180°
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Exiting deep stall (parachutal stall)BB
Deep stall achievedYesYes
RecoverySpontaneous in less than 3 sSpontaneous in less than 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 30° to 60°Dive forward 30° to 60°
Change of courseChanging course less than 45°Changing course less than 45°
Cascade occursNoNo
 
High angle of attack recoveryAA
RecoverySpontaneous in less than 3 sSpontaneous in less than 3 s
Cascade occursNoNo
 
Recovery from a developed full stallBB
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 30° to 60°Dive forward 30° to 60°
CollapseNo collapseNo collapse
Cascade occurs (other than collapses)NoNo
Rocking backLess than 45°Less than 45°
Line tensionMost lines tightMost lines tight
 
Small asymmetric collapseDD
Change of course until re-inflationLess than 90°Less than 90°
Maximum dive forward or roll angleDive or roll angle 0° to 15°Dive or roll angle 0° to 15°
Re-inflation behaviourSpontaneous re-inflationSpontaneous re-inflation
Total change of courseLess than 360°Less than 360°
Collapse on the opposite side occursNo (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)No (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)
Twist occursNoNo
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Large asymmetric collapseDD
Change of course until re-inflation90° to 180°90° to 180°
Maximum dive forward or roll angleDive or roll angle 15° to 45°Dive or roll angle 15° to 45°
Re-inflation behaviourSpontaneous re-inflationSpontaneous re-inflation
Total change of courseLess than 360°Less than 360°
Collapse on the opposite side occursNo (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)No (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)
Twist occursNoNo
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Small asymmetric collapse acceleratedDD
Change of course until re-inflationLess than 90°Less than 90°
Maximum dive forward or roll angleDive or roll angle 0° to 15°Dive or roll angle 0° to 15°
Re-inflation behaviourSpontaneous re-inflationSpontaneous re-inflation
Total change of courseLess than 360°Less than 360°
Collapse on the opposite side occursNo (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)No (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)
Twist occursNoNo
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Large asymmetric collapse acceleratedDD
Change of course until re-inflation90° to 180°90° to 180°
Maximum dive forward or roll angleDive or roll angle 15° to 45°Dive or roll angle 15° to 45°
Re-inflation behaviourSpontaneous re-inflationSpontaneous re-inflation
Total change of courseLess than 360°Less than 360°
Collapse on the opposite side occursNo (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)No (or only a small number of collapsed cells with a spontaneous re inflation)
Twist occursNoNo
Cascade occursNoNo
Folding lines usedyesyes
 
Directional control with a maintained asymmetric collapseAC
Able to keep courseYesYes
180° turn away from the collapsed side possible in 10 sYesYes
Amount of control range between turn and stall or spinMore than 50 % of the symmetric control travel25 % to 50 % of the symmetric control travel
 
Trim speed spin tendencyAA
Spin occursNoNo
 
Low speed spin tendencyAA
Spin occursNoNo
 
Recovery from a developed spinAA
Spin rotation angle after releaseStops spinning in less than 90°Stops spinning in less than 90°
Cascade occursNoNo
 
B-line stall
Not carried out because the manoeuvre is excluded in the user's manual
 
Big earsBB
Entry procedureStandard techniqueStandard technique
Behaviour during big earsStable flightStable flight
RecoveryRecovery through pilot action in less than a further 3 sRecovery through pilot action in less than a further 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 0° to 30°Dive forward 0° to 30°
 
Big ears in accelerated flightBB
Entry procedureStandard techniqueStandard technique
Behaviour during big earsStable flightStable flight
RecoveryRecovery through pilot action in less than a further 3 sRecovery through pilot action in less than a further 3 s
Dive forward angle on exitDive forward 0° to 30°Dive forward 0° to 30°
Behaviour immediately after releasing the accelerator while maintaining big earsStable flightStable flight
 
Alternative means of directional controlAA
180° turn achievable in 20 sYesYes
Stall or spin occursNoNo
 
Any other flight procedure and/or configuration described in the user's manual
No other flight procedure or configuration described in the user's manual