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Niviuk Artik 3 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Niviuk Artik 3.

Niviuk Artik 3 Paraglider
A great shot of the Artik 3 paraglider canopy. And you have to wonder about the slope-soaring possibilities of that pyramid-like natural formation in the background...
(Source: para2000.org)

Year of Manufacture 2012 for most sizes, otherwise late 2011?
Certification EN C
Size 27





Price

Note: These international prices for the Niviuk Artik 3 paraglider are only a guide. They are March 2012 currency conversions from the 2012 price in Euros.
Euros 3650 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4800 USD
British Pounds 3100 GBP
Australian Dollars 4500 AUD
South African Rand 36500 ZAR
Indian Rupees 242000 INR
South Korean Won 5380000 KRW


Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.5 m² (285 ft²)
wing area (projected) 22.5 m² (242 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.5 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.8 m (32 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.9
aspect ratio (projected) 4.3
min sink 1.1 m/s (217 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 9.8:1
speed min 25 kph (16 mph, 14 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 55 kph (34 mph, 30 knts)


Some EN Test Results

take-off - rising behaviour smooth, easy and constant rising
take-off - special technique? no
landing - special technique? no
speed range > 10 kph using controls yes
roll stability and damping - oscillations reducing
gentle spirals - return to straight flight spontaneous exit
steep banks - sink rate after 2 turns more than 14 m/s
symmetric front collapse - entry rocking back less than 45 degrees
symmetric front collapse - recovery Spontaneous in less than 3 sec
full stall - dive forward angle 30° to 60°
full stall - collapse? no
full stall - rocking back less than 45°
asymmetric collapse 50% - attitude max dive or roll 0 to 15°
asymmetric collapse 50% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 50% - total course change less than 360°
asymmetric collapse 75% - attitude max dive or roll 45 to 60°
asymmetric collapse 75% - re-inflation spontaneous
asymmetric collapse 75% - total course change less than 360°
maintained collapse - able to maintain course yes
maintained collapse - 180° turn away yes, under 10 seconds
tends to spin at low speed? no
after release from developed spin stops spinning in less than 90°
B-line stall, before release - course change more than 45°
B-line stall, before release - behavior remains stable without straight span
B-line stall, after release - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
B-line stall, after release - dive angle 0 to 30°
big ears - entry procedure standard technique
big ears - behavior stable flight
big ears - recovery spontaneous in less than 3 sec.
big ears - dive forward on exit 0 to 30°
steep spiral - exit behavior spontaneous exit
steep spiral - recovery turn angle less than 720°, spontaneous recovery
All the above were recorded when this Niviuk paraglider was flown at max weight.


Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Niviuk Artik 3. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower
Sky
Cherry
Nimbus
Sangria


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