Niviuk Artik Paraglider

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

Canopy of the Niviuk Artik paraglider.
A ridge-soaring Niviuk Artik paraglider.

Year of Manufacture 2006
Certification DHV 2
Size M

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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being December 2006 currency conversions from the 2006 price in Euros.
Euros 3300 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4330 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2210 GBP
Australian Dollars 5530 AUD
South African Rand 30500 ZAR
South Korean Won 4030000 KRW
Indian Rupees 193000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.3 kg (13.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.4 m² (295 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.7 m² (255 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.4 m (41 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.8 m (35 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.6
aspect ratio (projected) 4.3
min sink 1.1 m/s (216 fpm, 4.0 kph, 2.1 knts)
best glide ratio 8.6
speed min 24 kph (15 mph, 13 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 52 kph (32 mph, 28 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour overshoots, symmetric action on the controls necessary
take off handling average
roll damping high
control travel high
agility high
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
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 upper and lower surfaces of the Niviuk Artik canopy. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea.
name upper lower


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