Niviuk NK1 Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Niviuk NK1.

The Niviuk NK1 paraglider in flight.
A nice shot of an NK1 floating overhead. From Niviuk, used with permission.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 1
Size Designation S

Unusually, the XS size is certified by CEN while all the other sizes have a DHV rating.

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Niviuk NK1 - Great First Wing! 
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Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 prices in Euros!
Euros 2600 EUR
U.S. Dollars 3300 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 1700 GBP
Australian Dollars 4400 AUD
South African Rand 25600 ZAR
South Korean Won 3120000 KRW
Indian Rupees 149300 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 69-90 kg (152-199 lbs)
wing weight 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs)
wing area (flat) 24.3 m² (261 ft²)
wing area (projected) 21.3 m² (229 ft²)
wing span (flat) 10.7 m (35 ft)
wing span (projected) 8.6 m (28 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 4.7
aspect ratio (projected) 3.5
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 7.7:1
speed min 21 kph (13 mph, 11 knts)
speed trim 37 kph (23 mph, 20 knts)
speed max 47 kph (29 mph, 25 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping high
control travel high
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit spontaneous
landing behavior easy
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
All the above were recorded when this Niviuk Gliders paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Niviuk NK1. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge.

red, with white and black tips

blue, with white and black tips

orange, with white and black tips

yellow, with white and black tips


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