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Niviuk Artik 3 (EN C)

Niviuk Artik 3 (EN C)

We are pleased to announce the release of the Artik 3. This glider is sure to be groundbreaking in the EN C class as was its predecessor, the Artik 2. An innovative profile developed using the very latest software and a new line plan using low resistance 3-line technology brings performance and passive safety never before seen on an EN C glider.

To achieve the ultimate combination of comfort and dynamic flight an extraordinary and innovative force is necessary. From that force arises the Artik 3, an intuitive wing, superior in its class, dynamic and safe. With a slightly longer aspect ratio of 5.9 and applying the Niviuk technology already established in our serial wings the (STE and SLE) reinforcements in the leading and trailing edge the Artik 3 is lighter with more agility in flight and with exceptional behaviour during turbulence the performance and security remains constant in all conditions .

Technical details on Artik 3

Sizes on Artik 3
21
23
25
27
29
Number of Cells
62
62
62
62
62
Number of Closed Cells
8
8
8
8
8
Number of Box Cells
21
21
21
21
21
Flat Area (m2)
21
23
24.5
26.5
29
Flat Span (m)
11.13
11.65
12.02
12.5
13.08
Flat Apsect Ratio
5.9
5.9
5.9
5.9
5.9
Projected Area (m2)
17.82
19.51
20.78
22.48
24.6
Projected Span (m)
8.76
9.17
9.46
9.84
10.29
Projected Aspect Ratio
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.3
flattening
15%
15%
15%
15%
15%
Max. Cord (m)
2.37
2.48
2.56
2.66
2.79
Minimum Cord (m)
0.52
0.54
0.56
0.58
0.61
Average Cord (m)
1.88
1.97
2.03
2.12
2.21
Total Line Length (m)
243
254
263
274
287
Line Height (m)
6.68
6.99
7.21
7.5
7.85
Number of Lines
134
134
134
134
134
Main Lines
3/4/2
3/4/2
3/4/2
3/4/2
3/4/2
Number of Risers (3)
A/B/C
A/B/C
A/B/C
A/B/C
A/B/C
Trimmers
no
no
no
no
no
Minimum Weight (kg)
50
60
75
90
105
Maximum Weight (kg)
70
80
95
110
130
Glider weight (kg)
5.2
5.4
5.7
5.9
6.3
Certification (EN / LTF)
C
C
C
C
C

- 3 liner Total amount of lines have been reduced from 224 pieces on the Artik 2 to only 134 pieces on the Artik 3! Total line length on the size 25 has been reduced from 298 meters to 263 meters on the Artik 3. This is a 11.7% reduction in total line length, and is among the lowest total line length in its class. The result of all this is less drag, which means a better glide ratio and more speed on bar…oh yeah, and less noise too.

Glider weight has been reduced by 0.6kg in each size. Part of this is due the significant amount of line reduction, but the weight of the leading edge has been reduced, so this glider is going to be so easy to inflate.

- Aspect Ratio has been increased from 5.8 to 5.9, which is right around other gliders in its class.

- New Graphics…are Niviuk’s horns cool or what?!?! They added another accent stripe to the horn on the Artik 3, which has been taken from the Icepeak 5 design.

  • 2012-05-28 09:29:25

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