Niviuk Artik 3 (PAST MODEL)

£3,250.00

Product code: NIVUK-ARTIK3

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The Artik 3 presents the very latest technology and design in the Sport Class. It combines Niviuk design expertise with the new trends in performance and safety, ensuring optimal interconnection between the pilot, the wing and the outside environment.

Niviuk Artik 3

New terminology to describe the perfect combination of technology, performance, safety and pleasure in the EN C class has been introduced to the free flight thesaurus and that is ARTIK 3. Applying the Niviuk philosophy "give importance to small details" has ensured a wing with superior performance, a wing ahead of the rest the Artik 3 the EN C wing of the future.

An icon in the EN C category

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.

Intuition and efficiency

With progressive, predictable and efficient handling the Artik 3 effectively reads the air mass, seeking out and coring thermals with efficiency and ease.

Performance and safety

The Artik 3 remains agile, light and predictable in all conditions of flight and behaves impeccably during turbulence. The Artik 3, high speed with superior glide the future of the Sport Class is here.

The purest form of expression

The Artik 3 expresses the Niviuk philosophy "the importance of small details" in its purest form. A wing which allows pilots the opportunity to experience and enjoy effective, precise and predictable handling. A higher level of performance combined with ultimate efficiency and high security will ensure the Artik 3 re-defines the future of the Sports class. Never before has the connection between the pilot and wing been so close.

The Artik 3 presents the very latest technology and design in the Sport Class. It combines the Niviuk design expertise with the new trends in performance and safety, ensuring optimal interconnection between the pilot, the wing and the outside environment.

Close to nature

The laws of pure aerodynamic physics cannot be re written but they can be understood and effectively integrated into the design programme when developing new wings.

The Artik 3 is the perfect example of applied aerodynamic physics producing an impressive and innovative profile close to nature’s creation. In addition the proven 3 line plan as used in the Niviuk serial gliders has been applied to the Artik 3 reducing the lines by 11% improving performance and security.

Experience the seductive power of the Artik 3

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 .

Colours


Sky


Cherry


Sangria


Nimbus

Technical data

Artik 3

21 23 25 27 29
cells number
62 62 62 62 62

closed
8 8 8 8 8

box
21 21 21 21 21
 
flat area m2 21 23 24.5 26.5 29

span m 11.13 11.65 12.02 12.5 13.08

aspect ratio
5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
 
projected area m2 17.82 19.51 20.78 22.48 24.6

span m 8.76 9.17 9.46 9.84 10.29

aspect ratio
4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
 
flattening
% 15 15 15 15 15
 
cord maximum m 2.37 2.48 2.56 2.66 2.79

minimum m 0.52 0.54 0.56 0.58 0.61

average m 1.88 1.97 2.03 2.12 2.21
 
lines total meters m 243 254 263 274 287

height m 6.68 6.99 7.21 7.5 7.85

number
134 134 134 134 134

main
3/4/2 3/4/2 3/4/2 3/4/2 3/4/2
 
risers numbers 3 A/B/C A/B/C A/B/C A/B/C A/B/C

trims
- - - - -
m/m accelerator m/m 180 180 180 180 180
 
total weight minimum kg 50 60 75 90 105
in flight maximum kg 70 80 95 110 130
 
glider weight
kg 5.2 5,4 5,7 5,9 6,3
 
certification
EN C C C C C


Artik 3 Racing Kit (optional extra)

The lines used as standard on the Artik 3 comprise of a combination of sheathed and unsheathed. The lower main lines are sheathed whilst the central and upper cascades are unsheathed. In order to further optimise the performance of the Artik 3, Niviuk have also introduced a "Artik 3 Racing Kit" which is essentially an unsheathed line replacement set for the 28 main sheathed lines. If you purchase the Artik 3 Racing Kit at the same time as you purchase your Artik 3 from us then we will give you a special package price for this; add them both to your shopping basket to get the package price.

Niviuk Artik 3 reviews & pilot's opinions...

Pat Dower - UK: "I had a ball flying the Artik 3 for the Cross Country Magazine review. It's the best EN C I have ever flown. Full stop."

William - Belgium: "I had the chance of a test fly in Saint Hilaire. What a wing. Performance of an EN D with a great passive safety. Can´t wait to get my own. Congratulations Niviuk for such an incredible wing!"

Jean Mendiboure - France: "I already have my Artik 3. Extraordinary, very easy wing, beautiful and powerful. Bruno"

Duvernois - France: "Je viens de faire cet après midi 2 vols avec cette ARTIK 3. Je suis « snobé » par sa facilité, sa finesse, son plané étonnant ! … Je vais me régaler avec ce planeur. Félicitations aux concepteurs de NIVIUK, je pense que c’est une belle réussite."

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN C
LTF Certification LTF C
Model Status Past model

Niviuk Artik 3 (PAST MODEL) Reviews

A very sorted wing, easy to fly for it's class, high trim speed and excellent performance. on 19/04/2012
  • Star Rating
On launch the Artik 3 doesn't come up as quickly as some of the other current EN-C class 3-liners, which makes it easier to manage - especially in stronger winds. In the air handling is direct and responsive, with moderate brake pressure and travel. The Artik 3 is easy to turn flat and efficient if you want to, then just as easy to crank up on demand.

The trim speed of the Artik 3 seems to match the Peak 2 (EN D), and the glide is not far off either... OK, we couldn't actually see any difference on the glides we did at trim speed; maybe at top speed you'll see the Peak 2 pull ahead? Having said this, the Artik 3 seemed to be very quick accelerated - quite possibly the fastest EN C wing I've flown to date, even though I couldn't quite get the speed system pulleys together - and with an excellent glide.

In terms of how demanding it is to fly, the Artik 3 seems to be placed in the middle of the C class, meaning that it's suited to the majority of pilots aiming to step up from their first or second wings. It requires some finesse when doing wing-overs, as it is very good for these (!) and builds up energy and high bank readily.

The Artik 3 is a very sorted wing, easy to fly for it's class, with a high trim speed and excellent performance. It is not performance at the expense of good handling - it's an absolute pleasure to fly.

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