Niviuk Takoo 2 (PAST MODEL)

£3,450.00

Product code: NIVUK-TAKOO2

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

TAKOO 2, Share your passion, allow others to realise a dream, double your emotion. The Takoo 2 is the wing of choice to share your experiences and pleasure of free flight with others. You decide the route; the Takoo 2 will do the rest.

Share

Words cannot describe the pleasure of flying so why try, simply share your dreams, share the moments on the Takoo 2.

Ease of flying

The improvements on the Takoo 2 are significant and piloting a tandem wing has never been so easy. With light controls and precise handling you have total control of the wing in every situation.

Specific

The Takoo 2 is the direct result of listening to tandem pilots from around the world. Their preferences and contributions have ensured the Takoo 2 is a wing specifically designed for the sharing pilot.

A true life adventure

We continue to offer a rich piloting experience to those who share our vision, always with the NIVIUK spirit. Share the unique adventure of flying with your passenger in a tandem flight. We know that fancy words or long lists of numbers don´t matter, that any argument we make regarding our wings will be secondary to your own experience and thoroughness. We hope that our high level of standards live up to your demands. The TAKOO 2 has been developed during 3 years on during which our aspirations to improve have been matched with reality.

Delight the senses, to heighten awareness

Since the release of the first Takoo, we have understood that the first requirement of tandem pilots is to have an easy wing, to ensure that the pilot would not have to make an extra effort on takeoff, that once airborne the pilot would feel good and in control of the flight, and that on landing the wing would stop where and when the pilot wanted. The qualities of the first Takoo were the ease of inflation, the performance in the air and the simplicity of landing. With the TAKOO 2 we have not lost those qualities but we have actually improved them to create an easier and more efficient glider. Thanks to the highly qualified R&D team, the Niviuk philosphy to provide continuous improvements and the contribution of many tandem Niviuk pilots, we are now able to bring together for the TAKOO 2 what we have learnt from other wings – from our school wings to the high-performance competition wings.

The reality comes from within

The size of the wing is the same – 42 and 39 meters – but inside there are changes: improvements designed to make your work easier and more enjoyable. More attachment points improve the loading and pressure of the wing. A slightly more pronounced arch gives the profile more stability in turbulence. We incorporated our SLE system (Structured Leading Edge) which results in having a very light leading edge, ease of inflation and minimal deformity during all possible incidents. The trailing edge is reinforced with the STE (Structured Trailing Edge) with a clean air flow and, more efficiency in turns, while maintaining an excellent sink rate with a superior turn speed. The handling has been improved and it’s now much softer.

The line plan has been carefully developed to minimise total line distance, now reduced to 210 lines units and 416 meters. The improved ELS (Ear Lock System) really simplifies and facilitates the application of big ears. These are the factors that make the TAKOO 2 the perfect tool if you want to take your passenger for a cross country flight. With an indestructible leading edge, a more efficient trailing edge, 22% less lines and the guaranteed Niviuk “glisse”, we can only recommend you a set of new batteries for your instruments and wish you a good flight.

SLE (Structured Leading Edge)

The SLE provides more rigidity and stability along the span of leading edge but also allows full flexibility along the both the vertical and horizontal axis of each open cell. The SLE ensures ease of movement on the ground and high security in the air during turbulence and whilst flying at speed. 

With the SLE system there is no longer a need to use large amounts of mylar material to achieve leading edge reinforcement. This reduction in material has reduced the weight of the leading edge and the result is precise handling on the ground and easier launches.

The SLE also helps to prevent deformation of the leading edge mylars and therefore with correct care will extend the life and efficiency of your glider. 

In addition to the SLE, we work on new geometry and layout of the internal reinforcement. This new internal re structuring offers better overall cohesion of the glider and incredible stability during turbulence.

STE (Structured Trailing Edge)

The Takoo 2 incorporates our new STE (Structured Trailing Edge). STE is based on the leading technology tried, tested and proven in our succesful high performance wings, like the Peak 2. It optimises the profile without deforming it. We can thus obtain less resistance and better performance.

With the STE, the circulation of the air is more fluid, maintaining a consistent airflow at the trailing edge, and obtaining a cleaner airflow at high speeds. When we reduce the speed of the wing, it is its entire surface which slowly starts to bend, not only its trailing edge, as happens with the wings that do not have STE. The pitch control is notably improved as well.

TAKOO 2 - Together, experience the true source of pure tandem flight and freedom.

Niviuk Takoo 2 > Pilot's opinion 

"Excellent your new Takoo 2. I always feel the glide and the speed. I can´t simply fly another tandem wings. I would say the best point is the handling, which has been greatly improved. For example I am doing the same maneuvers with the Takoo 2 42 than I used to do with the first Takoo 39. A real treat of a machine!" - Olivier Fritz, France 

"Le biplace Takoo 2 est une pure merveille !!! Apres des heures de vol dans des conditions calmes ou thermiques violentes, un seul avis, ce biplace est genial !!!!!!!!!" - Samuel Essertier, France 

"A quick note to thank Niviuk for this beautiful Takoo 2. What a pleasure to fly tandem with this wing. The ease of takeoff, the excellent mixture of maneuverability and performance. Superb. Thanks." - Sebastien Harre, Altitude Parapente

Niviuk Takoo 2 > Technical Data

Takoo 2

   

39

42

cells

number

 

52

52

 

closed

 

6

6

 

box

 

25

25

         

flat

area

m2

39

42

 

span

m

14,51

15,6

 

aspect ratio

5,4

5,4

         

projected

area

m2

33,3

35,84

 

span

m

11,44

11,87

 

aspect ratio

3,93

3,93

         

flattening

%

15

15

         

cord

maximum

m

3,4

3,52

 

minimum

m

0,7

0,72

 

average

m

2,68

2,69

         

lines

total meters

m

416

431

 

height

m

8,52

8,84

 

number

 

210

210

 

main

 

3/3/4/2

3/3/4/2

         

risers

numbers

4

A/B/C/D

A/B/C/D

 

trims

 

125

125

 

accelerator

NO

NO

 

ear lock system

YES

YES

         

total weight

minimum

kg

110

130

in flight

maximum

kg

190

220

         

glider weight

kg

8,6

8,8

         

certification

EN

C

B

 

Niviuk Takoo 2 > Colours

Mango, Pacific, Rubi.

Niviuk Takoo 2 > Downloads

Catalogue
Takoo2 English

Manual
Takoo2 English

EN Certification
Takoo2 39 opened Trimmer
Takoo2 39 closed Trimmer
Takoo2 42 opened Trimmer
Takoo2 42 closed Trimmer

LTF Certification
Takoo2 39 opened Trimmer
Takoo2 39 closed Trimmer
Takoo2 42 opened Trimmer
Takoo2 42 closed Trimmer

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B, EN C
Model Status Past model

Niviuk Takoo 2 (PAST MODEL) Reviews

Great thermalling tandem with moderate pressure on 19/04/2012
  • Star Rating
When looking for our latest tandem wing for Flybubble Paragliding, we tried a bunch of wings and chose the Takoo2 because it had the best handling.

It has a great climb rate and offers good responses within the thermaling turn which helps us to get out of the crowds. We can offer our tandem passengers the extra reward that comes from being at the top of the stack.

It also has reasonably long trimmers (relative to other tandems) which helps to accelerate the wing on windy days.

The cell openings flutter but this doesn't seem to damage performance. It's a bit tricky to keep pinned on launch in strong winds. Pullups are easily controlled.

I'm excited about trying some distance flying with this baby.

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