TAKOO, a multi use tandem... Developed for the dedicated and uncompromising professional as well as recreational tandem pilot who delights in making a passenger happy. Security, performance, precision, playfulness, and balance... the TAKOO is the best tool to take your passenger into a new dimension!
Model Status:Past model
EN Certification:EN B
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TAKOO, the tandem of our dreams… Taking off and discovering the passion together, taking the time to communicate and appreciate the unforgettable moments and sensations of free flight. Giving without taking, simply sharing…these are the joys of paragliding. All this is now accessible with our tandem TAKOO.
TAKOO, a multi use tandem… Developed for the dedicated and uncompromising professional as well as recreational tandem pilot who delights in making a passenger happy. Security, performance, precision, playfulness, and balance… the TAKOO is the best tool to take the passenger into a new dimension.
TAKOO, the best in design and quality … Designed by Olivier Nef using the most advanced software and perfected by highly talented pilots, the TAKOO is concentrated quality. The use of the best materials in combination with NIVIUK workmanship and finishing touches resulted in a faultless wing profile. Everything was done to create a tandem near to perfection. Undoubtedly the TAKOO is the ultimate tool in the tandem class.
TAKOO, a tandem that's a delight to fly … The TAKOO inflates smoothly and does not overshoot. Take-off is easy and precise. The TAKOO’s controls are predictable and a delight in thermals, the TAKOO turns precise and is easily placed into the thermal core. It will get pilot and passenger high in no time at all. Landing when you need to is Childs play requiring only a beautiful flare at the right time…the Takoo will respond perfectly to all your inputs and demands.
The NIVIUK TAKOO…When no other tandem will do!
Ears “Ear lock system”
The Ear Lock System Lock Unlock
“Ears” provide a way of descending moderately at -3 to -4 m/s by increasing the angle of attack and the wing load of the surface that is left open. The drawback is that the ground speed drops by 3 to 5 km/h, and piloting is limited since the pilot has to hold on to the ear lines manually. To regain horizontal speed and angle of attack, the pilot can accelerate while the ears are folded. In a single-seater paraglider, once the pilot has folded over the ears, he can only pilot his paraglider by using weight shift. In a two-seater, even if it’s possible to achieve minimum control with the help of the passenger, in most cases it proves insufficient when needed. NIVIUK Gliders have developed the EAR LOCK SYSTEM.
The Ear Lock System (ELS) is a standard equipment on the TAKOO. This brand-new ear control system provides a simple and effective solution for meeting the needs of two-seater pilots when performing quick-descents. ELS enables the pilot to lock and unlock the ears as desired. ELS gives full control to the pilot with the ears folded. ELS lets the pilot use the ears as long as necessary with no physical effort at all. ELS makes it conveniently for the pilot to use the trims. ELS allows different settings (big ears, small ears) ELS prevents the ears opening accidentally. ELS does NOT prevent to do the manoeuvre in the classic way. ELS can be uninstalled without affecting the rest of the equipment.
To use the Ear Lock System, take the ear line and pull it downward until the knot passes through the ELS (lock system); then move it a little bit horizontally forward so that the knot locks. To unlock it, pull the knot downward to free it, and accompany the ear line vertically as it goes upward. It is better to release the two ears separately.