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Chilli Breeze electric

Had anyone built or converted a Chilli Breeze electric power?

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Stuart Marsden15/08/2017 21:31:37
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I have a Chilli Breeze, this was once a free plan. Mine is powered with an Irvine36 which is more than powerful. I would welcome comments and experiences please

Mark Kettle 116/08/2017 06:07:18
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Hi Stuart, I built one in 1994 with a  i.c SC32 in which had a Martin Forest silencer (remember them), it flew superb either way up, would fly extended knife edge up and down the flight line with turn-a-rounds done with elevator at the ends and then land at my feet. A Electric conversion or version sounds ideal, I'll be watching.

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Above a RCME / Modelflying picture link.

I use to call it my 'pure flying machine ' - you could put it into any part of the sky 'easily'

 

 

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Mark Kettle 116/08/2017 06:28:00
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Stuart I've found this on the YouTube site.

 

 

 
 
Published on 11 Feb 2012

Video from a Chili Breeze shot over two days flimed and made by   -'Mr Plane Builder' -

 

with a Emax 2820-07 with 10x5 APC 40A ESC and 4s Lipo set up.

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Tom Gaskin 116/08/2017 06:41:23
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Hi, I still have my electric Chilli Breeze, powered by an AXI 2820/10 on a 3 cell 4000 mAH lipo.

Power is sufficient smiley

I'll dig out photos a bit later.

Tom

Adrian Smith 116/08/2017 07:06:26
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How very interesting. I just happen to have a almost finished airframe of the aircraft's big brother the Chilli Wind on the workshop shelf. I built and covered it some years back, but never put a power plant in it. It was my last build from scratch effort and I was pretty pleased with it before ARTFs beckoned. Now electrifying that is an idea ............ smile

By the way I cut my aerobatic teeth on the Chilli Breeze a long time ago before it got re-kitted!

Nigel R16/08/2017 08:51:04
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I built one when the plan was printed. Powered by an Irvine 36 coincidentally. Great model. Would knife edge loop with that motor. My dad's built/flown a number of different size Chilli - currently its an electric Chilli Wind. Doing a 60 size version is a project on my bucket list smiley

Adrian Smith 116/08/2017 10:38:54
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Nigel, would it be possible to share the details of your Dad's power set up in his Chilli Wind? Most grateful.

Stuart Marsden16/08/2017 10:54:05
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Hi Tom

This is a great start, images would be good. Did you build up a wing or use foam wings? Best regards, Stuart

Stuart Marsden16/08/2017 10:54:47
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Hi Nigel

Many thanks I would also be interested in your Dads Power set for his larger model .

Nigel R16/08/2017 11:06:11
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Adrian, Stuart, sure I will find out some details next time I speak to him.

Tom Gaskin 116/08/2017 11:28:38
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A couple of pictures of mine - I built it specifically for electric, so incorporated the large battery hatch to make things easy.

chilli_breeze_2.jpgchilli_breeze_1.jpg

Adrian Smith 116/08/2017 12:08:05
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Nice one Tom. thumbs up I hope to post a couple of pics of my Chilli Wind airframe a bit later today.

Mark Kettle 116/08/2017 13:29:42
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Nice stuff.

Tom Gaskin 116/08/2017 14:07:42
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Hi Stuart,

Mine was built from the free plan (with built-up wings), with tweaks to suit its' electrification.

Tom

Adrian Smith 116/08/2017 15:10:16
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Here is my effort at the Chilli Wind, but I never got round to fitting her out. Still on the shelf in my workshop until I decide what to do with her.

fullsizeoutput_9f6.jpegI don't know if the Mike Delacole plan is still available. It was 1648 from Nexus Plans. Nice little plane at 57" for 40-50 size glows. I started off on the Chilli Breeze then flew a Chilli Wind that I made some years ago. Sadly I wrote that one off too. sad. I think I put an OS 40FP in it at the time.

Nigel R16/08/2017 15:35:09
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Nice work gents.

The shallow nose area works well with an electric install.

"until I decide what to do with her."

Fit a piped 46 or 52? smiley

Stuart Marsden16/08/2017 19:46:53
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I made this post wondering if anyone remembered the Chilli Breeze and find there is plenty of interest so thanks to all so far. I have put my undercarriage as Tom's image and wonder for c of g if your battery is in the hatch over the wing or further forward where the tank for would be? Cheers Stuart

Tom Gaskin 116/08/2017 20:06:39
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Stuart,

The electric setup is very similar in weight to the IC fitment. With the Lipo under the hatch that you see in my picture, the CG came out very slightly nose heavy - about 25gms (one ounce in real money) under the tailplane sufficed.

And, the batteries are dead easy to swap out smiley

Tom

Stuart Marsden16/08/2017 21:13:25
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Yes Tom can see now. Your hatch is well forward of the dummy canopy. I will adopt this system, would you estimate there would be enough room for a four cell pack? I know this may mess up the c of g but in case I want more power it would be good to have your opinion before I take the knife out to modify what I have. Cheers Stuart

Tom Gaskin 117/08/2017 21:50:18
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Hmmm, I suppose something in the region of a 2200 4cell may fit, Stuart. Unless others know different?

Tom

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