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alex nicol11/01/2019 14:58:07
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From memory they're Turngy from HK........they weren't that expensive

Adrian Smith 111/01/2019 15:38:43
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Nice job Alex. yes

Martyn K12/01/2019 11:52:13
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That looks great. Its a superb introductory model for Classic Aerobatics. Kept light, it would be fine with an SC46 or similar without a pipe although the SC46 does take a pipe very well.


Nigel R12/01/2019 13:08:39
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It does look good.

I'd say it is one the best thought through designs I've seen. Flight performance is as good as any classic aerobat from the 90s. The airframe structure has also been carefully thought out to minimise build time, complexity and cost. No expensive glass bits needed, no difficult fairings to hide pipes, no canopy section to deal with, etc. Shaping work is kept to a minimum.

All in, it was a brilliant package.

I've still got a piped 60 size one on my bucket list of projects.

Edited By Nigel R on 12/01/2019 13:09:13

kc12/01/2019 19:07:33
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The 57 inch Chilli Wind wing that I have is foam and veneer weighing 1.2 pounds complete after tissue dope, paint and fuel proofer. So don't discount a foam wing on weight grounds.

alex nicol12/01/2019 19:20:34
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I hadn't discounted a foam wing, I just didn't have a means of making one and when I looked at the cost it was quicker and cheaper for me to build one.

Since then I've had a bit of a dabble with foam cutting and if this project lives up to its reputation I've got an ASP 1.80 fs looking for a home and I'm toying with doing a scaled up version for it. I'm thinking of scaling it up by about 1.4 which should take me to about 80" span.

kc12/01/2019 19:29:11
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Alex, how did you do the wing joiner in your built up wing?

Actually I prefer built up wings but if it involves fibreglass bandage or even PVA + bandage it is less worthwhile - might as well use foam.

alex nicol12/01/2019 20:01:34
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I used 1/4 birch ply full depth brace on the main spar. as the main spar is swept back the brace is 1/4 thick at the root and feathered down to nil at the edges to match the Spar sweep back.

I intend to use fibre glass joiner. What a usually do is warm the resin and hardener in the microwave for about 15secs to make it really thin. When I apply the cloth and epoxy to the joint I cover it with some thick polythene and then squeegee all the excess epoxy out to the edges and remove it. This gives me a really light joint and doesn't sacrifice any strength. Leave it 24 hours and peel the polythene off and you get a finish like glass that needs no sanding.

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 114/01/2019 21:32:00
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Thanks folks - loads of good info. And some superb work, Alex I had a change of mind, and decided to go small and build the Chilli Breeze, so ordered the issue in KC's link. NO PLAN! or any related content - it was all gone. so I might be doing the full wind ( ooer ) after all.

alex nicol14/01/2019 23:49:43
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Hi Stuart,

The chilli wind plan and magazine article can be downloaded from alternately you can order plans for both chilli breeze and chilli wind from

I went for the Wind as I had an Irvine 53 looking for a home

Good luck with whatever you decide on

Stuart Quinn-Harvie 115/01/2019 00:05:29
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Hey Alex, I have the plan and article for the Wind - I was thinking if I built the breeze I could do a better and more economical job of converting it to electric. ( I am starting up again after a break so have less gear lying around than I used to but DO have some 3 and 4 s packs and a couple of 40a speed controllers) ) I will order the Breeze plan from Sarik if I can't find a copy of the mag with the plan and article in though. fFankly I vacilate so much I suspect my build will only be truly decided when I start to cut some parts out. Once that happens, I will be off though

Thanks for the good wishes, and I will do a build diary when I get started - on one or the other Again, superb work on yours - really looking forward to seeing more of it when done.

will -015/01/2019 09:10:25
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Looking good!

I have the chilli breeze which I built from the 1994 free plan a few years back. Flys very well, but it's a small thing and goes quite fast. I very very nearly lost it last summer as I looked away for a fraction of a second and could not find it in the sky after.

Mine is asp32 powered.

Nigel R15/01/2019 10:44:46
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I had an Irvine 36 in the Breeze ages ago. Flew the pants off it for a couple of years. Great combo. Was about 3-3/4lb dry. You could build an electric version to around 3-1/2lb, including lipo, quite easily I reckon. 450W would be about right.

My current Chilli Wind is electric. Has somewhere between 750W - 800W. Weighs 4-3/4lbs with lipo. Performance is excellent, endless vertical and great manners at low speed.

Piers Bowlan16/01/2019 01:34:41
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Nigel, what motor and LiPo are you using in your Chilli Wind?

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