The name CHILI has long since been symbol for the optimal synthesis between high performance and balanced flying characteristics in the EN-B class.
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Designed from feedback from previous pilots
The CHILI 4 gives its pilots more precise feedback and can be steered more intuitively throughout the whole spectrum of its brake line travel than its predecessor, the CHILI3. Control line movement lies in ergonomically perfect space and the brake lines kick in promptly after a carefully selected delay. Brake travel and pressure are optimized to meet the requirements of thermal and XC pilots who love to spend hours exploring their favorite line. That’s why effective brake travel is a little shorter and the brake pressure a little higher than with the glider’s successful predecessor. The result is direct, precise and effortless handling.
A new canopy concept with a slightly higher cell count, decent shark nose and more attention to details in the cell construction and sail tension ensure constant internal pressure along the entire angle of attack area. The result is a glider that flies like on rails, even in turbulence conditions. We improved not only the glider’s performance along the entire polar curve – from off-bar cruising mode to near comp wing highspeed gliding – but also its stability in hands-off flying. The CHILI4 converts every updraft into altitude gain without rearing up in turbulence. This makes it even easier to core thermals than with its predecessor, making the CH4 the new the “climbing king” of the EN-B class.
Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.
Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.
A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.
The reactions of the CHILI 4 are very manageable. Canopy feedback is good and direct.
Our tried and true JET FLAPS are partly responsible, along with the relatively low aspect ratio. The position of the A-level was not moved back and the CHILI 4 was certified without folding lines, like all of the skywalk gliders!
For pilots with very low flight hours or lower performance demands, we recommend the TEQUILA, a low-level B wing.
|area flat in m²||21,85||24,71||26,89||28,87||31,83|
|wingspan flat in m||10,99||11,68||12,19||12,63||13,26|
|aspect ratio flat||5,52||5,52||5,52||5,52||5,52|
|area projected in m||18,57||20,99||22,85||24,54||27,05|
|wingspan projected in m||8,70||9,25||9,65||10,00||10,49|
|aspect ratio projected||4,07||4,07||4,07||4,07||4,07|
|max. profile length in cm||239||254||265||275||289|
|min. profile length in cm||58||62||65||67||70|
|middle linelength in cm (w/o riser)||647||688||718||744||781|
|maximum line length in m||208||221||230||239||251|
|weight in kg||4,6||4,9||5,2||5,6||6,0|
|weight range in kg from - to||55-75||70-90||80-100||90-114||100-130|
|jet flap technology||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|