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Kit PD-10 Pearson-Williams 1938 Mr. Smoothie race plane is a laser cut balsa
wood kit for the serious flying competitor. This Golden Age Racer qualifies for FAC Scale and Greve Racer competitions.
The 1938 National Air Race in Cleveland, Ohio was the site of the Thompson Trophy Race 300 lap/300 mile race. New aircraft entry the 1938 Pearson-Williams PW-1 “Mr. Smoothie” was designed around the Curtiss D-12 Conqueror engine by Rodney Nimmo capable of 375 mph and built by Bud Pearson and Lee Williams. The well-streamlined aircraft featured retractable landing gear, a tightly cowled engine and radiator installation. Cooling air entered through a truncated conical propeller spinner, swirled using propeller-rotated fan blades, passed through the radiator, and then exhausted via ports on the side of the engine cowling.
This free flight rubber powered kit includes a full-size rolled
CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted competition
weight laser cut balsa parts and balsa strip wood, vacuum-formed
canopy, exhaust, spinner, cooling port, landing bumps, and air scoop,
Peck propeller, EBM thrust button, FAI SuperSport rubber motor, LaserCal™ registration
and race markings cut out of metallic gold tissue + TissueCal™ for the Mr.
Smoothie logo and small tail registration numbers, and Easy
Built Tissue in red.
You will need a hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, building board, and glue.
PD-10 Pearson-Williams 1938 Mr. Smoothie (Laser
Wingspan: 19 "
Class: Scale flyer 1:15
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Easy
Price: $ 37.95
Extra vacuum-molded parts. Includes
8 parts: canopy, exhaust, spinner, cooling port, landing bumps,
and air scoop. Price: $ 8.50
and TissueCal markings. Lasercal
registration and race markings are precut with our laser in metallic gold and black tissue. TissueCal markings for
the Mr. Smoothie logo and small tail registration numbers are printed on red tissue. Price: $ 7.95
Submit a photo of your model!
"Guys, sorry to say Jim (Flying Models photographer) showed up to take pictures and speechless all I could do was point to the sky. I had unintentionally lost my Mr. Smoothie only minutes before his arrival in an official flight. It was last seen heading SW and climbing strong when it went out of sight at 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Great model, no one ever seems to be able to keep one around long enough to take a picture of. Subsequently, I managed to lose my Chambermaid a few hours later but then found it over on the next farm staring at some water from a branch over the stream that evening." - Dave Mitchell
"My Greve Easy Built Mr Smoothie. Its a little heavy for the small wing area but is still very competitive, again using 6 strands of 1/8th." - John Donelson
"Here is a shot of the Mr Smoothy completed, and some during construction. As you can see it has an undercart, partly because some UK competitions require ROG [rise off the ground], and partly because the real aircraft never flew with it retracted. The U/C is unplugable, and it has flown in a competition at Oxford Port Meadow where it did OK until the motor burst on it’s second flight, luckily without damage." - Lindsey Smith
"a couple of pictures of my Mr. Smoothie… a challenging build!" - John Pratt
"Here's Mr. Smoothie, delicate work, but the flights are very good with the settings on the plans. A beautiful airplane." - Jean-Marc Morin, France
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