The 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 Flying Aces Club 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, laser cut balsa parts and hand-picked balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, exhaust, spinner, cooling port, landing bumps, and air scoop, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, FAI SuperSport rubber motor, LaserCal™ registration and race markings precut from metallic gold tissue and TissueCal™ markings for the Mr. Smoothie logo and small tail registration numbers, and Easy Built Tissue in red. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
"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
Includes 8 parts: canopy, exhaust, spinner, cooling port, landing bumps, and air scoop.item #B199 price: $8.95
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.item #B200 price: $7.95
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $34.95
"Here is a shot of my 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
"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
"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