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  • California Smelly...yak 2

    My Rendition of the Smellyak 2 ....with the wing mounted gear......It started out simply, with a minor deviation ...installing canister mufflers in the fuselage.

    After I got my MTW 120K (short) canisters from Desert Aircraft, I rolled out the Plans and started the process of "what goes where"......
    Running straight headers resulted in about a 4 inch length.......not the greatest thing but I could live with it.....

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    Then I happened along on the Newer Z-137T Agro Turbo ......and a few of them had Shark Mouth graphics on the Intake scoop..and Winglets........Lite Bulb......Out came the pencil and ruler....
    Looking at comparable 3-view diagrams, It looks like I would just need to extend the nose the length of the Radial cowl.

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    Lots of header length now.....and cool Winglets.

    Also added a Robart trailing link "tail wheel" with an offset so the shaft will be vertical when on the ground.
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    The appropriate material removal was made and a new forward section was added after some angle checking
    I moved the engine datum line up from the 140mm on the radial to 155mm. Using a 1/2" rod as the jig to try and keep things straight.
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    Some reinforcing and then the task of figuring out the firewall upper deck curvature .....sand ...check ....sand ....check....sand....oops...add some material.

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    Got one side done and transferred to the other, things are looking relatively straight so the big step of going to the firewall.
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    Then the process starts again with the firewall.


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    • #3
      That’s badass! You come across 2 type of modelers......the first agonize over the instructions checking thing off as they build.....and then there’s the group who glance at the instructions and set them aside and just dig in! Glad to see you’re in the latter group with us “radicals”! 🤪
      TEAM GORGEOUS

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      • #4
        Sheeting the forward section was made a little easier by wetting the 1/8" balsa and then strapping it to a 1 gallon paint can to dry.

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        Then it was on to " Fun With Foam" ....a hot wire and ....quality time with a drywall sander.

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        Found that Paint Mask from Oracal has some pretty good anti-sand paper properties so I'm using it to protect the wood parts of the Fuselage.

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        • #5
          A jig for the bottom cut and then some more time with the sandpaper.....

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          • #6
            Awsome Scot! Great pictures showing your progress. "Let modelers be modelers" I'll be following with interest...
            Gunny
            Aviation Concepts rc

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            • #7
              Looking forward to seeing this soon. Some look and say why, Scott looks and says why not.

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              • #8
                Thanks Guys,......I'm having a lot of fun building the PGD Smellyak 2...
                Checking on the engine configuration
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                Some rough cowl shaping and , of course, the obligatory .....hanger flying......

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                The Semi - kinda - scale goal. Artistic license with the addition of the American Volunteer Group Tiger and Hell's Angel....

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                Kinda looks like my Mejzlik 28.5 x 12s propeller is a little bit bigger than scale size.....

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                • #9
                  Wow thats looking bad ass!

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                  • yyz
                    yyz commented
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                    Second that! The red angel and the flying tiger graphics are an absolute must. Amazing work as always, Scott. You're my hero!

                • #10
                  you never fail to amaze me Scott...awesome....
                  kevin

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                  • #11
                    Blown away Scot,
                    I looked at the turbo version a while back because the wingtips really caught my eye, never really thinking about a total front end rebuild. You went for it and I'm so impressed with the process. Thanks again for taking the time to post the photos and caption the progress.
                    Its true pictures say a thousand words. A bunch of photos with a short explanation results in a very interesting thread.
                    Waiting for more!!


                    Len Buffinton
                    Team Horizon Hobby

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by lenb View Post
                      Blown away Scot,
                      I looked at the turbo version a while back because the wingtips really caught my eye, never really thinking about a total front end rebuild. You went for it and I'm so impressed with the process. Thanks again for taking the time to post the photos and caption the progress.
                      Its true pictures say a thousand words. A bunch of photos with a short explanation results in a very interesting thread.
                      Waiting for more!!

                      I second all of it!!!
                      Stéphane
                      Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                      • #13
                        Thanks again Guys for coming along on the journey........

                        Lower Cowl got some attention, after adding some "sanding material" the bottom was glued on so it could be sanded away.
                        It really helped thin down the look.

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                        Of course the completely non productive "I wonder what it would look like" time took over .....and....

                        P40b Tomahawk ......or P40d Kittyhawk.......

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                        now I need to spend some time shaping the upper part of the intake scoop.........
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                        • French1
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                          Tomahawk has my preference

                      • #14
                        Scott,
                        What about the Pawnee, you know the special one.
                        Dean

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                        • MarnochS
                          MarnochS commented
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                          If my old Golden Retriever could make a comment..........Squirrel..........

                          or

                          I ran out of gas!
                          I got a flat tire!
                          I didn’t have change for cab fare!
                          I lost my tux at the cleaners!
                          I locked my keys in the car!
                          An old friend came in from out of town!
                          Someone stole my car!
                          There was an earthquake!
                          A terrible flood!
                          Locusts!

                      • #15
                        And what about the 2-33, lol
                        gunny
                        Gunny
                        Aviation Concepts rc

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