Slow Poke Sport 40 Kit by Great Planes
(St. Joseph Mo)
My Slow Poke Sport 40
The Slow Poke Sport 40 Kit was the third RC airplane kit that have I built. I was looking for a slow relaxing plane to build and fly. The Slow Poke Sport 40 Kit by Great Planes was just the ticket.
The kit is a typical Great Planes kit. Good wood and a great instruction manual that produces a good flying RC airplane.
The only problem that I had in building of the kit was with the die cut 1/8” ply engine mount and doubler (EMD). I put mine in upside down, putting in left engine thrust instead of right. After cutting the EMD out and putting it back in right side up, the rest of the construction was simple and straight forward.
Mine has had three different engines over its lifetime. I started out with a O.S 40 la. This is plenty of engine for typical flying of the Slow Poke but I wanted more!
I now have a Tower 46 on it with a three blade Master Airscrew 9x7. Of all the props that I have tested on this RC airplane, this one gives the best all around flying. The reason for the gradual change in power is that this plane will hang on the prop with a strong 46 and a APC 12.25 x 3.75 prop. It will not do it very long, or real good, but it will do it.
Another thing about this plane is that with the real short tail moment, this plane is capable of some real tight flips and spins.