Lil Poke (oz14429)


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About this Plan

Lil Poke. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 36 in, wing area 346 sq in. For electric power with T-280GD motor with 4.1:1 gearing.

Quote: "Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Great Planes Lil Poke. The Lil Poke is one in a series of Park Flyers from Great Planes designed to be flown in small areas. Park Flyers are a relatively new class of small, lightweight, slowflying models. Because Park Flyers can fly in small areas, a nearby park, schoolyard or vacant lot becomes an impromptu flying site. Additionally, Park Flyers are perfect for those evenings at the field when everybody else is packing up their gear, the wind has died, and there is still enough light to fly a small, slow model that can be kept close-in.

The Lil Poke may be built either with or without ailerons. It flies well on rudder only, but flying with ailerons increases its maneuverability.

The Lil Poke is a slow flying model that is simple to build. It is ideal for modelers with moderate flight experience, or even experienced modelers who simply wish to try out a small, lightweight electric model. However, the Lil Poke is not intended for beginners. If you have little flight experience or have not flown a model like this before, find an experienced modeler to help you with your first flights. Information about R/C clubs and instructors is provided later in this manual.

Decisions You Must Make:

This is a partial list of items required to finish the Lil Poke that must be purchased separately. Order numbers are provided in parentheses.

Radio Equipment: The Lil Poke requires a micro receiver and two or three micro servos (depending upon whether you will build the Lil Poke with or without ailerons). Futaba S3103 (FUTM0037) or Hobbico CS-5 (HCAM0090) micro servos are suitable.

Speed Control: An electronic speed control with BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuitry) is required to fly the Lil Poke. The BEC allows both the motor and the radio system to be powered by the same battery (thus eliminating an additional battery typically required to power the radio). The Great Planes ElectriFly C-5 Nano High Frequency Electronic Speed Control (GPMM2000) is recommended. If the complete motor and gear drive system is purchased, the speed control is included (refer to the 'Motor System' section that follows).

Motor System: The Lil Poke is designed to use the Great Planes ElectriFly T-280GD Motor System and gear drive for electric flight (GPMG0430). This system includes a T-280 Ferrite Motor, S-280 4.1:1 ratio gearbox, 3mm prop adapter, APC 10 x 4.7 propeller and the ElectriFly C-10 Nano High Frequency Electronic Speed Control w/BEC. The same components are also available without the speed control by ordering number GPMG0445. Note: Though the C-5 speed control is recommended, the C-10 speed control included with the complete system is suitable..."

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Discontined kit from Great Planes. See original listing page on the now-defunct GP website at:

Note there is an old Ezone review from 2003 by Thomas Blakeney available online at: also an RCM review from July 2002 at:

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Lil Poke (oz14429) by Ernest LeClair 2001 - model pic

  • (oz14429)
    Lil Poke
    by Ernest LeClair
    from Great Planes
    36in span
    Electric R/C LowWing Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 09/03/2023
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User comments

FliteTest's "Old Speedster" looks suspiciously like this except built out of foamboard. No design credit though and this looks nicer!
Rob - 12/03/2023
I've always thought of these Slow Poke designs as being inspired by the Lazy Bee, but just with a low-wing layout. I guess most designs have a lineage that can be traced back.
SteveWMD - 14/03/2023
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