Slow Poke 40 (oz8485)


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Slow Poke Sport 40. Radio control sport model.

Discontinued kit from Great Planes.

Quote: "Larger, sport version of the legendary Slow Poke.

Since its introduction, the original SlowPoke has been successfully built and flown by modelers all over the world. Now, the SlowPoke Sport 40 builds upon this tradition but adds the dimension of larger size and ailerons for aerobatic enjoyment.

The SlowPoke Sport 40 incorporates several improvements, such as a redesigned wing for proportionately greater area and faster assembly and independent servo controlled barn door ailerons for simple installation and precise operation. The SlowPoke also has a redesigned fuselage for optimum placement of radio components for better balance and fewer blocks for less carving. The end result is an excellent sport model that can be flown as fun-fly stunter or as a docile Sunday flyer that will land at walking speed or fly backwards in a breeze.

FEATURES: Easy-To-Build, with CAD-Engineered, Precisely Interlocking Construction Allows the Slow Poke to be Ready-To-Cover in Only A Single Weekend.

INCLUDES: All Wood To Build The Kit, Full Size Rolled Plans, Photo Illustrated Instruction Manual w/Reference Plans, Clear Windshield, CA Hinges, Engine.

REQUIRES: Engine: .32-.46 (5.25-7.5cc)(2-stroke) or .48-.52 (6.5-8.5cc)(4-strk) Radio: 4 Channel w/5 Standard or Mini Servos Covering: Three 6-Foot."

Quote: "hi, I was looking for this plan for along time, I put a post on RCGroups and very kind man sent them to me. So I got them scanned and thought i would share them. thanks for a great site cheers, flying hobbit :)"

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Update 24/03/2019: Added complete formers file, thanks to AlanSinclair. Shows all die-cut sheet parts [see morepics 004].

Quote: "Hello, I saw the post about the lack of the formers for the Slowpoke 40. After looking at the manual I noticed that the drawings in the manual are vector PDFs, so I did a quick CAD conversion... full size PDF and a DXF for the DieCut parts. Hope it helps. Regards, Alan"

Supplementary file notes

Kit manual, 30 pages.
Formers in PDFvector format.
Formers in dxf CAD format.


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I had this in my files for the Great Planes Slow Poke 40 [more pics 003]. Please note that this is not an exact copy of the kit box artwork. I've cleaned up an old label photo that had some wear and tear.
JeffGreen_LasVegas - 28/06/2018
Are there any outlines for formers F2, F3, F5 and wing W2? I was also looking for any dihedral details. I may have missed all the above. Thanks
Alan - 23/03/2019
Hi Alan, this plan and instructions are from a Great Planes pre-cut kit, and so the plan doesn't have to show all the formers - as they are already cut-out. The dimensions of the missing ones can be derived from the fuselage top and side views, and the sketches of the parts in the instructions. The dihedral braces are in these sketches, as well. With a bit of detective work most of missing info can be determined - even the undercarriage leg shapes! It looks like a good model.
VinceDay - 23/03/2019
Please find attached three photos of my Slow Poke Sport 40 which I dressed with wing fillets, modified nose and Gee Bee style wheel covers [more pics 005-007]. Covered with Super Coverite with a dope finish. This did add some weight, not sure how much but I can still lift it. Powered by an OS46AX for the first few flights. I later put in an ancient Como 51 which brought the model to life. Flying shot courtesy of Peter Foster. Lots of fun and a very broad speed range.
MikeFoster - 03/04/2019
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