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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Pokey 808 remembered

After reading about the Pokey 808 cleaning up in contests out East, I ordered one and became the proud owner of a Pokey 808B ("B" meant all balsa and was relatively inexpensive). Interestingly enough, the kit maker tried to hold down expenses by making his own strip stock, apparently free hand. After I replaced all of the strip stock and built the plane, it flew well but the spars were quite weak and would the wings would flex a lot on histart launches. It met its demise when in strong lift a section of the wing parted company. If I remember right, I think I gave the plans to someone at Red Hen Sod Farm several years ago. Properly beefed up, the Pokey 808 would be an excellent contender in today's NOS events. My Pokey's rudder now graces my workshop wall.
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