“Voodoo” was one of the more famous British post-war Vintage Wakefield designs by Ron Warring. Known as “The Witchdoctor” because of his unique ROG launching style he was arguably the greatest among his British contemporaries and probably unlucky never to have won the Wakefield Trophy.

His famous design was the last in a line of truly competitive models before the rules changed in 1951. I built my version in 1985 and am still flying the same model 21 years later.

For me, “Voodoo” was a watershed choice of model as it marked the start of a gradual departure from flying power models until in 1987 with several other rubber models added to my stable I gave up on internal combustion and concentrated totally on the Crazy Rubber Band.

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And the scanned image of the Voodoo Plan from which this model was built is here (331kb).

"Voodoo" 1950 8oz Vintage Wakefield by Ron Warring


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