The construction of the Vöcsök started in the spring of 1980, in the workshop of the Flying Instructor Training Base at Farkashegy. (The craft was constructed using the original plans and documentation). The idea came from the Hungarian participants of 'Old-timer' meetings, who were of the opinion that the 'Vöcsök' would be the ideal craft to represent Hungarian sailplane flying and to illustrate its past.

The plans of the Vöcsök were drawn up by Ernõ Rubik, who was intent on creating an up-to-date, but easily produced trainer for winch or bungee launch. The prototype had excellent flying characteristics, good enough to attract a flow of orders, which was sufficient to serve as the financial base for Rubik's newly established company, the Aero-Ever Ltd. This firm remained in operation until the middle of the 1960-s, during which time it became the birthplace of a whole series of aircraft of Ernõ Rubik's design. The Vöcsök remained in service for nearly thirty years as a basic trainer, during which time about three-hundred copies of it were produced.

The rebuilt 'Vöcsök 81' was finished in the summer of 1981 and made her debut at the 'International Old-timer Meeting', held in West Germany in the same year. She was a great success then, and remained a much sought after participant in airshows and meetings at home and abroad ever since.


Technical data:
Wing-span: 11,6 m
Length of the plane: 6,39 m
Weight of the empty plane: 120 kg
Glide ratio: 1:15
Minimum speed: 45 km/h
Maximum speed: 110 km/h