building and flying model aircraft

Flying Rags

This year at Oily Hand on Saturday lunchtime we will be having an Oily Hand Rag Mass Launch. We have done this many years ago at Oily Hand, so we thought it is time for another go. Check out the ‘how to’ below and get your Rag sorted. This one can be attributed to Ken Willard from his 1985 book ‘8 Easy Projects for 1/2A Engines’. Here is a copy that explains all about it. […]

Resetting a Cox Piston Ball & Socket Joint

We all know that Cox .010 .020 .049/.051 & .09  engines have a ball and socket joint in place of the traditional gudgeon pin set up in all our other engines. We also are aware that his  ball and socket is supposed to be reset occasionally especially as the engine is being run in. Some of us have the special Cox tools to make this adjustment. Some of us either don’t have this tool, or […]