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The track layout is now down at Halifax R/C Park. The surface itself is still quite rough and weed covered in places and that’ll be dealt with over the coming weeks now that we have new dirt on site.
Sunday 28th May sees our final work party run from 1pm-5pm. It’s also the last chance to win the 2s Lipo battery from Tim at Crossroad RC Supply so give your name to one of the Halifax RC Park society committee of you come help out.
The plan for the afternoon is to get some weeds cut back (weed wackers welcome!), roots dug up and used as the foundation of some new jumps, and then use the new dirt to cover the jumps and fill any low sections of the track where weeds were removed. That’s the plan anyway.
Bring tools (picks, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows) and PPE (bugspray!! Sunscreen, hats).
This Sunday there’s another chance to win a 2s LiPo battery from Crossroad RC as we’re having a part-2 to our work party to get the new race track layout down at Halifax RC Park. We’ll be there from 1pm to 5pm working on the track which still requires some securing of the BigO marking, some clearing of grass/weeds and the construction of some jumps. So bring shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, picks, and sunscreen and bug-spray!
Can’t wait to try some laps on the finished track.
The ground was too soft during the week to get a delivery of dirt for the track but we still took the opportunity today to rough-in the new layout. It’s mostly there but more work will be done over the next weeks to fully secure the track marking, get some puddles filled and jumps built. We’ve made a good start but take care if you visit the Halifax RC Park in the next week.
CBC news even came out this afternoon to report on what we were up too. There’s a 30sec segment at 18min in this evenings news available at this link http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/943315011879
@JoeMiddleroad posted a tweet containing couple of aerial drone shots of the track at Halifax RC Park from Monday this week. Even after all the rain we had over the weekend it was looking pretty dry so we’re certain that tomorrows track rebuild work party (Sat May 13th 10am-6pm) will be very productive, and not too muddy. Lets hope @JoeMiddleroad stops by again to take photos of the new layout!
Even if you have only an hour to spare, any extra help we can get on Saturday will be much appreciated. Plus there’s a chance to win a 2S battery from CrossroadRC Supply if you help out.
It looks like we made the correct call about the rained-out work party on Saturday 6th, but that all means the race season is closer, and we still haven’t yet got a track to race on. As per the original post, we’re having a work party at Halifax RC Park on Saturday 13th May, from 10am-6pm. The weather between now and then looks ok, with only a little more rain. See you all on the 13th. Any questions then please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to bring:
- Tools – rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, tampers/rollers
- Workboots, gloves etc. (it still might be muddy!)
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses (hoping!)
- Rain jacket (possible!)
- Your name so you have a chance to win a free battery
Rain and Halifax RC Park don’t mix well and the quantity of rain in the forecast for the weekend would make any work on the race track extremely muddy. So we’ve taken the decision to cancel the work party for May 6th. We plan to go ahead on the 13th so keep checking back here for details.
And just a reminder that Tim from Crossroad RC Supply has donated a Zippy 5000mAh 2S (7.4v) LiPo battery to us to give away to one of the hard workers who helps out with the track repair. Make sure you give your name to me (Rhodri) when you arrive and we’ll do the draw after the session on the 13th.
Please remember that HRCP is a free-to-use public track and as a non-profit society we’re entirely reliant on donations to keep the track going. We have significant annual insurance costs, and expenses for the park maintenance materials. We’re lucky to have free land from the city, but without continued donations from the users then the RC park won’t be allowed to continue. We’ll be making more concerted efforts to raise funds in the coming weeks, but this it just a friendly reminder that no donation will ever be turned down. You can interac us directly at email@example.com.
Tim at Crossroad RC Supply has kindly donated a Zippy 5000mAh 2S (7.4v) LiPo battery to us. As an incentive to get as many of you as possible out to help on May 6th or 13th, one of you will be taking it home for free. Make sure you give your name to me (Rhodri) when you arrive for either work party, and we’ll do the draw after the session on the 13th.