UPDATE: The weather may have turned, but not for the better. The forecast for the weekend looks very wet so we’ve decided to cancel the Work Party for May 6th. We plan to go ahead on the 13th so keep checking back for details.
ORIGINAL POST: The weather has look like it’s turned, so it’s time to get the track reinstated at Halifax Radio Control Park. We’re working behind the scenes on a brand new layout that will give beginners a great short layout to race on, along with an optional longer layout that will stretch the quicker vehicles. It should mean more people can have fun with their RC cars however small or fast they are! Stay tuned for details of the layout in the next week or so.
But we need your help to make it happen. Anyone is welcome to come and help out with a bit of digging, jump building, smoothing and marking, either on S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶ ̶(̶1̶0̶a̶m̶-̶6̶p̶m̶)̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ Saturday May 13th (10am-6pm) . I̶f̶ ̶e̶n̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶p̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶h̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶m̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶1̶3̶t̶h̶ ̶-̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶a̶l̶r̶e̶a̶d̶y̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶c̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶v̶e̶h̶i̶c̶l̶e̶s̶.̶ If you can only make the 13th then keep your eyes on www.halifaxrcpark.com for more information. The weather might also play it’s part so keep checking here for updates. Whenever you come out you’ll need to bring sturdy footwear, some tools if you have them (shovels, picks, rakes, tampers) and hopefully some sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If donations of funds is out of the question then we’re always looking for donation of supplies of clay-dirt, BigO drainage hose, Zip ties and Track stakes (or something like it – threaded bar, or rebar, or even welding expertise!)
UPDATE: 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 6̶t̶h̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶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.