Author Archives: Rhodri Armour

Track Under Maintenance at Halifax RC Park

This spring you’ll see a makeover of the race track at Halifax RC Park. Even today in the nice weather, we removed the stakes securing the BigO down so that will be removed from the track shortly. You’re still welcome to visit anytime, but be warned that there are changes taking place. The plan is to weed and do a little re-grading/re-leveling, before we put down a new layout. This time we’re aiming for a inner and outer loop layout that will provide beginners the chance to practice on a shorter inner circuit closer to the drivers mound and then an optional outer loop for the fast guys to extend their lap. Should be fun.

Once we have a layout decided upon, we’ll be posting details of a work-party where you can come and help out – and likely have some input on the tweaks to the track layout that we’ll undoubtedly have to make to ensure it fits nicely and is raceable.

Happy Racing for 2017!

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Thank you for visiting us at the Hobby Show

We had a great time at the Shearwater Hobby Show over the weekend. Thanks to those of you that came out to say Hi and for those of you who are only seeing this because you took one of our information cards, “welcome to our website, and welcome to the hobby of R/C cars”. Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to put on a full demonstration on Sunday morning, but we’ve been promised that nice carpeted area for 2018. Look out for details of our plans for that area sometime in March 2018.

We’re getting near to the time when track maintenance can start in earnest out at Halifax RC Park in Beaverbank, so keep checking here for more details. Many hands make light work!

Shearwater Spring Hobby Show April 8/9 – Come see some R/C cars

If you’re scratching around for something to do this weekend then how about coming along to the Shearwater Spring Hobby Show on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th April (this coming weekend). We’ll be there with lots of cars and trucks to see, along with a few smaller ones to try for yourself. A few more details on our post from a few weeks back.

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RC Cars at Shearwater Spring Hobby Show – April 8th and 9th 2017

Halifax RC Park will be joined by the Halifax RC Drifters and some trail truck guys at our annual stand at this years Shearwater Aviation Museum Hobby Show. You’ll be able to see a wide variety of RC vehicles, and we’ll again have some mini-trucks for you to try. On the Sunday morning (10am-12noon) there are plans afoot for a larger indoor RC demonstration ¬†where we’ll have a track setup on a carpeted area (postponed until 2018 – we’ve been promised!). Come and say hi and look over the wide variety of vehicle types making up this fun and lifelong hobby.

The show is located at the SeaKing Club within Shearwater Base. You’ll need ID to get through the main gates on Bonaventure Street (the same street as Shearwater Aviation Museum). Opening hours are 10-4pm Saturday and Sunday. It’s $5 per person or $12 for a family of 4. Tickets also give you access to the Aviation Museum which is a great walk around. Details from the Aviation Museum here. Exact Google maps location of the SeaKing club is here.

Don’t forget we’re also at the Halifax Public Library tomorrow (9:30am-2pm March 25th 2017) with a display of all sorts of RC cars.

Reminder – RC cars at the Halifax Library on Saturday 25th March

Just a little reminder that Halifax RC Park will have a stand of RC cars to see at the Halifax Public Library this Saturday from 9:30am – 2pm as part of the Engineering Month Public Display. If the weather cooperates, then we’ll also be running them outside behind the library. Come say hi and talk to us about the hobby of RC cars.