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About AParsons

Co-Founder of Sackville RC

Halifax RC Park on Twitter @hfxrcpark

 

In an effort to keep people up to date with who is going to the Halifax RC Park and what is going on at the park, we have added twitter as a way to get in touch with the local RC community. Follow us on twitter @hfxrcpark and tell us when your going to the park, you never know when a great time may break out. Also please feel free to share your comments, pictures and videos. This hobby is too much fun to keep to yourself.

Check us out at https://twitter.com/HFXrcPark

Halifax RC Park Cleared for Take Off

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Thank you to all those that came out yesterday and helped with the installation of the jumps. Due to the good turnout, we were able to get some holes filled in and the grass cut. Work also got started on a Crawler area, if you would like to add your input into the development of the Crawler area, then now is the time to contact us. I wasn’t able to stay until the end, but I was able to get up there this morning and the changes that were made after I left, make it a very enjoyable trip around the track.

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Halifax RC Park Work Party August 8, 2015

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This Saturday August 8 at 10am, we will be at the Halifax RC Park, building a jump or two and doing a little track maintenance. We hope to be done within a couple of hours. We are looking for volunteers from the RC community to help us out. If you have a few hours free, then please come on out with your rakes, shovels and wheel barrows.

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Halifax RC Park is Ready for the Natal Day Weekend

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Myself and Todd were up to the Halifax RC Park this morning, we did a little maintenance and ran our 1/8 Buggies. Track conditions are excellent and the Bash Park has been cleaned up as well.  Enjoy the long weekend.  I hope to see you there.

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Introducing the New Halifax RC Park Layout

Here it is the very first run put down on the new layout. It was done tonight by one of the volunteers. By the time we left, John was putting down some pretty good sections with his Traxxas Slash 4×4, but to be fair he really didn’t have enough time to put it all together before it got dark.

Thank you to Macmanhfx for the great pictures

Halifax RC Park Back on Track

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The track drainage is much improved over last year. Even after the additional rain we got last night the Halifax RC Park Committee and some volunteers were able to go up to Beaver Bank tonight and put down the track. The center line around the new track layout measures a staggering 555ft. The technical section will provide plenty of passing opportunities and the long straight with a slight dog leg will be loved by the speed demons.

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However, there is still work to do. On Saturday June 27 at noon we want to work for a couple of hours and install the pit lane and access ramps which make it easier for the RC’s to get on and off the track. We are looking for any volunteers that may have a shovel, rake, wheel barrow or a lawn mower to come on up and…

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The Hard Work Pays Off

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Halifax RC Park. June 2015 Taken at 4pm June 23, 2015 during a break in the weather after 3 days of rain.

I got a chance to head up to the RC Park today. I wanted to see how the new surface held up with all the rain we have had over the last three days. I was very pleased to see only a few small spots still holding water, the overall surface is still a little soft, which is to be expected. Temperatures are unseasonably cold and we have yet to see the sun, but at this point, it appears the resurfacing done on the weekend is a success. The lake is gone.

The Halifax RC Park Committee want to thank the RC Community for respecting the work done on Saturday and not running on the track surface, until the work is completed. We plan to put down the lane dividers as soon as the weather permits and the track…

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Calling all Cold Hard Dashers

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Do you plan on taking part in the Cold Hard Dash? If you are interested in taking part in the Feb 21, 2015 event at the Halifax RC Park, then we need to hear from you. Based on our early registration numbers, we will not be offering a full slate of races; a few of the classes only have 2 vehicles. If you plan on attending, please let us know by Jan 16, 2015 so we can plan accordingly. We will update everybody next week and inform participants of our plans.

If you are interested, please email us HalifaxRCPark@gmail.com by January 16, 2015. In the subject line, please put “Cold Hard Dash“. Also, indicate what class you would like to race in. Entrance fee is $15.00 for the first class and $5.00 for each additional class.

“Cold Hard Dash” a Halifax RC Park Fundraiser

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This is probably not the weather we will have at the Cold Hard Dash

The Halifax RC Park Committee is planning a fundraising winter event and we would like your help. The “Cold Hard Dash” is being planned for Saturday Feb 21, 2015. 10am at the Halifax RC Park.

We are currently planning to hold races in the following classes and can have more or less classes depending on interest levels.

– 1/8, 1/10 scale 2wd and 4wd Buggy

– 1/10 scale 2wd and 4wd Short Course Truck

– 1/8, 1/10 Open

Entrance fee is $15.00 for the first class and $5.00 for each additional class. The entrance fee will also get you some food and a drink. Prizes to be awarded to the winners, are yet to be determined and will be announced in the following weeks.

How can you Help?

As many of you know, the RC Park has some water issues and an incomplete Bashing side. We need money to address these current issues and the “Cold Hard Dash” is our first attempt at raising money so we can make the necessary upgrades. We are still in the early stages of planning and over the next couple of weeks we would like to see what kind of interest level there is for the “Cold Hard Dash”. If you are interested, please email us HalifaxRCPark@gmail.com by January 16, 2015. In the subject line, please put Cold Hard Dash.  Also, please indicate what class you would like to race in. Once we have these numbers we can begin to finalize the rest of the details.

Things to Remember.

– New comers are welcome.

– There are no plans to have a timing system in place at this point.

– This is to be a fun event, open to all skill levels so please don’t take yourself too seriously. Just come out and enjoy yourself and try to stay warm.

– 100% of the proceeds raised will be put into upgrading and maintaining the RC Park. 

– Things are subject to change, depending on the feedback we receive and the weather. Check back here all updates. Alternate date is February 22, 2015.

 

Local Indoor RC Drifting Action

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The HalifaxRCDrifters have managed to secure an indoor venue in Sackville for a bit of monthly RC drifting. If you’re looking for something RC related to do over the winter then grab yourself an old touring car and stick on some hard plastic tires and you’re good to go. The cars move slow so there’s no breakages generally and its mega relaxed as its not really racing – getting the cars close together and flowing through the corners is where it’s at. Feel free to spread the word and Check them out on Facebook.

This was submitted to us by a member of the Halifax RC Park Committee and it sound like a blast. Thanks to Rhodri for the heads up.

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