We’re only a couple of weeks away from the annual Spring Hobby Show that the Shearwater Aviation Museum put on each year. It’s a great event that exhibits a wide variety of hobbies including RC vehicles (planes, boats, and NOW cars and trucks), Lego, static models, trains, militaria, and costume hobbies. Bring your whole family.
Losi 1/24 Micro Short Course Truck
The HRCP society, and some other RC car representatives from the local RC trail truck and drift groups, will be on hand to show example vehicles and talk to you about our hobby. We’ll even have a micro-sized RC track setup for you to try your hand at Short Course Racing with some Losi 1/24 Micro SCTs. We’ll be asking for donations if you enjoy driving the vehicles, but come and check out our whole stand as we’ll have lots on display.
The details of the show are:
Date: Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th
Location: Sea King Club, 242 Warrior Avenue, 12 Wing Shearwater, NS (directions below)
Directions from Shearwater Aviation Museum:
- Drive past Aviation Museum on Bonaventure St
- Up the hill to the security gate
- Show your ID
- Take First Left
- The Sea King Club is 200m down on your left
I finally managed to get out with an RC car and joined the Halifax RC Drifters at their Easter Drift Session at Sackville Heights Community Centre. Indoor RC when it’s cold outside is really a great thing! Drifting is the ‘dance’ of RC and although it might look slow there’s a lot going on at the controller with small and frequent changes to the throttle and steering position to keep the car sliding in the correct direction. A couple of the regulars (ok they’re the ones that made HRCD happen!) did a couple of tandem drifts for the camera. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for more drift outings with HRCD, or check out Halifax RC Drifters on Facebook.
The Halifax RC Park Committee is in the process of adjusting its responsibilities and aims for the hobby in the region. We will continue to maintain and improve the Halifax RC Park in Beaver Bank, but will also endeavour to grow our hobby by becoming a hub for local RC information, and by engaging with the public at all types of events and shows.
To achieve those goals the committee needs more people. We’re seeking passionate members of the community who can provide a fresh input to our challenges and aims. We’re looking for people to sit permanently on the committee to help with the generation, organisation and execution of our plans. A new committee member would be expected to attend a handful of meetings throughout the year and to plan and assist with events at HRCP or other local shows – it’s not a huge commitment and any time you can give is welcome. We’re also looking for volunteers, who might not want to be on a committee, but who have the energy to help out at HRCP work parties, or that are keen to man stands and perform RC demonstrations at local shows and events.
If you are looking for a low stress way to give back to the Local RC Community, then becoming a committee member or volunteering for HRCP may be for you. If you are interested or have any questions, please email us at HalifaxRCPark@gmail.com and we can bring you up to speed.
Volunteer work with a registered not-for profit society looks great on a résumé.
T.E.A.M – Together Everybody Achieves More
￼With a wet offroad track out in Beaver Bank it’s time to try some indoor RC. The Halifax RC Drifters (HRCD) are hoping to meet every few weeks for a session of expert car control. The driving style is very different from the usual full-throttle racing on track and some skill is certainly required. All you need to join in is a 1/10 electric touring car and some hard plastic tires (and a $10 track fee). Or just satisfy your curiosity and come along and spectate from 7-9pm on 23rd Nov at Sackville Heights Community Centre.￼￼