Category Archives: Halifax RC Park

Posts about the Halifax RC Park in Beaverbank

Final HRCP work party Sun 28th May 1-5pm. Last chance to win a 2s Lipo battery.

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).

Work Party part 2 – Sunday 21st May 1pm-5pm

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.

 

Looking Good – Work Party Reminder Sat May 13th (tomorrow)

@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.

Work Party Saturday May 13th 2017

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 halifaxrcpark@gmail.com.

What to bring:

  • Tools – rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, tampers/rollers
  • Lunch
  • 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

Weather.ca forecast for BeaverBank as on Monday 8th. Weekend looks good.

Work Party Update: Chance to win a LiPo battery if you come and help out!

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.

 

Bring your shovels – Track Rebuild Work Party Sat M̶a̶y̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ May 13th

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!

We need to get back to this sort of quality – But with more jumps!

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 halifaxrcpark@gmail.com.

Lets get racing

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.

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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