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.
March is National Engineering Month and RC car’s are all about science and engineering. On Saturday 25th March, the Halifax Central Library is hosting a Engineering Month Public Display from 9:30am until 2pm. The event is free to attend and we’ll be there with a selection of radio controlled cars among the other stands of science and engineering themes. Come out and learn more about the hobby of RC cars, or just to say hi.
If you can’t make it to this show, then we’ll also be at the 19th Annual Shearwater Aviation Museum Spring Hobby Show on April 8th and 9th. Keep an eye on http://www.halifaxrcpark.com for more details in the coming week.
As usual, the events calendar, has these coming shows listed, along with other local RC events, races and trail runs. If you have an RC event you’d like to publicize then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the local RC guys has been putting on a little RC car demonstration at this full-scale car show for the past few years, and this year some of us from Halifax RC Park will be there to join him. We’re looking forward to talking RC with anyone who is curious about the hobby. (In short, it’s fun, social, family friendly and anyone can do it!).
Hope to see you there.
One of the regulars at HRCP has organised another Wicked Wednesday session for all types of off-road RC vehicles. Whatever you have, bring it along and have some fun with some like-minded people. It’s sure to be a blast.
More details here on kijiji.
The guys at Halifax RC Drifters are again putting on a dynamic display of drifting at the full-size CAMix auto show in Dartmouth at the weekend (Sunday 21st August 2016 from 11-4pm). A few of us from Halifax RC Park will also be there at A&W Woodside in Dartmouth with an assortment of RC vehicles on display and to answer any questions you might have about the hobby. The CAMix show is free to attend but money is being raised for the Christmas Daddies charity.
Although the threat of thunderstorms looked like it might cause the cancellation of today’s event at HRCP (kindly hosted by Sackvillerc), word from our eyes on the ground is that the park is dry and ready for everyone to arrive. See you all there from 11am until the batteries are depleted. (And as usual this time of year – wear sunscreen, hats and sun glasses)
This is a call for donations for track maintenance materials – or at least a reminder to keep on the lookout for things we might need.
The main track materials we require are:
- Dirt – clay-like with very few rocks is ideal
- Drainage pipe – BigO or similar corrugated pipe
- Stakes – 12″ long threaded bar (3/8″-3/4″) with welded washers/nuts or Rebar with welded washers
- Zip ties – strong, long and lots of them for joining the pipe sections together
Those of you that have driven at Halifax RC Park in the last few months will have noticed that there are many sections of track marking pipe that is loose or broken. We have a reasonable stock of BigO to repair damaged sections, but a lot of the damage on the track pieces is because we’ve had to be economic with the use of the few track stakes we have. Ideally we’d have one every 5′ of so. We’re therefore asking the community to be on the lookout for materials we could use for stakes. We’ve previously used threaded bar from about 3/8″ to 3/4″ in size and about a foot long. The stake either has a nut welded to it’s top and a few washers over before it is hammered through the BigO and into the ground. The alternative is to use similar threaded rod or rebar with a couple of washers welded to the end in a butterfly arrangement all the way into the ground through which we then put zip ties to hold the pipe in place. Both work well but we just need more of them.
If you have any spare threaded rod or rebar around then send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll see if we can use them.
Thanks in advance.