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!
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.
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.
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.
There’s a great article and video on the CBC website today about RC racing in PEI. Doesn’t it look like fun?
Watch it and read it here
Don’t forget to come and see us at the Engineering Month Public Show on March 25th at the Halifax Central Library.
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.
Engineers Nova Scotia has a leaflet on their activities for the whole engineering month available here.
2016 Engineering Month Public Display
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
ARCC have just started their winter indoor racing series for 2016-17, which includes painted-concrete oval racing for 1/10 electric buggies every Friday, and carpet circuit racing for both 1/10 and 1/18 4WD electric touring cars every other Sunday at the Legion in Enfield. The guys at Mighty Small Cars have the full details, and can help you out with appropriate tires.
The touring cars run foam tires, 2S lipo packs and typically brushless motors (although brushed equipment is probably allowed too). The doors open at noon every other Sunday starting on 6th Nov 2016. Full calendar available here and a few more details in the image below.
The 1/10 buggies run rubber road-treaded/slick tires on a concrete oval circuit using 2S lipo and brushless motors. They started last Friday (14th October 2016) but the full calendar is available here and a few more details are in the image below.