Category Archives: Tamiya

Posts about the local Tamiya group

Mark your calendars – R/C’s at TheYouthExpo on Saturday Apr 21st

The Halifax R/C Park Society were asked to provide a stand demonstrating and promoting R/C cars at a great kids event called TheYouthExpo. So we’ll be there with an indoor foam track to try your hand at racing some Micro touring cars outdoor throwdown track, jumps and will have a selection of R/C cars to display, demonstrate, and discuss with visitors. The event is on April 21st from 9am-4pm at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex, Brookfield, NS and is free for under-18s but the accompanying adults gotta pay! Come and learn about how great the hobby of R/C cars is.

Lots more information on TheYouthExpo website and on their Facebook page.

UPDATE: We know where we are going to be located inside the hall. Top right of image below.

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And remember, our Fundraising Raffle is still going on. We’ve sold just over 140 tickets of 200 and the draw will happen at one of the the Halifax R/C Park maintenance events in Beaver Bank sometime in April or May (even if we don’t sell all the tickets!)

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Choices….choices…win a ready-to-build-and-race, Tamiya TT02B 4WD buggy

Happy Holidays everyone. We’ve sold 86 tickets to our fundraising raffle, so we still have over 100 tickets to sell in order to keep Halifax RC Park open for 2018. Those that have purchased tickets already thank you so much, but remember that you’re welcome to buy more tickets if you’d like to improve your chances of winning.

All the details of the raffle are in a previous post here, but we’d like to further explain the prize options for those that just can’t decide what they’d choose. Last week we discussed winning a pair of ECX Torment Short Course Trucks, and before that the Axial SCX10-2 Trail Truck, and the Traxxas Slash Short Course Race Truck, but this week we’re going for the mechanically inclined newcomer to the R/C hobby who might want to build and then run their own car with a Tamiya TT02B 1/10 4WD Buggy.

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Building a kit of a Tamiya R/C car, and having a hobby shop supply the required combo of radio gear, battery, charger, paint etc, was the conventional way to start the R/C hobby for those of us who’ve been doing R/C for decades. Ready-to-run models didn’t exist so building a kit was the only route in, and Tamiya made the most complete kits with the best assembly manuals. The modern style of RTRs mean you get running quickly but you lose out the huge sense of personal achievement that comes from building a fully functional R/C car from a kit, fitting it out with electronics, painting the body and seeing it speed off down the driveway for the first time.

We’ve chosen one of the more modern and robust versions of Tamiya’s unique R/C cars – the TT02B 4WD buggy platform. There’s three body styles to choose from (L to R below: Plasma Edge II #58630Neo Scorcher #58568 and Dual Ridge #58596) and the hobby shop will include everything you need to get running (a LiPo battery, charger, transmitter, receiver, servo and body paint). There’s a local group (click here) who have started a simple and fun race class for these vehicles called Formula TT02B running mostly box-stock cars. So a raffle winner who chooses this prize can drop straight into this local group.

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Prize 4 – Choice of Tamiya TT02B kit and accessories to get it running.

Buy a $10 ticket – Win an R/C Car

So we last posted about the poor financial situation of Halifax R/C Park, and this is how you can help us keep the track open for 2018. Just buy a $10 ticket, or two, three… for our fundraising raffle.

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With the support of Mighty Small Cars (MSC) in Dartmouth, we’re able to offer the following limited-ticket raffle. Starting today, if you buy a $10 ticket, you receive 1 of only 200 available tickets to win a radio controlled car – some ready to run, and some in kit form. Just send an etransfer to halifaxrcpark@gmail.com, or cash payments can be arranged by sending an email to the same address. We will need your contact details (email, phone, address) to accompany your payment. In return we’ll send you an email/text with a photo of your physical ticket with your unique ticket number and personal details written on it. We need to keep the original tickets for the draw which we’ll be doing live at MSC once we’ve sold all the tickets. We’ll also Facebook broadcast the draw for those that can’t make it in person. We’ll keep you updated here on http://www.halifaxrcpark.com to let you know how the ticket sales are going and when the draw will take place.  The raffle will run until all 200 tickets are sold but our hope is that we can sell all the tickets before mid December so that the winner can get their prize before Christmas. If we haven’t sold enough tickets by May 1st 2018, then we will be refunding your payments, and the Halifax RC Park will be closing down 😦

We’ve tried hard to give a good selection of prizes to choose from, and the vehicles below fit with many of the local active RC groups:

Choice 1. Traxxas Slash 1/10 Short Course Truck (SCT) – The ever popular, and foundation of the modern Short Course Truck craze, the Slash is where most recent hobbyists began in RC. This current version has Traxxas stability management, and runs brushless power which means you can slot straight into the local and regional SCT groups and races. Take a look at this link to this model for what you can win: TRA68086. There’s a choice of 4 body colours, but you’ll require a battery and charger to get running.

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Choice 1 – Traxxas Slash 4×4 Brushless RTR (ex. battery and charger)

Choice 2. Axial SCX10-2 Trail Truck kit – This is the current version of the truck which launched the Trail Truck scene. And Trail Trucks are ever popular in Nova Scotia throughout the year – its a great RC activity for winters, and through the wet shoulder seasons. The SCX10-2 is well supported with aftermarket parts of all varieties and it really can be made to go anywhere. This is a kit version which requires assembly and the separate purchase of all the electronics (transmitter, receiver, servos), motor, battery, charger, paint etc. Check out Axial’s page for full details: AX90046

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Choice 2 – Axial SCX10-2 KIT

Choice 3. A pair of 1/10 ECX Torment 2WD trucks – This is the quick way for siblings, cousins, or families to start the RC hobby together. Not one, but two ready to run hobby-grade RC cars. The ECX Torment is great for beginners, and the large Short Course Bodies mean you can nudge each other ‘safely’ as you drive. These vehicles come with battery, charger and are completely ready to go right from the box. Two colours are available:  ECX03333T1  and  ECX03333T2

Choice 4. Tamiya TT02B 4WD buggy Ready to Build and Run – Those of you of advanced ages will likely remember Tamiya as the first mass-market hobby-grade RC vehicles. The Frog, Monster Beetle, Grasshopper and Boomerang are all memory worthy. Tamiya are still going strong with their excellent kits and unusual vehicle designs and there’s a local RC group devoted to Tamiya. Kit building is great fun and when you see something you’ve built turn its wheels for the first time, the sense of achievement is amazing. This prize is a ready-to-build 1/10 4WD TT02B off-road buggy which is a perfect match for the local play-racing Formula TT02B group and includes the buggy kit, speed controller, motor, a Spektrum DX2E radio and receiver, Kinexis KXSB2000EC lipo battery, Dynamite DYNC2005CA charger, and a suitable steering servo. Apart from a couple of screwdrivers, and some paint for the body, it’s everything you need to build and race an RC car.  There’s three body styles to choose from: Plasma Edge II #58630Neo Scorcher #58568 and Dual Ridge #58596.

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Choice 4 – Choice of Tamiya TT02B 4WD buggy kit and accessories to get it running

Choice 5. A $500 voucher to Mighty Small Cars, Dartmouth – if none of the above look interesting enough, then there’s always the option of a $500 voucher for MSC.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and as always feel free to email us at halifaxrcpark@gmail.com with questions.

Shearwater Spring Hobby Show April 8/9 – Come see some R/C cars

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.

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RC display at the Halifax Central Library – Saturday March 25th 2017

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.

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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 halifaxrcpark@gmail.com

Halifax RC On-Road Racing

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A few local RCers got together for a late-evening throw-down onroad touring-car race session at MicMac Mall over the weekend. This is the second outdoor event put on by some of the guys from Halifax RC On-road Racing (on FaceBook) and a great time was had by all. Ten to twenty 5-lap races were held on a short and tight track for 1/10 scale touring cars. If you’re interested in attending or spectating this sort of event then keep an eye on the Halifax RC On-road Racing group.

Here’s a short video of some of the action and some close up action.

We had fun at the library

Just a quick note of thanks to those of you that foregoed the amazing weather yesterday to stop by the Keshen Goodman Public Library to say hi to us. The guys from the Tamiya Crew had fun and we hope those of you that did visit managed to take a good and detailed look at all sorts of RC cars we had on display, or managed to see the drift cars running outside. We know we’ve got some of you thinking about a new RC car! Those of you that didn’t make it out we hope at least had some RC fun outside, and we ourselves were itching to hit the trails and tracks afterwards.

Check out some photos of our display below:

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