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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 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.

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Thank you for visiting us at the Hobby Show

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!

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 Cars at Shearwater Spring Hobby Show – April 8th and 9th 2017

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.

Reminder – RC cars at the Halifax Library on Saturday 25th March

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.

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

GCM Racing’s national RC crawler series comes to Lawrencetown, July 30th

GCM Adventure Series LawencetownGCM Racing’s Adventure Series 2016 is coming to Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park next weekend (Saturday 30th July 10am-4pm). There’ll be a great crowd of RC trail trucks competing on a variety of courses and technical competitions. If you’ve got an RC trail truck then you should really consider going along – even if it doesn’t fully comply with their regulations you’ll still have lots of fun. If you’re just interested in RC cars, then it should be a great spectator event for everyone.

More details about the series here, and more specific details about the Lawrencetown event here.

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