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.
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
Don’t forget to bring dad (or the kids – if you’re a dad) to our free event on Saturday 18th June at the Keshen Goodman Public Library. Come and see modern and vintage RC vehicles from all disciplines and chat to some experience hobbyists about this fun, educational, and all-inclusive hobby!
More details here: https://halifaxrcpark.com/2016/06/10/details-of-free-rc-event-at-the-keshen-goodman-library-on-june-18th/
RC and Fathers Day weekend go hand in hand. Why not bring Dad and/or the children along to a free RC event at the Keshen Goodman Library on Saturday June 18th (map here). We’ll be there along with others from the RC community from noon until 4pm with lots of different sorts of RC cars on display including:
Come and meet some other RC enthusiasts, chat about the local scene of the RC car hobby, or just talk generally about RC. The library will also be open as usual.
See you all there.
(and don’t forget Sackville RC are at the Halifax RC Park this coming weekend – June 11th)
Lets hope the weather holds this weekend as there’s a lot of local RC groups with fun events planned. Spectators and newcomers are welcome at all of them but contact the organizers if you have any questions.
Friday 27th May – 6pm. The Halifax RC Drifters will be out at the parking lot behind H&R Block on Joseph Howe Drive. The parking lot is nice and flat, open with very few obstacles to hit which makes it a great location for those who’ve never RC drifted before. As the sun sets in the sky, the relistic headlights really make for a good spectacle. All the details here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/533188603550630/
Saturday 28th May – 11am. The Vintage RC Halifax group are running the first event for vintage RCs expertly called “Brittle Plastic”. Those of us with older R cars know all about what that means. Vintage typically means something over 15 years old – but most slower RC vehicles are welcome as the track is nice and cosy at the Full Gospel Church on Larry Utek/Hammonds Plains Road. More details here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765266160374390/
Sunday 29th May – 2pm. The Tamiya Crew are hosting “RC Aces High” typically for Tamiya cars but open to everyone. Again play-racing will take place at the small off-road track at the Full Gospel Church on Larry Utek/Hammonds Plains Road so no need for high voltage high powered RC machines. More info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754594664821619/. These guys are also growing a great beginner race series using box-stock self-build Tamiya TT02B 4WD buggies. If anyone is even remotely considering getting into off-road RC racing, this is a great starting point. More information about Formula TT02B here: https://www.facebook.com/FormulaTT02BInfo/