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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can use them.
Thanks in advance.
The guys at Sackville RC will be out again at Halifax RC Park in Beaver Bank on July 23rd for a few hours of fun. Come along with whatever RCs you have, or just to spectate. Some of the committee from HRCP will be on hand too if you have any questions about the park.
More details at www.sackvillerc.com
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:
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!
Today’s event at HRCP was well attended and lots of fun. Thanks to all who came out. A big thank you to Sackville RC for organizing the event and getting the track in shape. They were up early this morning getting as much as 3 inches of water off a couple of the corners.
Here’s a short video from last weekend.
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:
- Tables of modern and vintage RC cars
- A demonstration of an RC kit build for the local beginners Tamiya TT02B off-road race buggy series
- Halifax RC Drifters with their amazing drift cars
- A table of crawler and trail vehicles for the really rough stuff
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)