The guys at Halifax RC Drifters are again putting on a dynamic display of drifting at the full-size CAMix auto show in Dartmouth at the weekend (Sunday 21st August 2016 from 11-4pm). A few of us from Halifax RC Park will also be there at A&W Woodside in Dartmouth with an assortment of RC vehicles on display and to answer any questions you might have about the hobby. The CAMix show is free to attend but money is being raised for the Christmas Daddies charity.
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.
GCM 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.
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: