If you are looking for a new 1/10 Buggy body, then make sure you check out the January 2016 New releases from Pro-Line.
The Type-R Clear Body for HB D216, is the body Ty Tessmann was instrumental in designing.
The Predator Clear Body for AE B44.3 will dress up your Team Associated B44.3.
The 1966 Ford F-100 Clear Body for SCX10 is something that may interest the crawler crowd.
Get full details and see all of the new releases at Pro-Line January 2016 NEW RELEASES
The ECX Outburst is a 1:14 RTR motorcycle that comes with a 2.4ghz transmitter, a USB charger, 4 AA batteries and the motorcycle. There is a learning curve to driving the motorcycle as it is clearly different from a 4 wheeled RC vehicle. Getting the bike going from a dead stop will take some practice, but once you are up and running it is cool to watch the bike lean into corners and power down a straightaway. The built in Gyro stabilization will help keep you on two wheels while you hone your craft. Charging time with the included USB charger and my lap top takes about 15-20 minutes. Adjusting the speed dial down on the transmitter will allow you stretch out your runtime at the sacrifice of handling. We have been able to get as much as Continue Reading
I have heard from some people who were curious about what was going on with the blog. I guess it is time for me to come clean. I love RC’s. They are just what I need to relax, but winter here in Nova Scotia really is not the best time for me to enjoy the hobby as I am not a big fan of cold and/or snow. I dream of one day retiring down south. The RC posts will show up more often once the weather breaks and we can get back outside and up to the Halifax RC Park.
In the meantime, I needed something to do in the winter after I have cleaned up and put away my RC’s for the season. Late last winter I got into Model Railway and I find this the perfect winter hobby for me. In Model Railway I get to paint a blank canvas, just like coloring when I was a child. I get to build houses from plastic model kits, just like the model cars I spent hours building as a child. I get to manicure and landscape the ground, which reminds me of putting on my headphones and cutting the grass and weeding the lawn like I did when I was a teenager. I get to wire train track and lights for the buildings, which reminds me of installing car stereo’s in my latest piece of crap vehicle like I did when I was a teenager. I get to apply the patience and attention to detail that I have learned as adult and when you combine all of this, I find the many dimensions of this hobby very relaxing. All of that aside, it is really fun just to watch the trains go around, like I did when I was a kid.
You can follow my progress at Model Railway.
FYI, Not all of the RC’s are put away for the winter. Check back to tomorrow to see what Santa brought us.
Check this out, there is another local RC Event going down. This may be the last chance for everyone to get together before the weather turns on us completely. Thank you to Jaak for the heads up.
“Sunday October 18th from 1330 – 1530 at 2256 Larry Uteck Blvd, aka the track behind the Full Gospel Church. https://goo.gl/maps/Xsc5iu4zPME2
Time to blow the dust off that 1/10 2wd or 4wd buggy that you have had sitting on your shelf for far too long. Time to trade paint with a bunch of Short Course Trucks. Time to see that custom paint job sparkle in the sun as it slides around on the pavement. Time to trade some lines with some Touring Cars. Time to have a laugh at some old school Tamiya’s bouncing around the track!
Sunday, October 18th join us from 1330 – 1530 for 1/10 electric offroad and onroad action! There will be a 1/10 offroad track, a chalked drift course, and ideally if everything goes according to plan, a 1/10 onroad course with firehose barriers and turn dots.
Unfortunately due to noise considerations and track size we request that you leave your 1/8 and nitro vehicles at home.
The intention is to have some informal “run-what-ya-brung” style racing. Numbers and interest level permitting we will split into different classes. Suggested classes include 1. buggy, 2. SCT, 3. Tamiya / vintage. I know there are quite a few of you with vintage vehicles – bring ‘em along!
Have kids? Please feel free to bring them along for some fun! Who knows, numbers permitting we might even be able to get a kids race going!
Please spread the word! We are looking forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a really fun event!”
We have run a couple of Timed Sessions this year, the video shows a little bit from our last session. Since we are gearing up for our next session this weekend, lets take a quick look at the fastest times we have recorded, for a lap around the Halifax RC Park.
Class Driver Time Vehicle
1/10 Buggy Steve Taylor 28.06 Team Associated B4.2
1/10 SCT Darcy MacDonald 23.826 Traxxas Slash 4×4
1/8 Buggy Brian Publicover 22.966 Team Associated RC8.2e
Due to the recent heavy rains, this event is postponed until Saturday October 10th at 11am. Please register by Oct 8th at midnight.
On Saturday October 3rd at 11 am we will be offering another timed session at the Halifax RC Park. This session will include a 40 minute open practice followed by a 5 minute race. The starting grid we be determined by each drivers best practice time. Each session is limited to 8 vehicles on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $10 and will be charged the day of the event. 50% of the proceeds go toward the Halifax RC Park and the other 50% is used to support local RC programs. Based on interested we may offer second session on the same day. So come on out and put down some lap times and get the feel for what an actual race is like. All skill levels are welcome as we continue to build toward something more regular and formal next year. Here is what you need to do to.
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