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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The team at Traxxas have done another video of the Traxxas Slash 4X4, but this time it is going head to head with a Traxxas Spartan. After watching the video, I can’t help but wonder how it really ends.
Check out this video Traxxas posted on their YouTube page.
Shining Star Chassis (SSC) has been turning out high quality aluminum RC parts for years and they have recently released their latest LCG Chassis for the Traxxas Slash 4×4, the v2.5f. Their newest creation which is just as durable as previous versions has dropped the center brace which in turn allows the v2.5f to handle bumps and hard breaking better as well as provide more rotation & traction through turns. The loss of the centre brace also gives you more room to mount and access all electronics and it makes it easier to perform maintenance on your diffs. If you want to race a Traxxas Slash 4×4, then you should consider a LCG Chassis a must have option.
Watch the SSC v2.5f Chassis in action. It qualified in third, recovered from a bad start to go on and win. The truck sure looks dialed in and it loves to jump and corner.
Get complete details and order your own at Shining Star Chassis v2.5f.
Be sure to check out the videos and see all the attention to detail that went into making this chassis on the SSC Facebook page.
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to try SSC V1 extensively when a friend lent me his Slash 4×4 for week. I really liked the handling then and I can’t help but be curious now, especially since we now have a local RC Track with plenty of people running 4×4 SCT’s. I think this stylish looking chassis might be an ideal candidate for my winter project.
This Saturday August 29th at 9am we will be offering our 2nd Timed Session of the season at the Halifax RC Park. If you haven’t been out yet, this is your chance to set a time and give you something to try and improve upon as the season goes on. All experience levels are welcome. If you were out with us the last time, this gives you a chance to see if your pace has improved and/or try and beat the current lap record of 22.966 set by Brian Publicover.
Using the DirtChamp Design System, we will record the lap times of 6 vehicles on the track at once. We are offering a 20 minute session with a 5 minute break at the 10 minute mark. The break will give you a chance to change batteries, get a drink or just gather your thoughts. There is a $5.00 charge for each session.
Using the DirtChamp Design Timing system will require you to make some small changes to your vehicle, some of you may want to use an old body. For those of you interested in putting down some timed laps, here is what you will need to do that will make things much easier for you at your timing session.
1) Register in Advance
- Email us by Midnight Wednesday August 26, 2015 at email@example.com. 1) Put Timed Session in the subject line. 2) Tell us what vehicle you plan on bringing. We will try to keep similar vehicles in the same session. The last time, we had 1/10 Short Course Trucks and 1/8 Buggies. This time, we are also hoping to get a few 1/10 Buggies registered. If you are interested in more than one session, this would also be a good time to tell us. Advanced registration will help ensure that everyone that shows up will be able to have a timed session.
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