Eustace Moore and his team at M.I.P. have done it again. Losi 5t owners should be very impressed. M.I.P. have released a quick fill refueling system so it can be done NASCAR style. “The MIP Quick Fill can dump a whopping 800 ml of fuel in under ten seconds (empty to completely full).” Continue Reading
Team Associated have announced new Factory Team Aluminum Servo Horns for their 1/8 line up. The machined aluminum servo horns offer a strength advantage and a different feel. The stock servo horns are plastic and can give you a rough ride over time. These new ones are machined aluminum and slightly shorter length, they provide a smoother feel while decreasing the load on the servo. They are designed for the steering servo in the RC8B3, RC8B3e, RC8T3, and RC8T3e.
The 23T fits Airtronics, JR, KO, and Spektrum servos. Part# 1361
25T fits XP Digital, Reedy, Futaba, Savox, and newer-style Hitec servos. Part# 1363
The new servo horns will be available in April 2016.
For more details Check out New! Factory Team Aluminum Servo Horns
I have an RC8.2e FT and I am looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.
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.
Requirements: Continue Reading
On Saturday Sept 27th, The Halifax RC Park Committee will be having a Meet & Greet at the Halifax RC Park. We plan on getting started around 11am. Come on out, bring your vehicle and crank out a few laps on the track. Get answers to your questions and find out about the future plans for the track. Offer up your feedback and what you would like to see at the RC Park and find out how you can help. If you are thinking about getting into the hobby come on out and we will see if we can find a vehicle for you to try before you buy your own. We look forward to meeting you on Saturday.
The Halifax RC Park is located at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Sports Centre – Diamond #3, 1701 Beaver Bank Road
The Canadian Fifth Scale nationals were held this past weekend at Walton Raceway in Ontario.The purpose built track features a 50ft elevation drop and an “Insanely” high drivers stand. It is a great video, do yourself a favour and check out the action. Please remember that Sackville RC is not responsible if you find yourself buying a 1/5 scale vehicle.
Here are a few things the Halifax RC Park Committee are currently working on.
– The Bash Area. It is starting to take shape (See pics below). We hope to finish it up this season.
– Bleachers. We had a set a bleachers delivered and placed on the first baseline. We hope to secure another set of bleachers for the third baseline. These are a nice substitution for a drivers stand.
– Drivers Stand. We have been looking into building codes, wheelchair accessibility and cost. We want to ensure this is done properly and it is not something we want to rush. We hope to have one in place for the start of the 2015 season.
– Drainage. We have been working to overcome the water pooling issues after heavy rains and have been making great progress. This is something that we will continue to address until it is fixed. Continue Reading
We need to compile some data regarding use of the Halifax RC Park. This info will help us in efforts to raise funds for maintenance and improvements, as well as determine user habits to help us form a better game plan for next year.
Thank you for your time.
The final video of the 2014 Pro-Line Racing and 5150 Productions theme of “bucket list races”, has been released and they are going full throttle at the 2014 “Pro-Line Cactus Classic” located in Scottsdale Arizona. The video is narrated by Adam Drake with Dakotah Phend & Ty Tessmann featured as they try to tame a very difficult Sugar track.
This was a terrific series with a great up close and personal look at the RC world, I hope they decide to do another run next year.
As promised, Xray have released the details on the all new XB8E. They have really step up and brought a bunch of new goodies.
- All-new chassis
- All-new side guards
- All-new motor mount
- All-new XPBS(tm) suspension
- All-new I.S.S.(tm) rear suspension holders
- All-new suspension arms
- All-new SFA(tm) graphite stiffeners (option)
- All-new steering blocks
- All-new king-pin plates
- All-new rear uprights
- All-new suspension additional weights (option)
- All-new big-bore shock absorber
The track is down and marked at the Halifax RC Park. We still need to add jumps and a rhythm section, but there is no need to wait for that, head out to the park and try and crank out a couple of hot laps. Great job by the team that gave up there Saturday and got so much done. Thanks to all those “Shovel Guys”.