TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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April 23rd, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast Ep:100 More Bang for Your BUCK!

TSR podcast Episode 100

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: More Bang For Your BUCK

 

Tim Notes:

 

Why can’t I make a post without getting attacked by every engineer on the planet? LOL My life….

 

Tekin motor work, Rotors and timing…

 

Yacht rock radio…. Ch 311

 

Axial update FB live feed was so weird I didn’t know these dudes

 

See’s candy why do you frustrate me so….

 

Liberty Tabletop flatware!

 

Chris makes people mad and it’s the funniest thing.

 

Ryan maifeild turn around on the No Name podcast

 

Music: Steve miller band Wild Mountain Honey

 

  • News items

 

 

RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

 

Tire Truer

On-road racers running foam tires are likely to have a truer in their pit boxes. When the foam donuts become worn or damaged, the surface can be renewed with a tire truer, a machine that operates in the same manner as a lathe.

 

Main topic

 

17.5 class, my car, first hits

Parkers car, TQ and the finals with parker

 

Prostock we have lost the fun a little chasing numbers

 

My day, the car goes straight again but what went wrong?

Running kids in first round and scaring them half to death

Running todd’s 1.6 car….

What I am in the finals? Chris and Tim and his 3.8v pack

Loose screws…. Leave it to me to not notice…

 

New Graphene pack is holy shit powerful… more to come

 

Dyno time short but to the point, dance with who brung ya

 

 

 

  • Featured Item of the week

 

New MaxAmps 70mph swag, New 70 mph Tshirt and 100 mph hoodie

 

 

Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Gruapner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas,  Team TSR and all the Fans!

April 10th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “You can’t be Champ if you have No Time.”

TSR podcast Episode 99

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: You can’t be Champ if you have no Time…

 

Tim Notes:

 

We raced! Thank you to all those that came out to watch, Jim conquest, Chris Verra, Shawn Rusin, Jason Flores of  Flow Packs (promote the flo pack)

 

Live Feed success, SDRA 51 entries (three screen view, a first in RC drag racing)

 

My day, Prostock, Promod, couple of test hits all good, car not fast enough but still managed TQ but I knew it was for a limited time.

Great car then I added 2 cells and all hell broke loose

 

Lots of work, not prepared really and lost to todd and actually lost to chris.

 

Lets talk rules

 

Running parker in testing was the best dad moment ever.

 

Parkers Day with the 17.5 rail (Class and car specs)

 

Rounds, TQ in qualifying and on to the win but it got a little weird and back to the rules we go.

 

Future plans for my cars and classes and for parker.

 

Next race promo

 

Tekin equipment show based on results from the race day. Data logger and rotor fun

 

Got all my Tekin equipment in and the rotors are awesome!

 

 

  • News items

 

Brian Kinwald RIP

 

RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

 

Tire Truer

On-road racers running foam tires are likely to have a truer in their pit boxes. When the foam donuts become worn or damaged, the surface can be renewed with a tire truer, a machine that operates in the same manner as a lathe.

 

Main topic

 

 

Facebook Questions

 

Joe Zaier Jr Now that the rcgp is on a streaming service that gets millions of viewers and that have legit pros can Tim Smith get excited about nitro racing

 

Joshua Barker As technology advances how long until we can just push a button and rely on AI or similar to run the best possible race/drag run. Along these lines as I am sure none of us see that as entertaining, at what technological point do we draw a line on what is acceptable at a race? As of now we can setup throttle curves, limit steering sensitivity, and range. Is the initial set up of a car going to be the only challenging aspect?

 

Joshua Barker How fast can you put together a race competitive setup?

 

Keenan K White Tim when can I get you on the podcast!!

 

Andrew Burghgraef Who's gonna win battlebots this summer?

 

Ryan Crowley back on the nprc scene, give us some thoughts in regards to motor combos and gearing for 132' drag racing!!! whats the magical tekin set up!? Any thoughts on the castle systems for this as well! Miss hearing you guys!!! Thanks!!!

 

Jeremiah Bacon Sahlberg What trans do u like more the scx10ii kit trans or the rtr trans

 

Chris Trudeau How about that Cliff Lett speed car TBT pic huh? Has current racing gotten TOO FAST? (Drag racing aside) the new debate on 21.5 vs 17.5 etc. Since you both don't really race (smirk in Matt's direction) are you plugged into the onroad and offroad scene to know if technology progression has perhaps moved faster than skillset development and is it up to the track owners or RD to control who races what class? (Classes like Novice/stock/mod used to be the standard as progression and stepping stone, now it seems each class now has separation of sportsman, vs expert vs pro, is this better for racing)

 

Kerry Adams What mks servo for the budget tamiya stock semi drag truck build I’m about to start?

 

Jeremiah Bacon Sahlberg I’m working on my drag car do they have a brushed motor class

 

Kevin Moore What got you guys into RC drag racing?

 

Jeffrey Horton What was your fastest car and what speed did it run

 

Jeffrey Horton Have you ever raced in any other RC events besides RC Drag Racing

 

Jon Carlson What do you think the power difference between the best brushed 27 turn roar stock motor and today’s best blinky 17.5 is?

 

Paul Donlan Tim. Any Updates on the Low-Low Project?

Matt. How is the skidoo?

 

Paul Donlan Todd get Tim and Matt into Boats

 

Jason Flores WILL Tim Smith EVER SPEEDRUN AGAIN ?

 

BRING YOUR SPEED CAR DOWN ON THE 6TH ILL SHOW YOU HOW TO TURN IT ON....HAHAHAHAHAHA

(Thought you maybe forgot...)

 

Kerry Adams What mks servo for a tamiya stock semi drag project. Budget budget budget project build

 

Fiona Cherokee No offense intended, I am an old rank amature RC enthusiast that started way back with a first run Tamiya Blackfoot at the ranch pit stop in Pomona and almost everything since. Yes I was asking about the inherited full scale projects

 

 

 

  • Featured Item of the week

 

Fiberglass reinforced strapping tape. From 4-10 bucks a roll, be a cool kid and get red!

 

Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Gruapner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas, MHD designs, Team TSR and all the Fans!

April 4th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC Podcast “Where you been RC Racer Man?” PART TWO

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Where you been Racer Man?  PART TWO

 

April 3rd, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Where you been Racer Man?” PART ONE

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Where you been Racer Man? PART ONE

February 14th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “ProStock Dyno Weekend!”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

2019 get out of my WAY Race Time is HERE again!

PROSTOCK DYNO WEEKEND

 

Tim Notes:

Happy New Year! Glad the old one is gone (dad, teeth, smashed eye…. What else?)

We ran the new track and it was awesome! (Details)

Drag racing starts Saturday~!

Ryan Mayfield and Mike Truhe are building promods they just don’t know that yet, sounds like a trip to AZ is in the works.

MKS Team bonanza! Welcome all the new teammates!

Careful what you post Timmy…. Unless you like 245 unread messages.

Went to the monster truck races! It was cold AKA Tim is a big baby

Skinner Tim

Everyone’s birthday is over, thank you because I am broke now…

  • News items

MIP and sponsorship, lets change it all! Finally~!

 RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

Crystal

A small interchangeable element in radio systems that determines what frequency that radio will operate on. You will find a crystal in the transmitter and in the receiver.

Main Topic

Prostock receiver pack info

Prostock and Tekin hit the dyno, it used to be slow but now…

 

What is your favorite word?

Least favorite word?

What turns you on?

Turns you off?

What sound or noise do you love?

What sound do you hate?

Favorite cuss word?

What profession would you want to be and not want to be?

 Facebook Questions

 Featured Item of the week

Tekin RS Pro Black Edition

 

Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Graupner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas, MHD designs, Team TSR and all the Fans!

December 14th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Red Cat Racing Jeff Johns”

Enjoy as we sit down with New President of Red Cat racing Jeff John along with Founder Darin Oreman, and COO Dan Sloan to find out about all the exciting things they have planned!

December 13th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “T’is the Season”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast 

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

Tim Notes:

 

 

Thank you Coy Roberts for filling in.

 

Christmas is here, what do you want?  MaxAmps Wraps, match your car why not?

**its been nearly a year of missing the old man

 

Cow RC pit mat deal, Order today or don’t it really doesn’t matter to me

 

Smashing an RC to pieces for a video… Why are we doing this and defending it is beyond me.

 

New drag strip is finally here

 

3D printing the learning curve begins

 

Christmas song:

Bashing through the snow,
In a MaxAmps powered Wraith

Over the fields we go
Wheelies all the way.

Cranking on the wheel
JConcepts griping tight

What fun it is to Drive and bash
An RC car tonight.

Oh RC cars RC cars you better get out of the way!
This thing will run 100 mph and hit you in the leg , Hey!

Merry Christmas~!

Jeff Johns leaves Axial and now all the roaches are scurrying around looking for a nut….lol

 

 

  • News items

 Worlds fun…..

Drake put a motor into Mayfield’s car, JQ called them out, Red’s dumps Mayfield because of it and supposable Tessman protested Ongaro’s car for using a Gyro (I have since been told that’s BS Tessman didn’t protest anyone)

Team Tekin? Why not!

 

RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

Fail Safe

If the transmitter’s signal is lost or interrupted a fail safe unit returns the servo to a predetermined position to avoid dangerous runaways. A battery failsafe is a safety feature which brings the throttle servo down to idle as a warning that the receiver battery’s voltage is getting dangerously low.

 

October 31st, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Mega Millions Show”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Pitch hitter Coy Roberts

 

Tim Notes:

 

I did not win the mega millions….

 

Cow RC pit mat deal, Order today or don’t it really doesn’t matter to me

 

I painted some bodies even if I hate doing it they seem to come out fun. AKA Glitter is fun and here is the combo, Spaz Stix candy, Krylon Glitter, More candy, Silver/chrome, white appliance paint sealer. And the trick of all the colored windows.

 

Invest in your promotion and buy some lights and a back drop.

 News items

 

 

RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

 

Comm Lathe

An electric motor’s commutator will wear over time. This lathe is used to cut thin layers of material until the surface is like new

 

Main topic

 

Surf city classic is over and it would appear everyone won first place in their class…..

 

Graced with RC putting on a drag race of sorts with crawlers

 

I got a new prostock motor and its Green of all things

 

Damage is just weakness leaving your car

 

Flo cap packs, more info to come.

 

Facebook Questions

 

 Featured Item of the week

Curved Lexan Scissors

They are about 10 bucks and made by all kinds of companies. Buy a set if you don’t already have them.

 Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Gruapner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas,  Team TSR and all the Fans!

 

October 10th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Let’s get back to RC (part 1)”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Let's get back to RC

 

Tim Notes:

Happy anniversary to me

New Euro truck for 150 bucks!

CowRC pit mat deal

Slot car racing, dear lord stage them and race already!

Sky Diving, how some people have hobbies that are pure torture to others.

Smashing an RC to pieces for a video… Why are we doing this and defending it is beyond me.

New prostock body, well kind of….

New drag strip is finally here, and I had to be an asshole to an asshole….

 

 

  • News items

 

RC Word of the Week “Brought to you by RC Driver Magazine”

Transponder

This is a small electronic device mounted in a race vehicle. It transmits a signal to a receiver located at the start/finish line. The receiver records a vehicle’s position and lap times during a race for scoring purposes.

 

Main topic

 Damage is just weakness leaving your car

 

Facebook Questions

 

  • Featured Item of the week

Curved Lexan Scissors

They are about 10 bucks and made by all kinds of companies. Buy a set if you don’t already have them.

Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Gruapner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas, MHD designs, Team TSR and all the Fans!

August 18th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Where you been Smiley?”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week:

Brought to you by the great people at MaxAmps

Where have you been Smiley?

 

Tim Notes:

New Teeth! What the HELL?!?! More doctors, more pain, more drugs and all the fun

Sorry to all I harassed after my appointments and drug induced fun, I should really stay off the internet….

When I was growing up I always thought the truck driver, mail man, machinist, butcher all wanted to do the jobs they had? Now that I am older it seems like no one is happy with their job and thinks they should be doing more or better and then we spend out lives feeling like losers…..

August is the month for speed, well I hope so anyways…. Cars need to be worked on and motors need to be changed.

No Axialfest for Tim this year and this saddens me for a number of reasons….. John Schultz leaves Axial….. now what?

Hey Tim, My Grampa talks about you a lot and says you are the fastest guy on the planet!

  • News items

 New ROAR President? Maybe its me??

 JConcepts new drag tires

RC Word of the Week brought to you by RC Driver mag

Locknut

A nut that uses a nylon insert in order to better grip the threads of a bolt or shaft and thereby preventing it from coming loose. It is used extensively for axles and other areas where nuts must stay secure, but it may need to be removed frequently for maintenance or repair.

Main topic

I keep buying cheap china crap from Facebook ads and I LOVE IT

New Drag strip and the first time running on it in a couple of years, (prepped tracks are a new breed when you have been gone for so long)

All the old and new faces.

And my prostock records its first 1.6 run!

Hey look I am the new MKS team manager!

NPRC Update

Facebook Questions

Casey Santos First hope all is ok in regards to the fires. But are you ready to move away from those...we can drag race all year long in Arizona

Richard Carter Hello Tim do a live show

Joe Zaier Jr Do you think liverc polls have an impact on the industry or are they a nice 2 minute distraction on a Monday?

Stephen A Nicholson Jr. Hahaha the points debauchery we had in Florida is a good subject lol

Nate Hauger Thoughts on running one car in two classes. For example a car like your 55 in street eliminator and either 2.50 index or all run.

Richard Carter Call in show

Mark Pavidis How fast do rc cars go

Darvione Huddleston Tim Smith did you do any major changes to the pro stock

Randy Krol In the video of your car going into the other lane, how much damage does a car have usually after a hit like that? Are they pretty strong when it comes to impact like that or are you rebuilding and retrimming the whole front end?

Jason Flores Tim Smith WHAT IS THE BEST STARTER PLATFORM TO GET INTO LOW CELL DRAG RACING?

AND HOW MUCH CAN YOU EXPECT TO PAY FOR A STARTER PROMOD PLATFORM ?

Joe Zaier Jr What kind of gyro do you use in your pro stock.

Napoleon Solo What’s going on with HPI? They going out of business or something?

Randy Krol With the fire going on I'm sure it's at a hault but how's your dad's truck going?

JP Sweeck What are your most fondest moments/memories you had in RC?

Desmond Dailey I got a plaque!!!!

Chris Trudeau Shout out to Matthew for his recent MBM Show and Randy . (Who BTW, I would vote for ROAR President in a Heartbeat)

What LHS do u frequent Tim and how often do you support the LHS vs your sponsors? Do you place special orders? What percentage of your hobby purchase is brick and mortar vs mouse click? How do you personally support the LHS, either thru promotion, purchases and other? What can your LHS do better and what are they doing right?

(In part, asking for a friend who is slowly taking over an LHS, and trying to draw in customers)

Desmond Dailey Is there any way to get a 3s castlev7700kv 2 pole caslte mm2 esc combo

Over 100mph in 132ft?

Michael Hahn Now that you have a track, when the boys with the large scale rides going to show up?

Joe Zaier Jr Here is a non rc question. What do you think Matt will look like when he hits his weight goals. Whenyou go through something like that you don't look like your old self. You don't look like a skinny version of your overweight self. You look like a third thing. Like I look like nosferatu

Josh Howard Did good at Lynnwood to fighting the gyro of this nitro motor.😁😁

Terry Kimbler · Friends with Ty Powers

Do you have any build/setup tips/tricks you’d be willing to share for someone building their first No Prep/Street Outlaw car?

John Linneman I bleave you said speed runs sometime soon? When can we expect it to go down

Jimmy Louis How high do RC cars go?

Richard Winkelman I have a gearing question but I think it is a little long winded . It is not a simple question.

Troy Schossow I have a new Tekin RS Pro Black to install in my 2s promod. I am going to run a 3.5 motor in it. How many and what size caps do you run and what do they attach to?

Rick Shepard I missed u lol. How close is the fire? What's your take on moxie the soda?

Alphie Adams Are you trying to set the record for the longest rc podcast episode?

Erich Reichert My question: When’s am ex-magazine guy/race promoter going to be on again!?

Chris Koller Tim Smith who got you into the hobby and at what age? Also where is this show, how do I listen?

Phillip Staab Is there anything better in RC than that racing these Street Outlaw cars?

Norris Graves Tim and Matt, I want to ask a questions about a radio setting. I would like to hear and understand Expo (Exponential). With both throttle and steering. I would like to know how it effect take off and any other keynotes. BTW I have had a few discussions with other and we didn't see eye to eye so I hope you can clear this up. :) YBB

Jeremy Drey When are you moving to Iowa? We got hay to bale and chores to do man.

Brian Smith When using Technology is that considered cheating or a handicap?????

  • Featured Item of the week

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Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Gruapner, CowRC, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas, MHD designs, Team TSR and all the Fans!

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