TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

The only RC podcast you’ll ever need, We cover all types of RC from the novice to the paid pro

June 4th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast; Clear your Schedule kids Tim is Coming to Town!

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Clear your schedule kids, Tim is coming to Town!

 

Tim Notes:

How was that in and out burger?

High ranking military dudes got he cred on there shirt we all have to buy nice things to prove we are someone lol!

I did the no name podcast and was really off my game in a major way…. My apologies

 

 

  • News items

Now available, the new RS GEN3 and RS SPEC GEN3 speed controllers! We've updated the hardware on both units with new components including our next generation FETs and solder posts. On-road or off-road, the RS Series

 

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

Peak

The point at which a battery no longer accepts a charge. Energy is then converted to heat that is potentially hazardous and can be damaging to the battery pack.

 

Main topic

Testing day at the SDRA drag strip.

Dust Devils beware!

The tekin power makes its debut

The dyno still tells the truth apparently even when I doubted it

Track vs dyno spread sheets, rpm avg and the new tune.

3D wheels so light and nice I better get 4 sets!

MaxAmps cells, how long can I keep it a secret?

Things are better with friend’s aka Todd’s day at the track

Where do I go from here? Well Texas I guess,

The Texas trip took a crazy turn this morning, meet your new dad

Speed run car, oh yeah, we played with that.

 

Facebook Questions

 

Jeremy Drey Soldering Question. Do you use any flux when tinning wires or just solder?

Did either of you try the 1up Iron. I bought one, ran it off my Graupner PowerSupply, and honestly I wasn't that impressed although I may just still suck at soldering. 

Pete Phillips Interested to hear plans for Texas!

Bryan Daniels Any setup tips when using an rs pro w/17.5 spec-r in a promod chassis?

Desmond Dailey Do you prefer a sidewinder rail chassis or inline rail chassis???

 

 Featured Item of the week

 

Tekin Gen 3 2.5 brushless motor

Tekin’s third generation motors are re-engineered from the ground up resulting in a smaller, lighter and faster sensored motor. On Road or Off, the new GEN3 handles the task in stride, delivering the smooth power across all RPMs that you’ve come to expect from a Tekin motor. Much more than a re-hash and new look, the GEN3 Redline Sensored Motor is now ready for any situation and able to create the speed you need to win.

 

The GEN3 21.5T, 17.5T and 13.5T are available in an RPM version as well as the standard versions. Designed for applications where higher RPM is more beneficial than torque, these motors are perfect for 1/12 and touring car racing classes.

 

The GEN3 modified group of motors are custom tuned with rotor sizes to give you the performance needed for your application. The 21.5T down to 8.5T group come standard with 12.5mm performance rotors and the 7.5T to 2.5T group are equipped with a 13mm rotor for that extra torque needed in modified racing.

 

Thanks to:

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

May 22nd, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “And you didn’t think there was anymore to say”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week:

Tim Notes:

Vegas baby, Matt and I finally have face to face love.

Off Vegas living!

Todd and Chris = BBQ fun times, The wine she did flow

Gifts for Matt, bodies, shirts and love

Wife’s and parents made it even better “Rick a man among men”

Street/parking lot racing and the cool free gifts just for showing! I only took the 1 cell but it was a good time.

This is the example of why we say we can go anywhere and rip off passes.

Matt makes his first 1 cell hit

New MaxAmps 1 cell packs

New tires, new oil and all tinted windows!

Jconcepts sends all kinds of fun stuff!

5 days off and now I am lost at work….. I have a real issue taking time off and it’s a concern.

  • News items

 Proline by the fire

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

Lean

When the needles on the carburetor are set such that the engine is not getting enough fuel, this is referred to as running lean. Running too lean may help fuel economy and appear to make the vehicle run better; however, it is also a sure way to shorten the life of the engine.

 

Main topic

 

I built a 1 cell speed run car.

Whats in it?

Where did that chassis come from?

Lets talk power

Where you going to run it?

Ok how fast can it go?

Is there a point to going that fast?

 

Facebook Questions

 

 

  • Featured Item of the week

Thanks to:

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

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!

 

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