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

April 21st, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Adam Drake and his RC world”

TSR podcast Episode 88

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Guest Adam Drake

 

Tim Notes:

Trip to St Louis, first class is the best class of all.

 

Auctions are a thing of beauty to behold.

 

It pays to make friends AKA living a first class life on a premium budget

 

Went painting again and created four new masterpieces.

 

Posts about needing inspiration, or do you mean I have no creativity and want to steal your ideas?

 

Instagram and posts, Why I “like” your posts and what does it all mean…..

 

Hobbico get bought and Axial is saved

 

RC headsets, Who cares?

 

 

 

  • News items

 

Graced with RC hobby shop plug

 

John Schultz Has Matt got me price on plane ticket yet?

Tim you going to Proline By the Fire?

Tim you going to Axialfest?

Matt you going to Axialfest

Darwin Bohnke Tim and Matt are you going to be on one of the axial live videos?

Nate Hauger Are you coming to Texas in June to defend your title?!

Dennis Coleman Tim, on your RAE pro stock car do you ever move the adjustable rear axle carrier up or down to help with traction or is that pretty much a set it and forget it adjustment?

Shane Strong Matthew Howson don’t forget the b main plaque or take the bump question lol

Andrew Burghgraef Battlebots live live up to your expectations?

Ed Wellwood · How is Matt's plans for going to axial fest going.?

 

Main topic

Adam Drake:

 

 Joe Zaier Jr I get to ask more questions? I like this. 

Will Adam just drop out of rc like Matt Francis when he's done or will he stay in the rc industry?
How many emails from guys like me do you get a day about the mbx8? Like building questions and setup questions. Because I sent Adam at least 6.
Are you going to continue being a guest on podcasts or do you want to start your own?
Will Adam and jq ever be homeys?

Dustin Smith Whats his opinion on the resurgence of stadium truck and could he ever see a return of nitro stadium truck?
Also, is he having more fun now or was it more fun say 15 years ago?

 Chris Trudeau Does Adam "play" with any NON-RACE Rc cars? Crawler? Drifter? Boats? Etc...

 Jay Brazier Would you be able to explain and teach mid jump air car control, you see the top drivers wiggle the steering while jumping over jumps.
Would you be able to share your tire choice for each track condition.
And a huge thank you for all the tips and guides you put on YouTube

  • Featured Item of the week

Jigs up 39.99

NEW and improved version with "helping hand" and heat resistant phenolic resin insert!

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The Jigs Up holds the following connectors: Deans Ultra, Traxxas High-current, XT30, XT60, XT90, EC3, EC5, and Deans Micro.  It also holds 2mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, and 8mm bullet connectors.

 Thanks to:

MaxAmps, MKS Servos, Graupner USA, CowRC, Axial racing, Rotor Ron, Rudis Motorsports, Tekin, TSR Power Paste, Gone Bananas, MHD designs, Team TSR, Liberty Tabletop, RC Driver and all the Fans!

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April 18th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast Part One, a Little Tim and Matt time

TSR podcast Episode 88

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Guest Adam Drake

 

PART ONE: A little Tim and Matt time.....

Tim Notes:

Trip to St Louis, first class is the best class of all.

 Auctions are a thing of beauty to behold.

 It pays to make friends AKA living a first class life on a premium budget

 Went painting again and created four new masterpieces.

 Posts about needing inspiration, or do you mean I have no creativity and want to steal your ideas?

 Instagram and posts, Why I “like” your posts and what does it all mean…..

 Hobbico get bought and Axial is saved

 RC headsets, Who cares?

 Jenni’s sister update

  News items

 Graced with RC hobby shop 

 After year’s of rumours, news has reached us that Kyosho has been acquired by an investment fund with plans for a restructure of the business.

Sources in Japan point to a slow down in domestic sales as the culprit behind the “sluggish performance”. Japan’s Nikkei stock market published the news, announcing purchaser, Shinsei Bank’s plans to rebuild management by boosting expansion of Asian sales channels & customers in growth markets. Former President Aki Suzuki will serve on in an advisory role to the company whilst Katsumi Watanabe is already listed as President on Kyosho’s own website. Interestingly in the company milestone timeline, it reads, 2018: Kyosho “Reborn”.

RC Word of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver Mag)

Glitch
Otherwise known as radio interference, a glitch refers to a momentary lapse in signal transmission. There are external sources that cause glitches, (like overhead power lines,) but consistent glitching is most likely the result of something in the vehicle itself, such as metal-to-metal rubbing as you might find with control linkages.

Facebook Questions

Rick Shepard Tim are u ever gonna break the 200 mph mark?

Joe Zaier Jr I have a Matt questions this week. Are you getting a t6.1 even if you don't sell your t5?
Do you see a resurgence of stadium truck?
Do you think the stadium truck market is diluted with the release of a new slam pig (sct)? Is all of Canada like trailer park boys?

 Scott Robert Thoughts on the buyout of Kyosho?

 Jeremy Drey Will winter ever end? #MidwestProblems
What's the one RC you wish you had back. Mine is my Wraith.

 Chris Trudeau Do you play with "other" RCs, something outside the Crawlers, and dragsters, (and for Matt, Offroad?)
-Drift cars
-Boats
-Planes
ETC?
Any NON-RC hobbies, slot cars, rockets, models, painting (Tim ;) ) etc.

 

PART ONE, next up Adam Drake

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March 28th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast with Matt Olson of MIP with special guests Eustace Moore, Jr. and John Schultz

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Matt Olson of MIP with special guests Eustace Moore, Jr. and John Schultz

 

Tim Notes:

Power paste time of year

Rodney wills leaves Axial, What does this mean? We need to talk to him asap

Adam Drake got pushed out for Matt Olsen thanks to Aaron Bullock.

Battle Bots new 20-episode TV series April 3 through April 15 in Long Beach California

MaxAmps sponsored bots include ultimo destructo, Blacksmith, minotaur, Son of Wyachi, Witch doctor, fenrir, Whiplash, Sawblaze, Gigabyte.... I think thats it.

Weed, drinking and crawler debate

 

  • News items

 

Traxxas RC fun for under 130 bucks

Operation RC rebuild, Who would you do it if you were King?

 

RC Word of the Week

Monocoque

Type of construction having the skin act as the main structural member, with a relatively light internal structure. Wings and fuselages completely covered in sheet balsa are an example of monocoque construction.  46

 

Main topic

 

Matt Olson of MIP,

What have you been up to? Flying, racing, making MIP parts and getting your daily driver updated at the worlds greatest Off road shop Mike Duncan’s 4 wheel doctor

1/5 scale seems to be your things, are you in deep love and ignoring all other RC?

Whats in store for MIP this coming year?

Any truth to the rumor that maybe MIP and some other smaller companies might put in a bid for Hobbico?

Whats your plan, you are a young guy making your way in the world. Taking of MIP, building out your own brand or getting out of RC all together?

 

 

Facebook Questions

 

  • Featured Item of the week

 

http://www.miponline.com/store/mip18010.html

Thanks to:

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

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March 22nd, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Who are you? guest Jenni Smith”

TSR podcast Episode 86

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Who Are You?

Guest: Jenni Smith

 

 

  • News items

 

RC Word of the Week (Brought to you by Competition X magazine)

 

LED (Light-Emitting Diode)

Those little red lights you see on everything from speed controllers to chargers-even tail lights!

 

Main topic

London is falling and so is your cell phone….

Trade shows and crowded streets

Say Hi and good bye on those lifts

19 dollar pizza and not seeing the good stuff makes for a long week

Don’t leave that cell phone there…. The moment I nearly fell apart….. Talking myself out of technology

Some people are still awesome and Natalie ward you are one of them.

Long flights and lots of Star Wars

 

 

Do you know where you come from?

Jenni tells us her story of not knowing her father to finding him and a LOT more.

For your whole life you have only had a single black and white photo.

DNA spit tubes a road to the truth.

Finding uncles or are they??

Finding your dad and dealing with it all.

There is more, like three sisters and maybe a brother!

Making that first call, what did you expect to happen?

Sometimes a photo can tell the whole story, aka seeing your yourself in someone else

Now what?

 Facebook Questions

 

 Featured Item of the week

Gone Bananas skins Drag Tires

Thanks to:

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

 

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March 7th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Jay Kendall”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Jay Kendall of SOR Graphics

 

Tim Notes:

 RCDRL Jimmy memorial race, Jimmy’s daughter won prostock~! I was hopping for more videos and celebration

Tony runs a 1.59 in prostock but now it doesn’t matter….

Tyler and I did a couple test hits. The 55 update

First time for the promod and the 1 cell is still nasty

Going to London and its snowing… Anyone other there I need to meet?

Is social media the mind reading device we all hopped for?

 Girls on the show is the best!

 News items

JQ getting DQ for his mouth and other shenanigans Gyros at DNC LOL

 

RC Word of the Week

Locknut
A nut that uses a nylon insert 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.

 

BREAK: Girls beastie boys, MaxAmps

  Main topic

 Jay Kendall of SOR graphics.

 

 Facebook Questions

 

BREAK: Slayer South of Heaven

 

  • Featured Item of the week

Your Battery Buddy: Norris Graves online RC hobby shop and full service Speed Shop

 

Thanks to:

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

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February 22nd, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC and wives is a life of Balance”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Hosts: Tim Smith, Matt Howson

RC and Wives is a life of Balance

Tim Notes:

Being sick sucks…..

Valentines day and how we all married up!

Tim turns…. Ummm old….

The winter Olympics

Is social media the mind reading device we’ve always wanted?

Don’t water down racing with lots of classes, one class was the best when you started

Same goes for FB groups!

 

Butt hurt over a gyro, sorry you have no skill but how is that my fault

 News items

1up soldering iron

RC Word of the Week

Pitch

The measure on a pinion gear or spur gear of how many teeth fit per inch. On a 64-pitch gear, 64 teeth will fit within one inch; on a 48-pitch gear, 48 teeth will fit in one inch.

 

 Main topic

 Wife and RC, how do you balance them out.

  • Featured Item of the week

 

Shag Oil by Rotor Ron

“SHAG OIL” is an ultra light weight ball bearing oil that provides exceptional lubrication to high RPM bearings. Additionally, while it lubricates, it also purges the oil from the bearing. The result is lubricating film and lower drag. “SHAG OIL” works great for motor or ANY RC bearings. Bottle comes with needle applicator for precision application.

Every motor Rotor Ron tunes gets SHAG oil in it’s bearings, so if Rotor Ron swears by it, you should too!

Also comes with a free Rotor Ron sticker for your ride

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February 7th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC The Ship of Fools”

TSR Speed Shop RC Podcast

"RC The Ship of Fools"

 

Hosts: Tim Smith, Matt Howson

Tim Notes:

 We Got a TRACK

 Sabine RC Street racers, we don’t want no Track racers around here…. lol

 Some people can only post the shit and dirt of the world… Why?

 The internet…. These people that ask what motor is the fastest or what gear will give me the most top end…. What??

Admins and FB pages…. Its not a job it’s you enforcing your own ruled world….

 Kid advice about life and shitty people and bad experiences, the first time is shocking but dads here to tell you get used to it……

 Kpop, Who needs the SuperBowl?

 Super Nationals for 272.00 Let’s call it the fantasy trip…….

 4.35V per cell…. Wtf…..

 RCDRL tech day…. Huh??

 

 News items

 Reedy race winners, How did Ryan do??    The 2018 Reedy Race of Champions did not disappoint. Received a bag of swag when the event began with control tires, glue, decals and even an event specific car stand for the event. The racing was very tough in the invite class, the track layout was one to remember featuring three triple jumps. I fought until the end for the overall but came up short and finished tied for 3rd and received 4th after tie-breaker. Congrats to Dustin Evans on a great weekend earning the victory and Ty Tessman and Ryan Cavalieri 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
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Next event up, 2018 Dirt Nitro Challenge at the Fear Farm....can’t wait to burn some nitro.

 

LRP gone:  As reported by Red RC, LRP founder Jürgen Lautenbach announced the famed German brand will close on March 31, 2018. LRP filed for insolvency with the German court in May of last year but has failed to find an appropriate investor, and so the company will cease distributing Team Associated and Reedy products. Lautenbach’s statement concluded with his wish for a fresh start for LRP but did not suggest a timeframe.

Cody King, USA, joins Team Serpent off-road

 

RC Word of the Week

Foam Inserts

These inserts are used inside tires to help them retain their shape. Different densities are available for use on different track surfaces.

 

Main topic

We went out and did some NPRC Sunday….

You can never have enough testing. Tires, full no prep, Wheelie bar, Motor turn, rear tires.

Should I go to a faster motor?

JConcepts build in the future??

Facebook Questions

RC Car Action wants to do a podcast show with me….. This is how RC is like pro wrestling…..

Featured Item of the week

MOO-Slick NO.077: 10.99

    Fast drying silicone lubricant, protector, and release agent

    R/C safe formula outperforms and outlasts the competition

    Ultimate bearing, drivetrain, and suspension lubricant in one

    Uneffected by water or oils protects from rust and corrosion

    After run application protects pins, shafts, and bearings

    Heat stable to 400 degrees and will not freeze or melt

    Reduces regular maintenance and increases durability

    Available within the Continental United States only 

 

Mountain, Never in my life

World Party, Ship of Fools

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January 17th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC The Wonder Drug!”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Hosts: Tim Smith, Matt Howson

RC The Wonder Drug!

Tim Notes:

Hobbico files chapter 11, so what happens now?

Is RC going back to its beginnings?

Thank you to all the awesome people out there sending condolences.

AMA Show and could there soon to be a joint show for all RC?

 News items

 Dallas Mathiesen, the concurrent present of both EFRA and IFMAR since 2005, died on Saturday. He was 69 years old.

Mathiesen looked like a rock star from the 1980s, with a towering stature offset by a glowing smile, and was best known among the RC community for his patience in presiding over the industry’s most important events. Originally from Denmark but living for much of his life in Sweden, Mathiesen worked with troubled youth and the less fortunate in his community. He was a father and grandfather, and last posted to Facebook on Thursday, January 11, before flying to Great Britain to visit his daughter and grandchildren.

Tater, Honestly how can we get upset, what role models does he have….

 Mayfield out from MKS….. Wow what a shock…..

 Kinwald back to Team Lost, why should anyone care?

 RC Word of the Week

Ball Cup

A hollow plastic piece that snaps onto a ball end that provides a pivot point, usually for suspension movement. Using a ball cup/ball end assembly instead of a rigid system allows the car to absorb crash damage, so the ball cup will pop off instead of break. Ball cups are usually paired with turnbuckles for the ultimate in ease of use and assembly.

Main topic

The 55 and all its cool new add on parts thanks to Mike Hahn

Rear tire blues….

Track update:

Facebook Questions

 Featured Item of the week

TEKIN RSPRO  209.00

The RS PRO is back! This RS PRO Black Edition utilizes both hardware and software advances recently developed for our latest ESC lineup. With its industry-leading Ultra Low Resistance you can be sure that your motor is getting all the power you can give it. More power, smooth control and reliability you can count on: the RS PRO Black Edition is engineered for performance. Capabilities such as Data Logging and HotWire 3.0 Bluetooth Connectivity allow you fine tune your system and gain an advantage over the competition.

The RS PRO Black Edition was specifically designed for 1S-2S Spec Classes and Drag Racing to take full advantage of the ULR circuit design. ULR FlexWire is included with every Black Edition ESC. Pair the RS PROs with a SPEC-R motor for the ultimate Ultra Low Resistance system

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January 4th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “No One Ever Said Life Would Be Easy….”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

No One Ever Said Life Would Be Easy....

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

Tim Notes:

RIP Dad,

 The Ford truck build begins!

 

Hunting in California

New Bright car comes to the TSR Speed Shop

RC car action getting their weekly content fill from Timmy!

Aaron Waldron piece on how he feels we don’t post correctly…. What a socal snowflake..

All these people don’t DO RC, Lets name off the ones that do.

New Music and how I have no idea what its about….

Seeing Todd’s latest burn out video and running my car reminds me how all these gear box guys have a big problem now…. You are all about to be exposed!

Give away, lets do this already!

Boat guys and why are they a….. clown force of stupid

  • News items

 Facebook post of the week: The magnet mounts, 13K views……

 Jim Schauer, RIP…..

 RC Word of the Week

 Wheelbase

The distance between the front and rear axles of a car. A longer wheelbase gives a bit more stability, while a shorter wheelbase gives quicker turning and better acceleration, because the weight of the car is closer to the wheels (in relation to the long axis).

 Main topic  Guests: Tyler and Todd

 Street Outlaw build, body, mounts and all the pieces

 Rules and those they upset

 NPRC the explosion and growth

 Our local track situation and some Facebook Fun

 Facebook Questions

 Featured Item of the week

Parma Short Course car bodies:  45.00

 At least 12 muscle car bodies to choose from!

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December 14th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “Coy Roberts” The NPRC Explosion

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Hosts: Tim Smith, Matt Howson

Guests: Coy Roberts

Title: The NPRC explosion

Tim Notes:

 New Music and how I have no idea what its about….

 Tim goes to management school (libraries and the 18 dollar cheese burger)

 Hitler photo…..

 Christmas lights are done.

 Everything you believe about yourself is made up and you are the author.

  News items

  

RC Word of the Week

Punch

In RC terms, this means the same thing as acceleration. Driving full punch means you are on the throttle all the time!

Main topic

The Street Outlaw build, Parts and pieces: Body, Wheels, Tires, Motor, Esc

Street Outlaw  Rules Lets say them all together now.

                Nitro and Electric…..

 

NPRC, I didn’t even know I was going to wake up and start a racing group….

Coy Roberts of the AZ rc club

 

Facebook Questions

  • Featured Item of the week

 

Proline: Primes rear tires.  25.46    (8247-03)

                Height: 3.87”

                Width:  2.08”

This is a pair of Prime Stadium Truck Tires. Many indoor off-road race tracks have turned to carpet or pure clay style dirt in search of ultimate traction, eliminating the need for traditional treaded tires. Pro-Line’s all new Prime tires are targeted directly at racers currently running full “slick” tires, saving them from having to grind treaded tires down while delivering improved performance.

Pro-Line’s Prime tires feature unique grooves that add traction and stability when the track is freshly watered or when there is a slight layer of thin dust that would cause a traditional “slick” tire to spin. The raised treaded portion of the Prime tire has a distinctive rough surface texture similar to a ground “slick” tire and makes the Prime tire have the maximum performance right out of the package.

Don’t settle for anything less than Prime Performance with Pro-Line’s new Prime tire for Stadium Trucks!

 

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