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

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

Get your MaxAmps.com "Dickies" style Work Shirt today.  These shirts are very good quality.  Features a large "MA" logo on the back and a smaller MaxAmps.com logo on the chest. Just 19.99

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!

June 28th, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Let’s Get Back To Drag Racing!”

TSR podcast Episode 91

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week:

Back to the race track, What do you need?

 

Tim Notes:

 

No prep cash day race recap

 

 

  • News items

 

CKRC closes

 

Jconcepts fox body mustang hits the streets!

New none 3D printed wheels and drag tires!

 

Axial racing 1969 chevy blazer!

 

Rotor Ron 720 setup station

 

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

 

Toe Angle

When seen from above, a car’s front wheels will point inward when the steering trim is set to neutral. Applies to the rear wheels as well. This provides some degree of stability. Too much toe angle will slow you down.

 

Main topic

 

New Drag strip, what are we running, what do we need to take for a day of drag racing.

 

Time to make a plan, or are we just here to have fun?

What cars

How many batteries

Chargers and equipment (tire warmer, paste board, soldering iron…)

Tables, chairs, power, shade, tools, pit mats

Tires, bodies

 

 

Facebook Questions

 

  • Featured Item of the week

 

 

MKS 9767 servo 92.99

SKU

MKS-HV9767

Dead Band

0.001ms

Working Frequence

1520μs / 333hz

Operating Voltage

5.5 ~ 8.4 V DC Volts (2S Lipo un-regulated)

Operating Speed (6V)

0.090s

Operating Speed (7.4V)

0.074s

Operating Speed (8.4V)

0.070s

Stall Torque (6V)

6.8kg/cm

Stall Torque (7.4V)

8.5kg/cm

Stall Torque (8.4V)

9.4kg/cm

Gear Type

Chrome-Titanium alloy gear

Weight

38.55g

 

 

 

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!

June 22nd, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Two Chains in the House”

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week: Two Chains Scalers~!

 

Tim Notes:

 More Gyros in speed run and drag racing and the people who use them… and act like they don’t.

 Axilfest, free shows everyday

 What kv do I need? It’s just math there should never be a question of what to run. 

 We race again soon thanks to Ken Jones but could there be even MORE drag racing

 RC Drag talk doing a no prep cash day race.

 Iranian dudes sliding cars all over the highway

 Back filling a JConcepts Nova body and then posting it up… don’t worry that wont lead to a lawsuit

 NPRC, how I have neglected my child….. Sorry I had no idea this would happen….

 News items

Cody King……

 RC Word of the Week

 Pitch

In its simplest terms, this refers to the size of a gear’s teeth. For instance, a 32-pitch pinion gear has larger teeth than a 48-pitch gear. The number represents how many teeth per inch.

 Main topic

 Two Chains in the house!

 Facebook Questions

  

  • Featured Item of the week

MKS 9767 servo 92.99

SKU

MKS-HV9767

Dead Band

0.001ms

Working Frequence

1520μs / 333hz

Operating Voltage

5.5 ~ 8.4 V DC Volts (2S Lipo un-regulated)

Operating Speed (6V)

0.090s

Operating Speed (7.4V)

0.074s

Operating Speed (8.4V)

0.070s

Stall Torque (6V)

6.8kg/cm

Stall Torque (7.4V)

8.5kg/cm

Stall Torque (8.4V)

9.4kg/cm

Gear Type

Chrome-Titanium alloy gear

Weight

38.55g

 

 

 

Thanks to:

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

May 31st, 2018    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast: Total Waste of Time

TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

Tim Notes:

Have I lost my will to RC?

 

I thought I could pee on my own 

Let me just lay here for a minute

Emergency room, bear giving me an EKG

Needle in the head and the fun of stitches

The fun of the multi color face

Someone please take my stitches out....

 

Guinness world records, is it time again?

 

More Gyros in speed run and the people who use them… and act like they don’t.

 

Jimmy Louis and RC car action article on No Prep Racing  Shout out to everyone making it happen

 

Matt finally got his MKS hat!!  

 

Got out and did a little drag racing and met a bunch of awesome people. 

 

We Drag race again thanks to Ken Jones

Rick sends me foam tires for the 55 and the world nearly ends….

 

  • News items

Live rc and dead rc, Aaron Waldron 

 

 

RC Word of the Week

 

Camber

This refers to the angle of the tires in relation to the ground, as seen from the front and rear of the vehicle. Zero camber (90 degrees) refers to tires that are exactly perpendicular to the ground. Tires leaning toward each other have negative camber, while tires leaning away from each other have positive camber. A general rule of thumb is to have a slight bit of negative camber and to be sure both tires maintain the same camber angle. For the most part you should always avoid positive camber.

 

Main topic

 

 

 

Facebook Questions

 

Joe Zaier Jr Tim, did you invent the flux capacitor yet after hitting your head on the toilet?

 

Joe Zaier Jr Who is your least favorite writer/ announcer at live rc. Past or present

 

 

Rick Shepard On the nprc car do u lock the diff or run a heavy oil. Also shock oil weight? Did u find a runway yet?

 

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 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

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 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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