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

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


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


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


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!


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


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!



December 7th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “Street Outlaw build rules”

TSR podcast "Street Outlaw build rules"


Tim Notes:

Facebook lives over the years, some of you are out of your minds….

New spot to drag race!!

Post of the Week.

Abandon RC track, Car action getting in on the fun and taking a beating like they deserve…

Competition X free give away everyday!

  • News items



RC Word of the Week

Traction Compound
A liquid substance applied to tires to enhance traction.

Main topic

 No Prep Street Outlaw rules

 Facebook Questions

 Featured Item of the week

Chuck Works RC slash chassis

Slice SCT


Mid Motor chassis kit for the Taxxas Slash 2WD

This chassis is the ultimate mid motor conversion you can do to your 2WD Slash.  This new design is just awesome.  With a new rear bumper mount that fits all the aftermarket bumpers out there.  And it has an extra mounting hole that works with my new rear wing mount.   Or you could use it as a hard mount for whatever you want to add.  The new floating trans design works very well with side frames that connect to the rear shock tower.

This chassis will let your Slash put a woopin on any short course truck out there.  And it does it all with the same strength and reliability of the Traxxas parts us uses.


November 30th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “Alphie Adams, RC Dirt Oval”

TSR Speed Shop RC Podcast

Presents: Alphie Adams, RC Dirt Oval

Host: Tim Smith, Matt Howson


Tim Notes:


Made in the USA flatware the predental choice


Building a Street Outlaw rc drag car


This drag racing body thing has to be wrangled in doesn’t it? Or is it pure street and I need to accept it……..


The RC style list, Oh how its grown!


  • News items

Cody King interview with a big announcement

Mark speaking his mind about where is has been and where he is going in RC


  • RC Word Of the Week


Used in electric motors to refer to the shellac coated wire that makes up the electromagnetic component. When a current is passed through the winding a magnetic field is created and usually "focused" by wrapping it around an iron metal core to increase its field strength.


 Facebook Questions:


RC Dirt Oval with Alphie Adams


 Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps hoodie, 24.99

Get your MaxAmps.com Hoodie today.  These sweatshirts are very good quality.  Features a large logo on the front and a smaller "MA" logo on the upper back.


November 22nd, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “Pumpkin Spiced RC”


TSR Speed Shop RC podcast: Pumpkin Spiced RC!

Tim Notes:

Blown motor and the fun that my car crash still keeps giving me

My wife’s friends and their in-depth engine knowledge……

 Chris Vierra giving me the business because I am too busy… well he is right

 Scalers, Scalers everywhere but they all look like Axial knockoffs…..

 Off-road racing the white supremacy of RC?

 Grandpad, a ipad for old people

 RC drivers email signature, you have to be kidding me I don’t need to know every local race you ran in……

 CA glue your fingers and can’t open your phone

 TSR team driver trying to get the hat trick with the ladies

 Loop is Live with Jeff (I like this show, well I liked that episode at least)

 Fuck cancer, We love you Jessica


 Styles of RC:, Drag racing, dirt drags, crawler, scaler, drifter, truck pull, dirt oval, paved oval, quad copters, planes and helicopters, speed runs

 News items

 Cody fired from hot bodies because he was too drunk to make qualifying……

 Cole Ogden, is he going to fill the hole Cody King left at HB?

  • RC Word Of the Week

A condition when the front edge of both tires are closer together than the rear edge of both tires. Toe-in will make a car more stable under acceleration but decrease turn-in steering.Toe-in


Facebook Questions:


  • Featured Item of the week

November 14th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, The Graupner X8-E kids!

TSR podcast " This That and the other, The Graupner X8-E kids!

Tim Notes:

Tim gets rear ended, and not in the good way…….

X8E radio

WiFi esc and the fun it can bring to your life, Graupner free hats!

 Dirt oval, and the new listener

 Car Action doing a little ripping off and then I get dragged in

  29 dollar suit

 Untucking shirts, use discount code “Fabric” to get 20% off

 News items


  • RC Word Of the Week


The shaft used to transfer power from a transmission outdrive to the drive axle. Because of the roll pins found at each end, the finished product resembles a dog bone.

 Facebook Questions:

 The John Schultz night

 Main Topic

 Graupner X8-E transmitter

 Graupner Discount code: TSRSPEED

 Featured Item of the week

J Concepts, 1966 chevy Nova II   51.00

10.75" width & 13" wheelbase
Fits – custom SCT trucks

Two-piece rear wing for street elimination competition
Decal sheet with Chevy, Nova, Super Street and JConcepts badges.



October 24th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, “RC The Great Divide”

Tim Notes:

Wild fires aka Tim’s 6 hour driving day… that turned into Tim’s greatest work day ever!

Fear farm closing due to no permits, The fall out and mad people is a fun slice of this insane world.

Mark Pavidias canned from AKA

Rails in no prep, I want to hate it but I guess what does it matter

Matt gets a new X8E and starts the learning curve out strong.

Tylers RC drag talk,

Matt wins another new car

Matt Hawkinson paint jobs for the kids!

JConcepts new Nova body


 News items


 RC Word Of the Week

Current Limiter: An adjustment on an ESC to limit the current that the motor can draw during acceleration. This eliminates high, inefficient current spikes and reduces wheel spin.


Facebook Questions:


Drag Bike, Roberts body panels and more, no prep (wheel base 10.5-11 depending on front rake)


  • Featured Item of the week


Black Widow Pro-stock 1s Drag Bike  265.00 (RCDRL members get 15 bucks off)

The wait is over - we talked about a bonus chassis we have been working on a lot and now its here.


-2.5mm Quasi Carbon fiber ( Highest Grade multi layered 45 & 90 degree layered carbon fiber you can buy )

-Stream Line design with integrated wheelie bar

-Rock solid frame no twist or tweak design

-Adjustable wheelie bar system with large dia bearing and elongated slots design

-Designed for up to 2" rear Wheel (Trimming is needed on each side of 2" wheel by 1/16") 1.75" is recommended

-Belt drive system configured for pro-stock track racing

-1s battery tray

-set up for- 2.5T motor in combo with 1s battery and ESC

-Center mount servo for push and pull dual bearing pivot steering.

-Esc mount plate with vent slots for center line weight balance mounting closest to motor for short low Resistance wires

-Interlocking design into side rails for no flex / Twist ( this bad boy is solid ) upper servo plate ,lower battery plate and esc plate Just like our Black Widow chassis line.

-Servo plate has battery wire holes for quick unplug of cables. Routed clean and neat.

-Comes with 2" Plastic rim with large dia o dense o ring

-Triple tree springer front end pivots on 2 bearings for smooth steering. ( replace spacer with springs for up and down front travel)

-First ever adjustable feature of rake and trail front forks


October 5th, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, I Won’t Back Down

Tim Notes:

In and Out burger day!

Justin and painting Drunk

Wine tasting fun, AKA chick pick up zone

RC Newb FPV system for under 100 bucks

Eagles get over it on Netflix

Driving over an RC rig, WTF

 Matt runs sub 2.0 at 74 mph!


  • News items

 Arrowmax belt grinder

 AKA announcing a win that happened months ago, I guess with so many races no one really knows when anything is so why do of them matter?



  • RC Word Of the Week

Endpoint Adjustment

This radio feature adjusts the length of servo travel in one direction (a single channel will have adjustments for two endpoints). If your car or truck can make a tighter left hand turn then it can a right hand turn, endpoint adjustments can correct the problem by allowing you to adjust the servo to travel the same distance in both directions. Endpoint Adjustment featured radios are recommended for cars and trucks with Nitro engines….it allows you to set the Carburetor and Brake settings just right.


Main Topic:

 FB Questions

 Matt’s drag race world


  • Featured Item of the week

 TSR Power Paste, Light, Medium and Heavy, 8 bucks a bottle and made to get your tires to stick


August 31st, 2017    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, Jose and the MiniPro Dyno

Tim Notes:

Computer hacked

Speed run 2 cell packs, the rossa shit show

Street outlaws New Orleans stupid way of talking, it’s like fear the walking dead as compared to walking dead

CowRC mat check list idea 

New Cap packs to test

 John Schultz no prep event, Todd wants that shot at the top spot

 The Dyno!

 News items


  • RC Word Of the Week


 A pre-programmed feature that helps limit problems caused by radio interference. The system dictates a set position that the servos should return to (usually neutral) in the event of prolonged radio interference. This can help to prevent crashes by preventing temporary commands from being continued, and is included in most PCM radio systems.

 Facebook Questions:

 Joe Zaier Jr Do you try to eat decent when you're out of town racing

 Jeremy Drey You spoke about "loading up a motor" in a previous show. Not just pointing it straight and nailing the trigger. Can you elaborate further?

 Justin Frazier What is the current RC motorcycle record that is considered legit? Open class if there is such a thing. Not a 2 cell bike.

 Steve Pond How fast does it go and how much does it cost?

 Nate Hauger Do you use a set-up station, like for on-road cars, with the Rudis/RAE chassis? How do you check to make sure it's perfect?

 Aaron Bullock When can we get a Steve Pond interview... ??

 Daniel Gallardo What happened with the website you were going to make that was going to have all the rc records? Did I miss it?

 Desmond Desmond Where should the timing be put on the trinity d4 2.5 for max top speed

 Darwin Bohnke What about your idea of speed run on dirt?

 Main Topic:

 Jose and his Amazing MINIPRO dyno (miniprousa.com) 


 Sept 23rd….. drag racing returns to socal

 Featured Item of the week

MiniPro dyno  369.00

This is a universal motor dynamometer (dyno) that measures the rpm, kv, voltage, current draw, power and torque output of a electric motor. This dyno is great tool for motor analysis, ESC (boost) adjustment, brushless sensor adjustment, gearing calculation, etc. The dyno is coupled to a 540/550 motor or a Outrunner motor via a pulley and belt to accelerate the inertial mass. We will call this a ‘flywheel’ for simplicity. Our electronic board takes the flywheel’s inertia (resistance of an object to a change in its state of motion), measures the rate it takes to accelerate and calculates the output power and torque of your motor. Our dyno repeatedly measures and calculates power in small increments to produce an accurate graph on a PC of the engine’s power characteristics.


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