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 13th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC is KING”

TSR podcast Episode
“RC is KING”
Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

• Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Let’s talk tires for street outlaw, Tires I have tried and wheels

Street Outlaw motor fun, from 2 pole to 4 pole and back to 2 pole

Accept your own responsibility, but tim its more fun to push it off on you…..

Diff lube, Shock oil, Balance and sway bars.

New body and its lovely

• News items

Vegas no prep cash buy in race (100.00) Feb 29th check out RC drag talk for more info
RCDRL Louisiana is no more and the story is…..
Adam the new MKS manager!

• RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)
Shock Piston
A small plastic, brass or nylon disk that travels up and down inside an oil-filled shock body. It uses a hole or holes to regulate the rate at which the shock compresses and rebounds.

 

Main Topic:

 

FACEBOOK questions

 

Featured Item of the week

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Popular battery for Traxxas TRX4 TRX-4 Crawler.
Note: We also include the pictured 10awg charge lead in addition to the main power lead to allow for easy balance charging on any Hobby-grade charger that uses JST-XH balancing taps. The charge lead will come with the same plug you choose for your main lead.

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

February 1st, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Fallout”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Episode 109
“The Fallout”
Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

 

• Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

I got hacked and out come the cry baby tattle tails

Jenni Update
Kitty update

The fallout from opening my mouth last show.
So many messages and most I never replied to….
Who reached out and who didn’t?
Peoples advice and how to handle this deal, maybe I need to give more detail.

Let’s talk tires for street outlaw, Tires I have tried and wheels

I painted another body, JC Chevelle… I was bored and I don’t really think its rad but lets give it away maybe? Pay for shipping and its yours. Heck I’ll even sign it for you.

It’s hard helping people when I must bring them from zero drag race knowledge to three years down the road…

I got a apple watch and so far its making me sad….

• News items

Vegas no prep cash buy in race (100.00) Feb 29th check out RC drag talk for more info

• RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)
Shock Piston
A small plastic, brass or nylon disk that travels up and down inside an oil-filled shock body. It uses a hole or holes to regulate the rate at which the shock compresses and rebounds.

Main Topic:

Tekin Pro4 motors for the street outlaw, Ty sent me the whole line!
So far I have tested the 5800, and 3500 I have a test plan for no prep motor selection basically find the motor that doesn’t murder the tires on the hit and still lets me add enough timing to make mph.

Welcome Tyler and Todd to team Tekin

 

Featured Item of the week

Tekin Pro2 short course 4 pole motor
Tekin's PRO2 Motor defines power and control for your 2WD Short Course Truck, 4WD Buggy and many other 1:10th scale applications. Utilizing the proven design of the T8 1:8th scale motor, the Tekin PRO2 delivers torque and produces the smooth power you demand for 2WD Short Course. Specifically designed with kV ranges to accomodate 2S and 3S LiPo power systems, 1:10th Short Course just got better. No other 1:10th scale motor on the market can deliver 2WD power like the PRO2. Get a Tekin PRO2 motor and never look back! Designed for use with the RX8 GEN3 ESC.
Voltage Limit: 5800kV - 2S LiPo 5100kV - 2S LiPo 4100kV - 2S LiPo 3500kV - 3S LiPo 149.00

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

January 12th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Hello or Goodbye they both sound fine to me”

 

TSR podcast Episode

“Hello and Goodbye”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

  • News items

  

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Shock Piston

 A small plastic, brass or nylon disk that travels up and down inside an oil-filled shock body. It uses a hole or holes to regulate the rate at which the shock compresses and rebounds.

 

Main Topic:

 

Featured Item of the week

 

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.  24.99 each

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

December 22nd, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Christmas Time is HERE!”

TSR podcast Episode 107

“Christmas Time, We Love You”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

HOHOHO! Merry Christmas

 

Heath giveaway (Question Time)

 

Tim Notes:

 

Hey Tim why are you so mad at the internet? Why can’t I say what I want?

Lets get Tim in trouble…. I mean seriously I am 51 years old.

MKS Team Time

Missing the old man

 

  • News items

 

Graupner going out of business? Nope

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Dual Rates

 This refers to a switch that regulates the sensitivity of transmitter control input. This is a useful function for many beginners, who tend to over-control their vehicles.

 

Main Topic:

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~!

Season review, 17.5, street outlaw and prostock

 

2020 what’s the plans?

Sponsors (tekin, MaxAmps, MKS, Graupner)

Thinking about a new chassis to run.

I need to do dyno testing and find some more power.

 

Christmas Song

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC,  All you awesome fans, We love you all! 

Merry Christmas!

November 24th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast The Holidays are back and so are We!

TSR podcast Episode

“Holidays are back and so are We”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

  

Tim Notes:

 

Christmas flatware from liberty tabletop oh how I love you! And free stuff for Timmy

 

Jeff Phiefer sending much love.

 

Public service announcement:

Don’t walk after your car on a run….

You can’t touch your car once its staged

You have to stage your own car… What the heck is going on here?

 

 

Ty Campbell and his sweet ass street outlaw

 

The street outlaw thing might actually be getting bigger!

 

Johnathan Schultz winning big at the cash day in a new Reflex

 AMA and the proline drag race, Let’s talk about it some (oh wait that’s the last one.)

 JConcepts new belted drag tires, beta testing fun

 Belted tires? Lets talk about the evolution of the street outlaw tires and how little I seem to know about it all.

 

 News items

 

 Some dude punches another dude in the face…. Off-road you bunch of babies….

 New Yeah racing lightweight digital scale… Is this really where it has gone.. and you wonder why I can’t consider RC companies real companies…

 

 

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Zip Tie

 A term commonly used for plastic cable wraps because of the zipping sound it makes when tightened. A good pit box will always have several sizes buried among the hex wrenches and dead glow plugs.

 

 

Main Topic:

 I won 17.5 the last two races and now what have I done……..

Tim wins the 17.5 class with parkers slow motor…. Could it be the weight of it all

I am running too many classes and that has to stop

Me and the kid tied for first… Now what am I going to do with one race left?

 The prostock is dead but it has been brought back as a 17.5 car and its Awesome!

 17.5 Let’s go down the list of what it takes to build one and why they are so dang fun.

 

 

Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps mah 7.4v 2 cell lipo battery, 79.99   200 grams  12 awg deans ultra wire, True 150C

 

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, Gone Bananas racing skins, RAE chassis, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

October 8th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “It Only Gets Better From Here”

TSR podcast Episode

“It Only Gets Better From Here”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

First Instagram negative comments

 

Don’t like truth? Well this is not the show for you… super blues

Don’t shoot the messenger

 

Kids do we really want to talk about this?

 

Battle bots, I love this show why don’t we ever talk about it?

 

New job, am I really that awesome?

 

Painting parts on your car is not an upgrade, just sayin

 

Dyno Days. I hate software

 

Dear lord cut your wheel wells out kids!

 

News items

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Differential

 A differential is a unit that transfers power from the input to output shafts. The differential, or “diff,” enables the outside wheel of a vehicle to spin faster and travel farther than the inside wheel during a turn.

 

Main Topic:

Street outlaw build, all the parts and fun

Earlier test results, She is a beast on the street for a 2 cell rubber tire car.

Data logs and shocks maybe even a sway bar

The fifty Five is no more, thank you for all you have done.

New tires, testing and last minutes smashing of the new car…..

Take it to the track and see if it will win….

 

Race run down:

17.5 car, 2.01 but mister out of town drops a 1.9 But Weight there is more!

Lets go to the finals and then red lite it away,  James Gallation

 

Street Outlaw car, it runs nice and seems to be quick. As the day goes on it gets quicker and I didn’t change a thing.

Nice to win one with a car that should have never made it to the race track. 2.31 at 57 mph will do it.

 

Prostock, what am I going to do with it?

 

 

 

Featured Item of the week

 

DE Racing Street Outlaw tires, in clay compound with foam inserts, 26.95 a set

Product Code: DER-OSR3-C1

 

 Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, Gone Bananas racing skins, RAE chassis, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

September 20th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Normal World”

TSR podcast

Episode “Normal World”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

Having girls and watching them get older.... first dates 

 

Why does our sound suck so bad……… Time for a full reboot

 

Painted two bodies (super J and Chevelle)

Dan shrivener doing rc right by giving his set up for 17.5 tip my hat

 

 

Test and Tune day 

 

Parker slower I don’t know why

 

My servo died and I don’t know why in the 17.5

 

The Prostock ran ok but the track was super hot so I only made a could passes on a test set up that was not fast.... 

 

you win some you lose some

 

 

 

  • News items

 

Word on the street is….. Cody King out as team manager at Kyosho…… Started Aug 2nd and gone as far as I know (our sources)

 

 

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

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.

 

 

Main Topic:

 

Super nationals run down

Tornados, rain, lots of people and fun. Go A to B at a big race you win

 

Texas super nationals 

 

 

Lipo fires and the art of putting them out by hand.....

 

Smoking and drinking with the kids! Awww RCDRL you bring the fun.

 

Staging time limit

 

Staging cars for people wtf?

 

team mates talking shit..... 

 

over charging lol

 

RCDRL loosing their track being there too long?

 

So many drunk people is this really family fun?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Item of the week

Proline Super J body 39.00

This is a Super J Pro-Mod Drag Car body. Introducing our first-ever body dedicated to the ever-growing SC Drag Racing class! This is a full-blown Pro-Mod Drag Racing body based off the ultra-successful, 215mph+  “Super Henry J” door slammer sponsored by Kaeser Compressors

 

 

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, Gone Bananas racing skins, RAE chassis, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

 

August 29th, 2019    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Jump”

Battle bots bot name: Death Roll Toll

RCDRL Taking over the instant green race for the Super Nationals, What happened?

Prostock is dead and I am beyond sad…

I cant make it to Texas for the supers, anyone want a round trip first class ticket?

 

Quit your job,, sure that’s not stressful.

Why did you quit and what’s the plan now? (AKA having confidence can pave the way to great things.

New job new adventure

What do you do now Tim and was it worth it?

 

 

New Arama Speed run car and truck

Fry’s electronics closing??

Axialfest, how was it there is not much after talk

 

Drag racing and the heat (mister mister twister)

Parker scores four wins in four races. I love losing to this kid.

How great is the 17.5 class? Pretty great let me tell you all about it.

The low rider bodies finally come back home after a couple of years. Pinky Lee and the Green Bean. Mama has her car finally. Now what do we do hydros or leave it be?? The girl has claimed it so no need to discuss this further.

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!

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