TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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January 6th, 2022    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”New Year, Same Fun”

TSR podcast Episode 155

New Year Same Fun”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Goodbye Toby

Time for a break, Lets have a long donut and talk about our hobby’s health. Oh wait its only on FB all other social medias are still fun! Join me on tiktok-Instagram-twitter-YouTube

When did having confidence turn to ego? What happened to all the men in the world? Winners call it confidence losers call it cocky…

1 million view! Wow Wait 2 million!!!!

NPRC rules are complete!

New guy asks what chassis to buy, Great question here are some things to think about first.

New product launch, didn’t see much of this yet

Videos I want to do.

Video Promo ideas

Tires:

  1. Air tire build video

  2. Balancing

  3. Final prep before use.

  4. Run prep and burn out

Listener questions

Main Topic:

Tuning: How and why

Ray Presnall

Featured Item of the week

The New Maclan DRK TSR edition!

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

December 17th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Listener Celebration”

TSR podcast Episode

154

Listener Celebration show”

Hosts: Tim Smith, Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

 

Tim Notes:

 

The annual Christy holiday party, I got a lot to learn about partying with the Christy’s.

Don’t drag your teeth

Goat licker Jello shots

 

I got Lifestyle creep (at least that is what the kids tell me…)

 

MaClan team announced

 

Colin gets the same old gig again. Did you get a raise?

 

3.0 motor and super cap pack. Let’s talk about ESC limits

 

My 2022 sponsor list: The Final Year!!

MaxAmps: 16 years

Maclan: year 2

MKS: 12 years

Voodoo: year 1

Reaction Time: Friend deal

BC wings: Year 1

Five Star chassis: year 2

CowRC: year 10

RC Speed Secrets year 1

 

RC deals, do you really know what your worth is? And do you really know what others are getting? Let’s talk reality kids: No one is guaranteed a deal

 

No prep races can be made a little better, how about when the top 16 get there we do it live and have the chip draw and reveal, it works on TV and is pretty exciting.

 

News items

 

SoCal Toys for Tots Kenny B

Joey Davis (W: 3250) vs Eli Cerdon

Raised over 10K and had like 500 toys

13.5: Stefany vs Johnathan Shultz,(W: 630)

 

** Timing systems and their value in no prep.

 

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

 

Main Topic:

 

Listener questions and Listener guests Ray Presnall

 

Featured Item of the week

 

MaxAmps hoodie: 24.99 keep you warm all winter long.

 

Christmas song singalong

Bashing through the snow, In a MaxAmps power ride

 

O'er the streets we go, Team Maclan by my side

 

Voodoos barking loud, Instant green is the light

 

What fun it is to hang and race with my RC friends tonight

 

OH!

RC cars, RC cars

You better get out of the way.

These things will do 80 mph

And hit you in the leg HEY!

 

RC cars, RC cars

You better get out of the way.

These things will do 80 mph

And hit you in the leg! Merry Christmas~!

 

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

November 24th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Hey Tim”

TSR podcast Episode

Hey Tim AKA Team weekend”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Maclan team weekend.

News items

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

Saturday: The race.

Start with a solid tune. On a tricky surface.

Drop the GNSS and enjoy the thrill of guessing.

Gold car doing its thing.

Going rounds with a fast car.

Why does it always look fast when you watch other peoples cars? This is whats good about no prep without timing trees kids!

Made it to the final four and was hungry to I ate a sandwich at the line…. AKA Mark and Tim get put out.

Mark and Tim Grudge race, I was ready then mark did a test pass before we raced… lol

Kelly winner, Chuck second.

So many Fast cars it was amazing.

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the race and the charity race.

Summary: quicker and faster than I have ever gone on that road.

Lots of chassis and suspension changes, but Reaction time was the key and here is how I do it.

Sundays are made for testing. And lots of folks showed up including Randy Caster of 1Up

Good results and this car is amazing (Fivestar Breakout)

Mexican food and elevator rides for the win!

Thank you to Craig, OKO, Jeremy, Carl, Colin, Dave, James (new friend) and of course the Christy family, words cannot express how much was all appreciate what you do for us.

Featured Item of the week

Cow RC hide Wipes, Order them at once!

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

November 17th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast Two Dudes in an RC World

TSR podcast Episode

Two Dudes in an RC world”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

New air wheels from Fivestar

Frank Greer tire stuff, what in the holy hell is this magic in a bottle?

Beef tubes tires break in bit. Yup you need one.

Az is creeping closer

NPRC grows a little, see how that works.

New springs and I am in love

News items

11/20 fall nationals, and a next day Maclan test day.

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

 

In my experience start with one of the preloaded tunes. Believe it or not Colin Branch and I made hundreds of hits trying to find a solid STARTING point to build from. 

I am also a fan for first time hits to remove all turbo to keep things less complicated. 

 

After that you have a few ways to go. You can begin increasing the first stage until you are spinning too hard on the hit or wheeling excessively. 

Next I would begin shortening my stage delays in small amounts watching the data log and video for wheel spin. 

Once I have tightened up my stages and got my first stage as high as feels solid for the car on the launch I will add the turbo. 

For turbo I start with it at 100 percent throttle position and .1-.2 delay giving my battery pack a tiny bit more time to recover voltage before I start pouring in turbo timing. I use all 60 degrees and control it’s input from the slew. Start out with a very low slew like 2-4 and increase it every run as the data and mph allow. From there you can begin bringing the turbo in sooner, maybe go from starting the turbo at 100 to starting it at 90 

Data from the logger, a GNSS and video are the tools for all these adjustments and if I was to give you a general rule for tuning it would be 

 

1. Make small single adjustments

2. Make 60 foot hits the majority of your runs when testing. 

3. Make 2-3 hits on an adjustment before determining if it helped or not. 

4. When making adjustments and things like et or mph are increasing like you want the second they don’t you have hit the wall it’s best to back it off a tiny bit and you’ll have a solid car. 

 

Featured Item of the week

MKS HBL575SL brushless motor, 233 oz stall torque .0008ms DB 149.99

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

November 4th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ” Mark Vyne and his Time”

TSR podcast Episode 151

Mark Vyne #2”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

Tim Notes:

Give us the story Tim… it was an exciting two days, but whats new…

You should always protect your character

DRC vs VooDoo vs Reactions, Wide wheels, standard wheels and really wide wheels.

Mounting voodoo’s on Traxxas wide wheels…. I got a plan for that.

Testing: folding tires, air is a pain, can needs more work now to handle the new power. shock angle, driveline angle, tune adjustments.

Stopped off at the prep track…. Oops… lol

Az trip

News items

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

MARK VYNE and his Apollo car

Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps 7250 mah brick

 

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

October 29th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Dustin Malicoat”

TSR podcast Episode 150

Dustin Malicoat”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Back from Maui, Pineapple, ziplines and Luaus filled the air

Covid update: Christy family

Testing Testing, is this thing on? The long road to end up back where we started.

Bitty design body results

DRC vs VooDoo vs Reactions, Wide wheels, standard wheels and really wide wheels.

Mounting voodoo’s on Traxxas wide wheels…. I got a plan for that.

New MaxAmps pack….. Battery posting fun, if the test is not recent its pointless.

News items

Ryan Cav wins 1000 bucks and the entire no prep world broke out in laughter…

Dawn of the drags winner Taylor Spencer

SDRA (prep track) outlaw winner William Smashey

Backyard Boogie 10/30 (Poway)

Fall nationals 11/20

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

 

Apollo car

Listener questions

 

Featured Item of the week

Curved Lexan scissors, buy a set and thank me later

 

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

October 6th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast The Class Wrecker ”Frank Ulbrik”

TSR podcast Episode

Frank Ulbrik”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Ep 149

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

20 year together, Hawaii bound!

The Christys and Covid

Get over yourselves…. I mean seriously we still live in a world where we can give our opinion or even criticisms. You put stuff out for the public to digest and you Might get back what they think…

If you have ever forwarded something or told someone something to upset them you are the problem, please remove yourself I don’t need you.

Now was it the best drag race coverage, well it was MILES better and that shouldn't

go without mentioning.

News items

Bitty design body and rear wing. Do we need to talk about wing heights or just let it go?

DRC rear belted drag tires.

CKNP Rodney Centers wins both outlaw and 13.5 at the East coast shootout Chris Gilliland

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

 

Main Topic:

 

Frank Ulbrik

 

Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps new V2 graphene brick pack with QS8 connectors, 8 awg wire, 100% pure copper tabs 168.00 custom wrapped for you. Grab your TSR special edition pack at MAXAMPS.COM

 

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

September 22nd, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Love to Race, Race to Love”

TSR podcast Episode 148

Arizona is Calling my Name”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

Mark Vyne leaving the Bullet for GFRP to join forces with Frank (family fun)

And just like that everyone sold their bullet chassis.

There are distinct levels in no prep these days.

1990 body mounting comes into fashion

Don’t tell anyone but I ordered a shark body…. I know (Track Star hobbies)

News items

Bitty designs new body, Yes or No? I said yes with my money.

DRC rear belted tires on the way.

RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

Arizona trip, First up the 5 hour drive

 

Next lets look at some houses and this big new building.

 

OK, lets Race! Oh yeah its hot….

 

What was the set up?

 

What tires did the trick?

 

San Diego cash day.

 

Crash and smash! Tire blow out?

 

Why you got to go left? (Here we go again…)

 

Lets go some rounds!

 

The Big grudge match to 800 bucks!

 

OMG I made the finals! Wheelie time for Timmy!

 

Sunday testing, back at it and I run a record mph right off the bat!

 

Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps 5800 Mah brick pack, special No prep edition on its way.

 

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

September 1st, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Colin hits the Road”

TSR podcast Episode

Colin Hits the Road”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Testing day or night.

Don't eat a huge Mexican meal and drink a couple of mango margaritas

New gold car testing, Same spot a little different at night

Race car, blowing spurs and front weight boxes

Heat, sauce, heat, race

The thousand dollar bet

Getting yourself involved in what others are already doing only to claim you can do it better is not helping.....

  • MY kids think its cool to drive around, What?

     

  • News items

    RC Tip Of the Week (brought to you by Colin Branch)

Main Topic:

Outlaw is still the perfect rc class like it or not, look at this last race, so many different combos all running less then a tenth of a second apart,

Three tier of et, 1.9-2.0, 2.1-2.2 2.3 and up

under 70 at 2.0 and over 77 at 2.0, still so many ways to get it done.

Straightline showdown, live feed, event view from someone not on the grounds.

Listener questions:

Featured Item of the week

Mad Fish designs tire covers!

Thank you to MaxAmps, Maclan Racing, MKS Servo, Five Star, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

August 26th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Mark Vyne”

TSR podcast Episode 146

Mark Vyne”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Stacked Crate challenge, I LOVE IT

Covid scare……

Jeff Zuccarell wins King of the Smokies

Tim Notes:

No racing for Timmy…. But I did get the new Breakout chassis all put together and its beautiful. “RC speed secrets, MaxAmps, MKS, DRK”

News items

Salt Lake city Concrete Clash (winner- Ray Myers 3375 cash money)

Proline narrow fronts

RC Tip of the Week (brought to you by Colin)

Main Topic:

Mark Vyne 

Featured Item of the week

Curved Lexan scissors, buy a set and thank me later

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

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