TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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January 27th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Team Testing”

TSR podcast Episode 130

Team Testing, 1,2,3 repeat”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.



Tim Notes:


Tim got a ¼ scale car, well kind of anyways.


Maclan team testing weekend. Colin, Dave, Craig, Nathen, John, Kyle,

Bring the rain….

Eating in a parting lot until the sky’s opened up,

Hey, look at this dude with a little hand!

How many dudes can you get into one hotel room?

Time for hallway hits with our matching watches…

Sunday came without rain and so the testing was jumping off.

Build a team, build some memories.

The undercover car, what can I say it’s amazing.

Let us do some videos.


Covid and the Vegas race


Big Chiefs weekly updates



News items


R1 bailing on drag racing, how much of this is our fault?


RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition X)

Cold Solder Joint:

A solder joint with poor electrical integrity. It is not mechanically, or electrically solid, and has a rough or grainy look. Cold joints can cause radio interference.


Main Topic:


Tire Talk (rear) with Tim!

Starting off the categorization we have two “BELTED and NON-BELTED” all tires fall into one of the two categorize.

  • A belted tire

  • Non-belted

  • Tire bands,  

  • Tire size

  • Tire compound.

  • Foam inserts


I personally run Belted without foam tires exclusively in my car.

1,2,3 repeat, success with routines.

  • Routines and becoming consistent.

  • Let us walk through my pre- and post-run details.

  • Charge the pack.

  • Prep the tires and keep them warm.

  • Tune time.

  • Lane choice

  • Burn out (carpet is the way, low RPM, and light pressure)

  • At the point of no return so let us get all the data we can. Slow Mo, GNSS, timing system

  • Let the car go! They want to go straight if I do not mess it up.

  • Braking and the drive back. Run two profiles like Tim.

  • Clean and prep the tires.

  • Pull the data and analyze all the info you got, video, et, mph, data log (voltage, stages)

  • Make the changes, I suggest one at a time, this is the long road not the short one to success.




Featured Item of the week


Undercover drag wings “Hit Man” drag chassis.


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

January 6th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Big Chief Big Show”

TSR podcast Episode

Big Chief Big Show”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.

Bruce Wayne Lively, brother Mason James getting what one needs for a poop story, inof and a good laugh



Willie Trent shout out for putting it all together.


Tim Notes:


The big Maclan announcement came and it was a fun weekend.

So much excitement and welcoming I was really overwhelmed but it all.


MaxAmps, buy direct and Win!


Undercover drag wings announcement


Daniel Judd show?


Drag race life, its all about bodies and tunes and tires and its none stop, and I LOVE it.



Featured Item of the week


Maclan DRK (Drag Race King) esc 229.00

Pick one up at Your Battery Buddy. com your first stop when looking for drag parts.


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

January 2nd, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “New Year New Everything”

TSR podcast Episode

New Year New Everything”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.



Tim Notes:


Maclan announcement

Software development, TSR esc coming


Poop Phone is finally retired, for the new iPhone 12 pro MAX, Oh what did I do now…..


Wait, want a new poop story?


VP car and how close are we to a Vegas winning car?



News items


Proline and the mass exodus, what is going on?


Well remember when Horizon bought out Hobbico? Proline is part of that deal and if you were paying attention when they announced it you would know that some folks have already had a run with Horizon and don’t seem to feel the brand has anything for them anymore.


Could we be seeing the final days of real money contracts for RC drivers? You better offer more than just your ability to wheel if you plan to make a living off this industry. Things are changing and even though the players are young they are believing that the old requirements to get a check in RC are the same and I am sorry to tell you they are not.




RC Word Of the Week

Contract: An agreement between private parties creating mutual obligations enforceable by law. The basic elements required for the agreement to be a legally enforceable contract are: mutual assent, expressed by a valid offer and acceptance; adequate consideration; capacity; and legality.


Main Topic:



The Maclan ESC and motor and what have I learned?


Talk about the software and how it works: stages, timing, delays and how it all plays together.


GNSS logger and how it can be a help? Read the G’s

ET is off by about .15 but mph is on the money.


**Body battle: Malibu, Vette, IROC


IROC: Until this body came out the Vette was my choice for over all speed and aero dynamic smoothness but this one changes that and for me the IROC is the body to run if you have a 70 mph no prep car.


Vette: it looks aero dynamic and guess what it is, this body was the fastest body in the group averaging 1 mph faster speeds over the other two. The downside is this body likes to fly if you get the car just the tiniest bit sideways during braking, something I seem to do way too often due mostly to having to run on a spot with a short shut down area causing me to get into the brakes too hard too soon.


Malibu: boxy but flat sides make it stable going down the track and a tiny bit better during braking over the Vette


Featured Item of the week


Maclan SSI-065 battery powered soldering iron, small badass and under 100 bucks.

550°F $89.99



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


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