TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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May 20th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Tulsa Here We Come w/ Frank Ulbrik

TSR podcast Episode 138

Tulsa Here We Come, W/ Frank Ulbrik”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

Guest: Frank Ulbrik


Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Chip shortage is still an issue for all you Maclan fans. Some info on the chip shortage as its called. How did we get here? Rona scare for auto makers, Rona plaint shut downs, Silica for glass vaccine vials.

Tim got a new Truck! Let me tell you about it. Leather, moonroof, power steps, no crashing programs and on and on.

Did a little interview with the Five Star chassis guys and my buddy Todd Solterio and they/Todd had a surprise for me.

Tulsa is coming, what am I doing this time? The biggest RC drag race ever held and its going to be epic. 500 plus entries

Tulsa race prep,

What do you do when you travel for a race?

What cars are you taking because you are signed up for two cars?

Flying with Lipos, 100 watt hours is the key

RMA fun! You all do know we can figure out how you killed your esc right?

Dale Epp retires after 30 years of making the best RC bodies ever seen.

Jared Tebo is building a no prep car. This kind of started a while back when I came to Maclan glad to see he has time to try it out now.

News items

San Diego RC drag race at Irwindale drag strip. Details

June 26th, gates open at noon, start time is 2-4pm

Entry fee is 110, 30 goes to the track for a ticket (seat), 80 to the pot

Outlaw class, one car per driver, camping available for 50 bucks

First round is state vs state, 64 entry max.

RC madness, Enfield CT built a new drag strip and people want people to know.

RC Word Of the Week


The rod assembly used to connect the steering bell cranks to the steering knuckles. Also used for camber adjustments. Also known as a turnbuckle.

Main Topic:

Frank Ulbrik

The plan for Superchip, Who is going with you?

When you getting there?

What car do you plan to run?

Have you run on this surface before?

Car details, esc, motor, battery, tires, prep

Featured Item of the week

  • MaxAmps 5800 mah 2 cell drag pack. 123.99

  • 5800mah capacity

  • 2S 7.4 volts


  • True 175C rating

  • Lifetime warranty

  • 5C fast charge capable

  • 100% waterproof

  • Built today with factory fresh cells

  • Built with high-grade 10awg wire when plug size allows

  • We add the connector and JST-XH balancing tap for you

  • 68mm x 35mm x 76mm, 380g


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




May 6th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Sub 2’s with Todd Soltero”

TSR podcast Episode 137#

Sub 2’s w/ Todd Soltero”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.



Tim Notes:


Broke the car more then I thought, Run down the list.

How do I set up my chassis (Scales and things)

Didn’t go to the list race, guess I needed a brake

Truck buying, why do I now love the dodge?

Proline bug body

The JConcepts firebird promod body, the wings out but not he body.. Chief we have a body for you now.

Who knocks on a work restroom door?

What happened to the Jeff guy that made everyone made all the time and fought with JQ then joined his team then got mad at him more?

Might be building a new car….. I cant help it I love them all so much

Bug guts promo


News items ((brought to you by LiveRC)

Flash back to the dead pool car chase, Jay Halsey was the man behind the wheel of what is still one of the most iconic chase scenes in movie history. 'The Dead Pool' was a 1988 crime film starring Clint Eastwood. A modified RC10 with lowered suspension was used with a 1963 Chevy Corvette body, and ultimately was blown up at the end of the scene. The filming was iconic and the scene is still super cool to watch to this day!

Still no Live RC love….. oh well

June 26th Irwindale drag strip

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

Top End:

A vehicle’s final acceleration rate. For nitro engines, top end refers to the high-end needles.


Main Topic:


Todd Soletrio

Chassis talk, lets go down the list

How do you set up your chassis before you get to the track?


Gearing and power equipment.

Superchips what do you think?

Featured Item of the week

Maclan Wireless corner scale system? G force Bluetooth X 129.99


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


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