TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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March 3rd, 2022    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Never as easy as it Seems w/ Jay Joseph”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast Ep:158

Never as Easy as it Seems w/ Jay Joseph”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Irwindale race 1 of the 4 race NPRC championship event, how did it go for Timmy and Colin?

This race was STACKED with fast drivers!

Showed up with no stress and then, STRESS happened.

Shuddering disaster and now the race is a mess…

When do we give up and go back up car?

Crash Time: How can that happen twice a year later? Welcome to the struggle bus we seat as many as would like to join, there is always an open seat for Tim it seems……

Flat tire blues…. We got to figure this one out.

Pull yourself up kid the RC world still needs something from you. Sitting in the trailer feeling crushed yet again…. Then God sent me the way out and I took it.

Tim gets to announce the race, Oh boy

Let’s talk about this race and the competition, surface, instant green, right lane left lane

And with all that the fastest still made it to the finals and what a finals it was.

The winners! Jay Joseph and Jordan Yancy

Race one of the NPRC championship, let’s talk about who is going to win this thing now that is happening.

So, the announcing gig…. Let’s talk about that a little bit. Interview with Dibs and Jay and how I can do better next time!

Kyle Christy runs a great race and if you can’t do what he did stop stealing our money.

Timing systems and instant green let’s talk kids.

News items

Las Vegas 702 NPRC April 2-3 Webb RC live stream racing starts at 1pm, Sunday a second cash day.

Race two of the Socal/Az points series this weekend in Arizona and this kid will not be racing again….. New house time.

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

Main Topic:

Jay Joseph and his big win:

Talk about how you got to this level in your race program.

What are important things to you in your race program everyone can learn from to make them better?

Tell us about your day, round by round

How overwhelmed were you, I feel like if I would have asked the right questions I might have got a tear from the scariest looking dude in No Prep.

Ok you are now a champion, what’s Next?

Take a minute and thank all the people that helped you reach this accomplishment in RC

Tires, Prep process, Battery, Motor, ESC, Chassis, Body

Featured Item of the week

The NEW Reaction time tire prep named “Smoked 1.7” 22.00 for a 4oz bottle with cotton dabber, released march 7th Get it while you can trust me and colin on this one.

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

February 24th, 2022    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”Who is the New Kid?”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast Ep 157

Who is the new Kid?”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

I look good today.

Tim Notes:

Birthday Tim!

Who is that beardless kid?

Covid journey and Crypto fun

¼ scale build, lets start somewhere maybe a Snowboard chassis

Building your first drag car don’t go with a one man show.

I’ll do today what most won’t so I can do tomorrow what most can’t.

RC is what you make of it don’t blame everyone for your experience.

Testing day another good one. Starter tune still the golden way to find speed.

Running two GNSS units, yes you can but WHY?

4 pole fun, now I get it…..

Battery testing and new packs on the horizon

News items

Kyle Christy and the Irwindale NPRC series race stop one!

NPRC series stop one

Allie Marsden: web site, series and how they plan to report each race on the show.

 

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

Main Topic:

Listener questions

Featured Item of the week

The NEW TSR No Prep drag pack. 1050 mah stacked 8 tall to make 8600 mah of pure power. The lowest voltage

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

January 26th, 2022    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ”TSR DRK 7 stages of fun”

TSR podcast Episode 156

TSR DRK”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

19.01 (7 stage) software is OUT for everyone.

Car crashes and new cars How has your 2022 been?

Cricuter and Colins new body. And my new painting experience.

BC race cars rear wings and splitters

New Battery packs to test.

Listener questions.

News items

Southwest tour race one break down. (Mark/Ray)

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

 

Main Topic:

Launch of the TSR DRK

Feature list: Big cap, Big wire, 7 stage, 70°

Throttle Settings”

Punch

Dead band

Launch Powe Control”

Stages and delays

Advanced timing settings”

Turbo start position

Top speed Turbo

Up Slew rate

Turbo delay

The starter tune, the greatest tune ever?

Featured Item of the week

RC Speed Secrets wheelie bar wheels.

2 sizes available 24.95

5x22x9mm- (.87 inches Tall)

6x30x10mm- (1.2 inches Tall)

(inner x outer x Thickness) mm

Made from super hard aerospace polymer, they are like Mini Skate Board Wheels with our oversized best in class Hybrid Ceramic Bearings inside.

We replaced the rim with a large heavy duty hybrid ceramic bearing for maximum spin and bearing durability. Those tiny wheelie bar wheel bearings commonly used just don't hold up to the rpm and 60+ mph crashes in no prep.

Eliminate the issues with foam wheels cracking and chipping and stop chasing rubber bands around the track

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

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!

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