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

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!

August 11th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Racers Gonna Do What Racers Do”

TSR podcast Episode 145

Kyle Christy Listener Questions”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

Tim Notes:

 

Frank ulbrik going 80 and low 1.8, the race is on. Catching that Tom Rockwell.

Then we got Chief going 2.05 at 78 mph on the gnss too!

Irwindale race, on the strip, no mark vyne, Jordan Yancy wins

 

News items

Jeff Johns opens “Rebel RC” the new Axial

 

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

 

Main Topic:

 

Race break down with Kyle

Listener questions

 

Featured Item of the week

 

MKS HBL 575sl servo, Low pro and 149.99 bucks but its all that and a bottle of aftershave. Don’t underestimate the power of a good servo.

 

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

August 5th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Big Chief The RC Racer!”

TSR podcast Episode 144

Big Chief and his RC life”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Nearly a second round of the Jalapeno story.

I need VooDoo tires lol

Listener questions

Allen Ruble

About what final drive ratio do you shoot for on a 2t to 4.5t motors?? Also the rpm of the motor?

(team associated base car)

Rusty Brooks

My question is for all three of you to discuss. Can you talk about what you do to prep a Reaction tire before mounting? Also after mounting is there anything else that you do before you say they’re ready to use?

Nat Hyde

Do you know of a reliable motor or chassis dyno to test under load conditions? Wouldn't that be better than using the SkyRC motor analyzer?

Sean Genung

Thank you for the opportunity to ask questions. Mine is with shocks. Specifically when building shocks do you want a dead shock like in oval racing with say a bladder on top like the 57 design setup or bleed them with some recoil? Thank you for your time and your knowledge.

Stephen A Nicholson Jr.

I know shortages on things have put a damper on some things but are y'all gonna eventually make a ESC that will handle more amps ? And yes I understand the one we have now is fine lol but who doesn't like more power

Erik Denk

Question for you guys...Why is Team AZ making so many rounds at the races they attend? What’s the advantage they have.

Corey Lively

When finding your gearing and developing your tune for your car, which comes first the gear or the tune? Does your tune change with gear or vice versa and if so, how?

Robert Diamond

Parity in racing and between battery types such as the brick versus a standard 2cell

Jeramy Joseph Olson

Hey it’s OKO,

What do you guys think about having NPRC races that mimic street racing more, I really want to do a flashlight or arm drop NPRC that includes “a Chase is a Race!”

Thanks for coming on the show Big Chief

I still want to race your sons sometime if possible?

Goooo Maclan OKO

Randy Krol

For my serious question. Chief, where would you rank showing up to the us nats with a regular old trailer and a Pontiac powered promod car and making the show on your list of achievements?

Anthony Manti

This one from a couple weeks ago was mentioned, but not gotten to yet. I’m sure ya will eventually….but motor tuning and everything about it

Charles Levac

Hey Tim and Colin I'm finally getting my car running nice and straight.

But I keep wrecking on shut down.

I'm running 60% brakes and 20% drag brakes.

If I lower my max brakes I run out of shut down room.

Is there something suspension wise that I could do to help stop the spin out on the shutdown

Thanks for the great show.

Chris Singsime

Has he got any of the other 405 guys into no prep rc? And did he ever fix the bullet holes in the meth shack? Seems like a good Tuesday job....listener #43

Main Topic:

Listener questions for Chief

Steve Raymond

Was the throttle punch a little secret you guys were keeping? When Justin Shearer commented and said I don't run over 10%. I don't know how true it is that he runs it that low, but I thought it would have been a dog. Boy, was I wrong. Thanks to you guys for sharing the info you do love the podcast and thanks Justin Shearer my car is actually some what fast now lol.

Nick Bodden

What do you look for in your slow mo videos after a pass?

Biggie Paul

So ive seen your videos of test hits after test hits. Your car looks straight and fast. So my questions are...What do you do to improve your reaction time and Whats your routine to get faster mentally and physically?

Sean South

Will Big Chief ever race in a Big Event. I know a big event will be close to him in September 😬

Rick Schaper

I do have a question for Justin. How was it driving JJ cars, and how did Jackie like zip tie? sorry if I spelled her name wrong. Thanks for what you guys do for the hobby.

Cameron Jarrell

Since we have the man himself in the house, can we PLEEAASSEE get a little peak into this 66 foot knowledge that Tim keeps hinting at? 🤷🏻‍♂️😅😜

Thanks so much for what you do man, and Colin thanks for stepping up to the plate for the show. Your knowledge definitely plays a huge part. No offense Tim

Willie Trent

Which tuning do you prefer…radio or esc? Lower turn motor (2.0-2.5)with less timing or higher wind (3.0-3.5)with more timing?

Joe Blethen

Chief … ever been back to Cracker Barrel in Alabama to visit the ginger ?😆😬

Yeti B.

I was very curious when you asked for lenths of rear arms for the b6 platform. Can you let us in on what you found in the end?

Chris Gilliland

Care to elaborate on the new method of suspension tuning you guys have been working on? Great stuff! Keep up the good work

Darwin Bohnke

From racing 1:1 and 1/10, what has been the biggest difference/hurdle you have had to deal with?

Andrew Burghgraef

Have any of you guys played with diff height? I'd think getting it as low as possible would help drive the tire into the ground like a radial car. And Tim, will we see you check out the Battlebots filming in Vegas later this month?

Kerry Adams

Just want to say hey chief and Colin ( my phone spelled it wrong last week) and hey Tim. The drawing of punch and how it effect the stages was very helpful.

Chris Trudeau

How has the transition from

"oh that's a cute toy" into

"man these RCdrag cars are just as technical"

going for you? What has been the biggest surprise for you making the transition to scale-down drag racing? What's been most rewarding? and the most challenging?

Rusty Brooks

My question is for all three of you to discuss. Can you talk about what you do to prep a Reaction tire before mounting? Also after mounting is there anything else that you do before you say they’re ready to use?

Bryan M Tilson

We see you traveling around doing RC racing now, what about RC drag racing has you the most intrigued right now?There can’t be the same amount of adrenaline there is driving the real crowmod and 1/10th crow mod!

Featured Item of the week

MaxAmps 19.99 Get your MaxAmps.com "Dickies" style Work Shirt today.  These shirts are very good quality.  Features a large "MA" logo on the back and a smaller MaxAmps.com logo on the chest.

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

- Older Posts »

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App