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

August 8th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Night Two, James Gallatin”

TSR podcast Episode

The ARROW Car”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

 

Good Bye to our friend Grant…..

 

(MY) Covid world…. And my week at home…

 

Battery Break in secret

  1. 1st run half power, full squeeze 2-3 seconds burst and recharge

  2. 2nd run, 2 passes 2-3 seconds back to back, recharge

  3. 3rd run, Full power 1 pass full squeeze. Recharge

  4. 4th run, 2 passes back to back full power, full squeeze 3 second burst, recharge

  5. You will see less heat and puff and from here forward you can go crazy.

 

I spent 100 bucks to narrow my car 1 inch

 

13.5 class WTF did I do?

 

Kitchen draw wheels for wheelie bar wheels! RAD

Jalapeno Balls…..

 

Super Chip race and James Dribble in the ARROW 70 mph

Not as big as others but still a nothing historical RC drag race.

Tire problems, lets talk about tire prep.

 

Where are all the tires? No Clay, no belted… What the heck is happening?

 

 

Add a timing system and watch all you people go away……

  • News items

 

Happy Birthday MATT!

 

Vegas cash night (Friday… What the heck) so I didn’t go

Mark and Jack in the finals both Az dudes. Mark won… But wait there is more!

Tire prep issues… Drama that didn’t involve me for once.

 

The Thick chassis is on the site! (What would I run if I was ordering?)

 

Jconcepts Caddy body is released.

 

The new Cuda body… Oh BOY

 

Route 66 Flagstaff cash race AUG 22, I plan to go

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Slipper Clutch

This refers to a device found primarily in off-road vehicles that allows the spur gear to slip under excessive load. This feature protects the driveline from excessive wear and, when set properly, makes it easier to drive in loose conditions.

 

 

Main Topic:

 

 

 

Did another cash day and well I am consistent…. First round looser, this time at least it was to a fast car…

Tyler is doing a great job, we are all seeing racing out here grow and that’s awesome, New people new fun.

 

Got to do testing and it went great! Met a bunch of new folks and all where super cool, I have no idea what everyone’s name is but I look forward to getting to test with them again.

 

Good lord it was hot

 

So, lets talk about the arrow car, I finally LOVE IT!

 

Shocks (front 62mm, 80wt; rear 75mm, 80wt)

 

Motor and ESC (RSPro black, 4.5 Eliminator)

 

The chassis likes Rake

 

Slipper and transmission (locked diff “no more leaking diff..) Built a new transmission and things are better... weird.

The slipper… I don’t even want to talk about it but here goes. It’s a VTS Revolution slipper an so far its worked for me but I am not sure any slipper wouldn’t have worked it was the first I tired.

 

Thank you to Troy and James for so much help and guidance.

 

When I went to Az it was to learn and man did I ever, plus all these guys were very open to helping. James has been nothing but help with ideas and very open to what he is doing and what’s worked (friend?). I can’t thank him enough for the help and Troy for encouraging me to try a slipper.

 

Tire warmers, oh BOY those guys use them and now I see why! The benefits of using one are higher then the cost to me.

 

Tire gluing machine is wonderful, now that I have used it a few times its pretty great.

 

Found some new wheels I really like that have massive offset (proline f11)

 

Belted tires and my battle with the car wanting to turn left at halftrack. My bodies are too low.

 

I did score over 47k views on the video of my care spinning down the track, but I also learned what the heck is going on with my car. Made Gabe’s day… some people…..

 

Can I run non belted again? I am not sure, but I hope so.

 

I do love that I feel good inside that I have a solid game plan for the car each run. I know I am at the beginning, but it feels closer.

 

MaxAmps 4750 Graphene shorties are so great I often over look what I have in battery power!

 

Testing adjustments

 

Now I need more power (how are you going to do that?)

 

Maybe some teeth on the pinion

 

Do we need to build a dyno yet?

 

No More Street Hits!

 

Car weight is 2060 grams with all the brass add on and the thick chassis. 2300 with a body

 

What body, I am not in love with the Shark at all and if my wife had not made such a big deal about how she loves it I would have already tossed it, But I want to run a real looking car so now what?

What do we have to pick from?

 

Its Finally a RACE CAR! That took a while for me to come around on but I am here, so much so I put stickers on my chassis and when I do that its because I see it as a race car now.

 

The track vs no prep, is track racing dead? Well it kind of was but now with Covid and all the fun of manufactures making parts for no prep (never for track cars) track drag racing was just passed up like it always has been. Long days and high cost to win what a plaque at best?

 

This Saturday is a cash race in Simi valley (2 hours away) To go or not to go

How much could you win if you had a fast car and just spent your time going from cash race to cash race?

 

Featured Item of the week

 

Muchmore tire warmer…. Its about 150 bucks but it’s pretty awesome. Get one from our buddy Randy over at 1UP racing.

 

 

Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Tekin racing, CowRC, JConcepts, Raw Speed, MIP, Proline (So many that support me or RC Drag Racing) All our awesome fans, We love you all!

August 7th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Spicy Jalapeno”

Night one of another two night show case

July 4th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Arizona or Bust”

TSR podcast Episode

Arizona or Bust”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

Truce talk, If, When and WHY?

 

 

  • News items

 

 

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Pitch

In its simplest terms, this refers to the size of a gear’s teeth. For instance, a 32-pitch pinion gear has larger teeth than a 48-pitch gear. The number represents how many teeth per inch.

 

 

Main Topic:

 

 

Arizona Cash Night.

 

The drive up was uneventful

 

Get to see Todd and its HOT

 

Another wife takes me out in first round… Is this my new thing?

 

No freeway over pass lights made a dark rack so not many photos or video

 

Ran the DB10 into a light pole then won the next round.

 

I ran the DB10 and it wheelies a lot so I learned something about roads, flat vs crowns and wheelie cars vs driver cars. So much being learned every time I go out and this is 100% the reason I wanted to get to racing even if I really am not at a level to win anything.

The DB10 was a cone lover…..

 

I did run the Arrow after the event had wrapped up and made about 15 hits in a row. Some good mostly bad BUT it seems to be working now with smaller front shocks.

 

Went to the B side and won my first round, then realized all the fast dudes were on that ladder and now I am screwed…

 

Lost to James but he won so that’s not bad

Chatted all night long

 

Falling in love with the Vanishing point car mostly because its AE based, and I seem to love that.

 

The Vanishing point Slash conversion (see live feed)

 

Is Losi coming out with a car?

 

Shout out to Alan, James and the crew for putting on such a well-run race. 1200 bucks to winner, 150 to B side

I got a shirt! Thanks!!

 

Trying to sleep without a noise machine…. WTF

 

Drive home, why not I am awake.

 

No breakfast thanks Covid-19 Bugles and fun-onions

The big Red BUG

 

Long drive but it was nice, and I should plan to do it more often.

 

I NEED a Solid race car…..

 

Found a hidden shirt and hat in the car! Thanks, Coy

 

Featured Item of the week

 

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

June 27th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Racing is BACK”

TSR podcast Episode

Racing IS Back”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

set up station

stock testing tool

 

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Try typing RC news into google.... very disappointing

 

 

WHERE is the NEWS!!!! I just came from a race where 800 bucks was given away to one winner! Come on RC get it together you are missing all the real stuff people want to know about.

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Glitch

Otherwise known as radio interference, a glitch refers to a momentary lapse in signal transmission. There are external sources that cause glitches, (like overhead power lines,) but consistent glitching is most likely the result of something in the vehicle itself, such as metal-to-metal rubbing as you might find with control linkages.

 

Main Topic:

 

Pre race drama as always.

Crash the arrow car into the curb under braking smashing the following

Arm, CVA, All adjustable links, Steering block

USPS you suck and then you don't... but no you suck.

 

Get it all together

Wheelie bar wheels

 

What to race, switch everything only to switch it back

 

The RACE

 

Still don't know what to do...

Test hit one tire shake no toe...

Time to decide what to do

 

First round blues (Vanishing point chassis)

 

Winner and race run down. 800 bucks to the win

 

Grudge race for 50-60 bucks. Give lane choice and let her do what she gonna do.

Same spot same thing........

 

Let's pull out the DB10 and have some fun. 12 straight hits and she is a beast....

Bob wanted to kill me he was so sick over me not running the DB10.

 

Lets drag race while I stand at the finish line and other fun things. Free stuff, Sterling visit

 

No tacos for Timmy!

 

We need a Socal Team, the AZ guys are a team and they test all the time and it shows. We need to get back to racing.

 

Weight discussion with some heavy hitters. I had a crowd

 

Another great event from Tyler and his wife Ashley, no prep is crazy fun and competitive and its so strong.

 

 

Featured Item of the week

1up racing (1upracing.com) Soldering iron battery powered! I should have gotten with Randy and switched my motor......

Great guy great line up of RC products to choose from and enjoy. Check it out at 1Upracing.com

 

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

April 23rd, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Street Outlaw”

TSR podcast Episode

“Street Outlaw”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 Tim Notes:

 Trouble starters, Lets clear up a few things here.

Sponsors, nope not me kids

Thank you and excused myself, Take some responsibility for your actions.

You don’t make a name off my back, let me explain how this deal work. Try spending the next 10 plus years doing things I didn’t find someone to unseat I made my own seat.

 

Meteors, and the fragments that align themselves with them.

 

Show questions:

What’s the differences between the SC10 based chassis and the newer DB10 Thanks Mike

 

  • News items

 

Ryan Mayfield wants to talk speed run cars. 😊

Adam messages us to say hi and hope we are doing well. That guy is the best.

 

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Lexan

This is a clear, plastic-like material that is vacuum-formed over molds to create different body styles. These bodies are then painted on the inside so that the paint does not scratch off from less than perfect laps around the track.

 

Main Topic:

Street Outlaw

So many street hits because my test track is a Covid test site

Aerodynamics

My set up complete, where did I start compared to where I am now

Don’t need the radio game as much now that my set up is DIALED

The Arrow Car, Presale (100 offered, all gone?) What motor, What body, What next?

Rules has it all gone too far? Do we need more classes, I say NO

Undercover wings, they are all I thought they would be.

My splitter and body mounting fun, so stable when the body is hung right.

Added custom graphics to the Nova (People are so nice and supportive John Fowler and his wife Marsha of M&J Design

Big numbers on the Instagram content posts

Featured Item of the week

Tekin RS Pro black edition, The boost and timing are rad, The components are the best you can buy,

Now lets talk about the data logging features.

 

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

March 28th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Virus Dayz AKA Street Outlaw tips and tricks”

TSR podcast Episode

“The Virus”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 Tim Notes:

 New Chair for Timmy!

 Whats on the bench segment?

 I am Essential and its not all its cracked up to be….

Work now requires all kinds of new things to do that make the day WAY longer…

 I thought we would do lots of shows but….

 All the new videos are fun to see

 How is the family doing? How are all of you doing?

Worldmeter.info visit if you are ready for the impactful truth…..

 

  • News items

 New 55 Chevy and Camaro from JConcepts and the Daddy Dave truck is coming!

  

 RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

          Traction Compound   A liquid substance applied to tires to enhance traction.

 

 

Main Topic:

 My street outlaw, how much should I tell you, well before it comes from someone else that claims to be the originator.

 I have a Nova, Octane and 55 Chevy to paint but I am leaning towards the 55 as the car I will campaign.

 Let’s talk thought all the parts.

Nose: Servo, linkage, shocks (oil, limiters, springs) tires

Rear: shocks (oil, limiters, springs) sway bar, Tires

Power: Tekin RS Pro black on a Tekin Gen3 4.5 sensored motor. (pro2 chat) Bluetooth connection via my phone.

Battery: MaxAmps 4750 graphene shorty (charge rates, how often do you recharge, storage between racing.)

Rear tires: Clay is not gay!

Trans: diff lube and gears

Wheelie bar: Jakes Performance. Wheelie bar wheels

Chassis tuning: shocks, sway bar, wheelie bar.

Body mounting and now things are getting serious… Screw in buttons and a bumper mounting system from McAlister racing.

Wings and things: well our friends at undercover racing who make sweet rear wings (spoilers) but Tim what about splitters and canards and all that silliness.

I still believe the DB10 is the best platform for a street outlaw car, but the rest of the aftermarket world has not joined the fun and made parts for it like the slash.

 

Power tune, thank you street in front of my house where I do hits every day.

Featured Item of the week

JConcepts 55 Chevy street outlaw body, 50 bucks and the hood scoop is removable! Win Win!

 

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

March 7th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Tyler and Coy, King of the Streets” part 2

We dig a little deeper into the King of the Streets no prep cash day race with the minds behind the mayhem Tyler (RCDrag Talk) and Coy of the Arizona drag racing league. Plus even more RC fun with Tim and Matt!

Hang on kids the shows are coming Fast and Furious!

 

  

TSR podcast Episode

“King of the Streets Part 2”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

Guests: Tyler and Coy

 

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

Johnny and his camel killing fun in Irac.

 

  • News items

 

 

 

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Milliamp

(mAh) This is a rating for batteries. The higher the milliamp rating, the longer the cell can provide power. Currently, most RC batteries range from 1500 to 3300 milliamp hours.

Main Topic:

 

Main topic:

 

How did the two of you (coy/tyler) hook up?

 

How did you get the idea to have this race?

 

What made you think charging 100 bucks a car would work?

 

When did you realize it was becoming something special in the RC world?

 

What do you see coming from this event?

 

Do you plan to do more than just this one once a year?

The event seemed great, was there anything you felt unprepared for?

 

 

Were you as shocked as me that no police or even security came to see what 150 people were doing in a big parking lot on a Saturday afternoon?

  

Questions:

 

Josh Twist: not a question but it was awesome to hear your story about Jimmy Jet

 

Gary Unser: More Jimmy Jet

 

John Mcmasters: You should get Jimmy on the show somehow.

 

Phillip Staab: Tyler and Coy two of my favorite guys in all of RC. What surprised you most about the KoS race? I know neither of you competed in the race but was it still fun?

 

Stephen Nicholson: your thoughts on slick tires vs treaded tires. Which do you prefer and do you think one has an advantage over the other?

 

 

Mike asks: What’s the difference between a SC10 based chassis and the newer DB10 based one.

Biggest minus if one used the older style SC10 era?

 

Jeremiah Bacon Sahlberg: is there a motor limit in no prep drag racing. I am thinking of getting the hobbywing stock system. Also do you remember a podcast called cooking with Nitro it was many years ago.

 

Jeff Mcdowell: Can we get a tri-state series set up? Vegas, Phoenix, Elsinore?

Gary Unser: Super Stock class, discuss the class and rules.

 

Erik Denk: Race looked amazing. Good job on helping the young gunner out by giving him a body. That is what this hobby needs more of “people being great ambassadors of the hobby they love and want to see flourish” Well done Tim smith hope you make it out to Az so we can show you how we do it here, Keep up the good work!

 

Bryan Tilson: big wings and tire goop, discuss?

 

Brad Reeves: when is the JConcetps camaro body going to be released?

 

John Shultz: are you building a big wing for your car?

 

Phillip Staab: It was great meeting you in Vegas, after racing with the fastest street outlaw cars in the nation what are your thoughts? Giant rear wings the same as a gyro?

 

Jake Rosen: after building all the excitement did you have fun?

 

Dennis Coleman: did you use tire sauce at the KoS? What type of tires were the Hawaii guys running?

 

Frank Chiechi: is ther any advantage to these after market chassis?

 

Jake Rosen: ok, serious question here: NPRC has brought more new people into rc drag racing then anything ever has. Will the traditional drag racers be able to attract some of these new people to the solid axle foam tire super fast cars?

 

 Featured Item of the week

 

New JConcepts Camaro body

 

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

February 22nd, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Vegas and Tim equals Fun!”

TSR podcast Episode
“Vegas and Tim equals Fun!”
Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

• Show introduction and welcome.

Question from the fans, I am always shocked at how awesome our fans are.

Tim Notes:

Lipo battery and C rating info. Lets talk about balance charging and other fun stuff.
More tire break in and testing.

More suspension work. Level on the counter top measuring each rear wheel on the wheelie bar and on the chassis.

Wheelie bar mod complete

New JConcepts belted tires and what do I think of this version?
Body mounted and I used my old spoiler parts because if its working why change it, but it does look beat up.

Sneak peek of the JConcepts body’s

Testing for Vegas but I really don’t feel ready to go rounds so we will see.
I know my street is difficult but thought I am a ways down the road in making this a true race car I am not sure I am there yet.
Here is why, suspension, launch, wheelies.

I’ll learn a lot at Vegas, I expect to be shocked by how fast and straight these guys will be that have been running for a while.

I am not giving up but I know it’s going to be an up hill battle.

What are you bringing to Vegas Tim?

Awards taped together as car stands. It will teach the car what it takes lol

People doing show after show trying to figure out the future of RC but really, they just want to know the future of off-road lol

DE Racing series, you cant use any other tires… what do we think about that?

• News items

 

• RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)
Foam Inserts
These inserts are used inside tires to help them retain their shape. Different densities are available for use on different track surfaces.

 

Featured Item of the week

The new Tekin Gen 4 motors, longer magnets and all kind of exciting cool tricks.

 

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

February 13th, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC is KING”

TSR podcast Episode
“RC is KING”
Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

• Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

Let’s talk tires for street outlaw, Tires I have tried and wheels

Street Outlaw motor fun, from 2 pole to 4 pole and back to 2 pole

Accept your own responsibility, but tim its more fun to push it off on you…..

Diff lube, Shock oil, Balance and sway bars.

New body and its lovely

• News items

Vegas no prep cash buy in race (100.00) Feb 29th check out RC drag talk for more info
RCDRL Louisiana is no more and the story is…..
Adam the new MKS manager!

• RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)
Shock Piston
A small plastic, brass or nylon disk that travels up and down inside an oil-filled shock body. It uses a hole or holes to regulate the rate at which the shock compresses and rebounds.

 

Main Topic:

 

FACEBOOK questions

 

Featured Item of the week

89.99 each
Get an edge on the competition with our powerful 175C rated Shorty Graphene LiPo 2S battery. Perfect fit for most 1/10-scale rc vehicles that run a Shorty style battery pack. Even in battery trays that can fit a standard 2S stick pack, it is nice to run a powerful lightweight Shorty Graphene LiPo and be able to shift the weight from front to back to meet your desired setup. For you racers, this Shorty Graphene LiPo pack is built with 5mm bullet connectors that allow for clean installation in your vehicles and easy, neat storage. Choose the rc connector you would like installed on the 5mm low-profile bullet power leads for the battery pack from the drop-down menu.
This new graphene technology provides incredible benefits including:
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• Low internal resistance
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Specifications:
• ROAR Approval Pending
• True 175C rating
• 2S 7.4 volts
• 4750mah capacity
• Lifetime Warranty
• 5C fast charge capable
• Hard outer case
• 5mm bullet connectors
• Main power leads built with high-grade pure copper tinned 10awg wire when the appropriate plug is selected. Genuine 12awg Deans Ultra wire is used on all other plugs.
• 95.3mm x 46.4mm x 24.6mm
• 207g
Popular battery for Traxxas TRX4 TRX-4 Crawler.
Note: We also include the pictured 10awg charge lead in addition to the main power lead to allow for easy balance charging on any Hobby-grade charger that uses JST-XH balancing taps. The charge lead will come with the same plug you choose for your main lead.

 

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

February 1st, 2020    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Fallout”

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

Episode 109
“The Fallout”
Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

 

• Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

I got hacked and out come the cry baby tattle tails

Jenni Update
Kitty update

The fallout from opening my mouth last show.
So many messages and most I never replied to….
Who reached out and who didn’t?
Peoples advice and how to handle this deal, maybe I need to give more detail.

Let’s talk tires for street outlaw, Tires I have tried and wheels

I painted another body, JC Chevelle… I was bored and I don’t really think its rad but lets give it away maybe? Pay for shipping and its yours. Heck I’ll even sign it for you.

It’s hard helping people when I must bring them from zero drag race knowledge to three years down the road…

I got a apple watch and so far its making me sad….

• News items

Vegas no prep cash buy in race (100.00) Feb 29th check out RC drag talk for more info

• RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)
Shock Piston
A small plastic, brass or nylon disk that travels up and down inside an oil-filled shock body. It uses a hole or holes to regulate the rate at which the shock compresses and rebounds.

Main Topic:

Tekin Pro4 motors for the street outlaw, Ty sent me the whole line!
So far I have tested the 5800, and 3500 I have a test plan for no prep motor selection basically find the motor that doesn’t murder the tires on the hit and still lets me add enough timing to make mph.

Welcome Tyler and Todd to team Tekin

 

Featured Item of the week

Tekin Pro2 short course 4 pole motor
Tekin's PRO2 Motor defines power and control for your 2WD Short Course Truck, 4WD Buggy and many other 1:10th scale applications. Utilizing the proven design of the T8 1:8th scale motor, the Tekin PRO2 delivers torque and produces the smooth power you demand for 2WD Short Course. Specifically designed with kV ranges to accomodate 2S and 3S LiPo power systems, 1:10th Short Course just got better. No other 1:10th scale motor on the market can deliver 2WD power like the PRO2. Get a Tekin PRO2 motor and never look back! Designed for use with the RX8 GEN3 ESC.
Voltage Limit: 5800kV - 2S LiPo 5100kV - 2S LiPo 4100kV - 2S LiPo 3500kV - 3S LiPo 149.00

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

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