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!

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