TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Question Show”

TSR podcast Episode 143

The Question Show”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Colin Branch

Show introduction and welcome.

Old Show Questions

Tim Notes:

Big Chief coming back in for another go.

News items

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

Main Topic:

Kerry Adams

Hey Tim and Collin. What is your I depth thoughts on the wide reactions? Best way to run them ?

Rob Wallace

Hey guys, love the podcast. My question is, do you prepare for big national travel events the same way you prepare for the smaller local races? Any different approach to the week/days before the race?

Rick Schaper

Have you made any good passes on the wide reactions?

Rick Schaper

How low do you run your chassis? Is it same height front to rear?

Nathan Phillips

Are you both going to the Topeka and Wisconsin races?

Lucas Harman

Thoughts on the voodoo craze, are they really better?

Also, thoughts on the new 11” wheelbase pinto from ProLine and possibilities of a new class? Maybe a no bar “radial” 11” class using Primes?

Rick Schaper

How much coffee do you drink in a day?😂

Tuan Nguyen

Will we see some of the old MaxPro160 settings available for DRK. We were able to set boost rpm, pmw, turbo rpm and other fine adjustments that were very useful.

Gabe Honodel

On the maclan wireless can it stay hooked up or do I need to unplug it before each run I’m getting ready to try out the drk and want to make sure I don’t miss anything

Chip Puccio

On the drk, what would you adjust for a slight turning up and turning down tune. Stage%, stage time? Turbo timing? Slew rate throttle punch?

Corey Lively

The punch setting on the drk, what exactly does it effect?ive heard that it softens shifts only between stages to it doing that while globally softening the car. What’s a clear definition of what this feature does?

Lay Low

Just curious.. Have you ever ran the Proline Primes? how do they stack up against some of the others?

JC Myers

Are you guys planning to attend any outlaw races in the NW? Thanks

Jeramy Joseph Olson

Hey it’s OKO!

I saw Colin yesterday at NCT and with all the action and excitement I forgot to ask him what plans the two of you have for breaking a world record?

I say this because I think It’s time to remind people that Tim Smith has world records and can still beat world records.

I think too many people have forgotten what Tim is capable of, and now with Colin Branch and Maclan, it’s time.

I plan to break a world record someday, it’s my destiny. Until then I want to volunteer as support staff during your next world record breaking event so I can gain some additional experience for my event. Thank you so much for continuing to do the show with Colin.

Go Maclan OKO

Jarad Henderson

What suspension changes do you make for a low traction dirty surface vs a good concrete surface?

Rick Hait

How bout a 1/4 scale update!!!!

Crystal Conry

What one thing you think we all could do to make this hobby more enjoyable

John Masterbray

What would you recommend for weight for a dr10 with a Rx8 and a 3.5t on asphalt.

Jason Bragg

Thoughts on the arrow car? Knowing you switched our pretty quick. Will you ever re visit the platform?

Kidd Sims

One word “pinto”

Allen Ruble

On Mark Vyne live video over the weekend. Seen you was in his pits talking about voodoo air filled tires. But they shut off the video.

Was wondering if you could share anything…. Lol 😂

Jon Mobley

Hey Tim and Colin so what are your thoughts on the drk esc on a so called top fuel dragster

David Adams

1. What do you think of a short wheel based no wheelie bar car? Everything else open to replace the 13.5T class. Like a 2wd buggy. (Pinto body maybe more to come?)

2. Why do I hear so much talk about rolling back the tire prep? Last summer I had people asking if I would care if they were using warmers and sauce. My take is you have to if others are. Now same people are talking about no warmers and sticky prep. Changing rules may bring more people (I don’t think it will) but the cat is out of the bag and the base will be resistant at this point. What do you think?

Chris Trudeau

Was it strange for Colin to make Left and Right turns and jumping stuff, vs going in a straight line this last weekend?

Mark Vyne

Tom had the VP and Breakout chassis haulin in Colorado. Some of the fastest builds of these two chassis. Your thoughts on the differences of two chassis and what you’ve learned from both.

Gabe Honodel

Tim and Colin will there be plans to break the speed record now that the technology has caught up a little. It would be cool to see Tim get the rail out again

Anthony Manti

I believe last weeks description said motor tuning would be discussed. I could have missed it, but I don’t think you guys got around to it.

Anthony Manti

Dumb question. How do I listen live? I only ever seem to get the cast after it’s been aired about a day later. I’m using the built in Podcast app for apple and I believe I tried Podbean as well.

Allen Ruble

Tim Smith Colin Branch

Will there ever be drk 1/8 scale esc that will handle a 2.0t motor??

Chris Gilliland

Care to elaborate on the new method of suspension tuning you guys have been working?

Biggie Paul

How come u guys dont go live? You're very entertaining. So what if u have to wear pants....🤣🤣🤣. Have a great show.

Tim Barth

any advice for Growing a Dialed Beard like you and Colin have. Mine wont be as grey. but i need some tips!

Shane Rennoe

Tim what tire prep were you using at the San Diego race

Wade Madfishdesigns Labofish

What was the weight on your speed run car that went 167?

Taylor DeLosa

What is your process and opinions, when testing the car; what all are you looking at? Not just the generic it spun, went left/right, etc. Are you chalking the wheelie bars to see where they touched down, marking tires to see how even they wear from alignment, etc. Then once you’ve gathered said data, what are you doing to correct these things.

Thank you Collin for adding to this podcast also, it’s great to hear your feedback as well.

Kevin Kenney

I know I'm not the same 1 or 2 guys that get questions answered every week so here goes. Can you explain more on the punch setting? Is it better to set up your stages and just lessen punch to get better traction when the surface can handle it? We have 5 guys running DRK160 and we are funding success all over the ramp on punch. I don't need secrets just hoping Colin can explain its effect throughout the powerband. Also if you "finger" the throttle is it starting the stages over?

James Gallatin

When are you getting your kart?

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