TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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May 6th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Sub 2’s with Todd Soltero”

TSR podcast Episode 137#

Sub 2’s w/ Todd Soltero”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE

Broke the car more then I thought, Run down the list.

How do I set up my chassis (Scales and things)

Didn’t go to the list race, guess I needed a brake

Truck buying, why do I now love the dodge?

Proline bug body

The JConcepts firebird promod body, the wings out but not he body.. Chief we have a body for you now.

Who knocks on a work restroom door?

What happened to the Jeff guy that made everyone made all the time and fought with JQ then joined his team then got mad at him more?

Might be building a new car….. I cant help it I love them all so much

Bug guts promo

 

News items ((brought to you by LiveRC)

Flash back to the dead pool car chase, Jay Halsey was the man behind the wheel of what is still one of the most iconic chase scenes in movie history. 'The Dead Pool' was a 1988 crime film starring Clint Eastwood. A modified RC10 with lowered suspension was used with a 1963 Chevy Corvette body, and ultimately was blown up at the end of the scene. The filming was iconic and the scene is still super cool to watch to this day!

Still no Live RC love….. oh well

June 26th Irwindale drag strip

RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition-X)

Top End:

A vehicle’s final acceleration rate. For nitro engines, top end refers to the high-end needles.

 

Main Topic:

 

Todd Soletrio

Chassis talk, lets go down the list

How do you set up your chassis before you get to the track?

Tires

Gearing and power equipment.

Superchips what do you think?

Featured Item of the week

Maclan Wireless corner scale system? G force Bluetooth X 129.99

 

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

April 21st, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “One Way Or Another”

TSR podcast Episode

One way or Another”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

We are now on spotify

We are on a break neck pace this year. The more we slow down the more we do.

Corey Lively joins the MA 70 mph club

Johnny and the dead rat

Smells like chicken and socks…

Shock staft lengths in place of spacers

News items

Live Time drag racing system

Rocket car jumps

The new infinity curved scissors

Ran out of talent podcast, why cant we get any love?

The hobbplex show….

New R1 wurks caps, made for drag racing?

New X-ray servo arm…

RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition X)

Countersunk:

A (flathead) screw with a tapered head; a hole with an angle that accepts a flathead crew. (countersunk chassis).

Main Topic:

Concrete testing day

Tires and prep and brand testing (VooDoo/JC)

Lots of grip and bouncy

Head on into a curb is how I like it. The list of broken stuff

13.5 is big out here, I wonder if it is everywhere else?

Hit man into a 13.5 car?

Spring National: Whats wrong now? Car wont go straight….. fun turns to stress and a quick car switch was a fail…

Mark Vynes car, WOW, Finals mark and Ryan Hildebrand

Featured Item of the week

SSI-065 SIMPLE SOLDERING IRON 89.99

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Built-in safety parameters to protect battery voltage and soldering iron tip lifespan

CE & FCC certified

 

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

April 7th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “RC and You will get us through”

TSR podcast Episode

RC and You will get us through”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Space Junk Wang Chung

 

Tim Notes:

 

I want to buy a new truck, so many issues, from the chip shortage to paying 50-60K for

 

San Diego cash race. Won first round but at a cost taking out my buddy Kyle

Riley won all the money, not a shock.

Car stuff, it wanted to go left… I need to learn more about these cars apparently.

 

Trip to Az to race, the drive was nice other then being 3 hours late and rushing to even make a hit…

 

Lost first round to Peter a local driver, it was a close one and not sure what else I could have done other then turn it up more.

 

Got to run Ryan Mayfield and won lol well I am thinking only one of us knew we were racing… Spencer was there too, what the heck has happened in drag racing when I am at a Saturday evening race that world champs show up to.. We are really having fun now.

Todd made the finals but a bumped throttle gave him the loss.

 

Crying babies and even longer drives home….

 

News items

 

 

RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition X)

Receiver Pack:

The battery pack that provides power to the onboard electronics in nitro powered vehicles.

 

Main Topic:

 

Colin, Maclan, and lots of listener questions.

 

 

 

Featured Item of the week

 

Hard Case race edition 6500 2s dual core pack. Choose your plug type and color of outer wrap. 139.99

 

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

March 12th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “KOTS with Todd Soltero”

TSR podcast Episode 134#

More KOTS w/ Todd Soltero”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

The tent post came back around!

OKC interview (best questions ever)

KOTS ET and MPH break down and lookie who made the top 25 of reaction times.

Its not supposed to be easy… I saw complaining and all I thought was these guys are track racers so they don’t get it. It’s supposed to be HARD.

The right guys seemed to have been in the finals.

VooDoo tire report coming soon. Stuffed them with crawler innovations foam

Street Outlaw TV show and the new rules/halfway point of the show

New parts for the undercover car (rear hubs, brass inserts)

TSR Tunes from Vegas have been submitted.

My charger died….. what to do?

Superchip race, over 300 entries (2 cars per dude) another 20K race. Big chief has been invited.

News items

Some racing seems to be starting back up! Check your local tracks for the fun to start back up.

RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition-X)

Toe-in:

A condition when the front edge of both tires are closer together than the rear edge of both tires. Toe-in will make a car more stable under acceleration but decrease turn-in steering.

Toe-out:

A condition when the front edge of both tires are farther apart than the rear edge of both tires. Toe-out increases turn-in steering yet reduces stability under acceleration and through bumpy sections.

Main Topic:

Todd Soletro

What king of prep did you do heading into KOTS

What was your plan for the single test hit?

First, second, third rounds?

Weather

What is your plan for the next big race and where will you be going?

Featured Item of the week

CowRC MooSlick lube. 6.99 a can

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

March 2nd, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “KING of the STREETS 2021″

TSR podcast Episode

KING of the Streets 2021”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

Guest: Jake Lieder

 

  • Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

The Vegas race.

The trip into town

Thursday night hang out relax and had a lovely steak and shake no room service no steak

Friday MaxAmps day! Stickers on the Lambo, Drifter madness and go karts from hell.

 

Test hits with the team (wind and fun) I get to meet flat Tim for the first time.

Team dinner, not the same with Covid (John, David, Todd, Ablie, Colin, Craig, Jerry, Ian

in bed early but its not home so I was up early. Or so I thought it was actually an hour off...

Saturday race day: Where do I start? No parking, walked about 5 miles to get in because I dont wait.

What are we running, no test space or time. Look at that Shut down!

Test hit, drove down the slope....

First round hit Spinning was winning when you have the bye run

DQ's all around! Voltage and burn outs

Second round we got some decisions to make, What car. Some times you just get out run, Chris Bradford “grits” Bad tune job did me in, Who was asking me for my password? So weird... !up cam angle.

So racing is over and I was a little down but the fans, oh the fans. Kayden Phillips thank you for letting me be in a picture with you!

Some interviews, lots and lots of talking to people, taking photos and signing autograpghs. What a wonderful time to be in RC when I wasn't hiding out in the trailer.

Daniel judd and Ricky Bellotti (Drag tires VooDoo

More about this damn Christy family, where do I start with them.. my gosh they have adopted me and I never want to go home! They take very good care of Tim

The weather got worst as the final got nearer

Clay Keates and Jacob Lieder All Malcan finals! WIN WIN

Clay took the win and like winning a super bowl the cameras and micphones swallowed poor clay up, he looked like a dear in the headlights.

Jacob: DR10 stock chassis, Maclan DRK 4.5 motor and battery.

Clay: Maclan DRK, 3.5 motor and bullet chassis

Wrap up:

The coverage was Great, it got a little long in the end but those guys has to endure the cold and wind plus keep talking nonstop about a side of the sport there were not really familiar with so great job.

There was about 205 drivers total

Several young kids slaying fast cars left and right(Chevelle and Kayden)

The surface was better then it looked and the shut down was really not an issue

The weather was as bad as I would ever want to see, it was nearly not tolerable.

They got everything done in time, I have to credit both the team of people running the race and the drivers who all go up there and didnt mess around.

It was on all accounts a success and we were told next year would be a three day event so that more people can go and race without the time limits.

The thing I tried to make clear to all our team guys was that an event like this though we all want to win it we must all take a few minutes to truly enjoy what we are able to be a part of, the memories and fun.

Finally I want to thank the people and companies that allow me to have an experience like this. MaxAmps, for years of support that has been measurable.

Maclan

MKS

Undercover RC

Vanishing Point

Now the people, My wife

The entire Christy family

Colin

Todd, Ben, David, John, Craig, Ian, Able, Nathan, Jacob

 

 

 

  • News items

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

Vertical Load:

The amount of force applied to an individual tire in the direction perpendicular to the road surface; the forward driving force of the tire.

Main Topic:

 

 

Featured Item of the week

 

Maclan racing DRK Drag Race King speed control with 5 stage software

229.00

 

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

February 18th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Waiting is the Hardest Part-Software Day!”

TSR podcast Episode

The waiting is the Hardest Part”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Bonkers For Honkers

SHOW QUESTIONS

Tim Notes:

The undercover car updates

The VP car

Colins back and we are doing a final test

New Software is OUT

News items

Vegas is a go, now what?

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

CVD:

Similar to a dogbone, the CVD uses a ball-type setup that connects the bone to the axle.

 

Main Topic:

 

  • listener questions

 

Featured Item of the week

 

Helpful people they are free and offer more then money can buy. Be one today and make the world a little better.

 

 

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

February 11th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “The Count Down Starts NOW”

TSR podcast Episode

The Count Down Starts NOW”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

Vette wings were a thing and then they weren’t and it all lasted about 3 hours

 

The undercover car updates

Shocks, bent shaft

Trans rebuild

 

The VP car

Trans rebuild, top shaft, gear diff, outdrives

Shock rebuild

Bent driveshaft

 

Colins back in town and I know because they are calling for rain…

 

News items

Vegas is a go, now what?

 

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

Bumpsteer:

The changing of steering angles while the suspension is moved throughout its range of travel. Generally, not a desired action.

 

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

 

 

 

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

January 27th, 2021    

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!

January 6th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “Big Chief Big Show”

TSR podcast Episode

Big Chief Big Show”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

Bruce Wayne Lively, brother Mason James getting what one needs for a poop story, inof and a good laugh

 

BIG SHOW WITH BIG CHIEF!!

Willie Trent shout out for putting it all together.

 

Tim Notes:

 

The big Maclan announcement came and it was a fun weekend.

So much excitement and welcoming I was really overwhelmed but it all.

 

MaxAmps, buy direct and Win!

 

Undercover drag wings announcement

 

Daniel Judd show?

 

Drag race life, its all about bodies and tunes and tires and its none stop, and I LOVE it.

 

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Featured Item of the week

 

Maclan DRK (Drag Race King) esc 229.00

Pick one up at Your Battery Buddy. com your first stop when looking for drag parts.

 

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

January 2nd, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “New Year New Everything”

TSR podcast Episode

New Year New Everything”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

 

Show introduction and welcome.

 

 

Tim Notes:

 

Maclan announcement

Software development, TSR esc coming

 

Poop Phone is finally retired, for the new iPhone 12 pro MAX, Oh what did I do now…..

 

Wait, want a new poop story?

 

VP car and how close are we to a Vegas winning car?

 

 

News items

 

Proline and the mass exodus, what is going on?

 

Well remember when Horizon bought out Hobbico? Proline is part of that deal and if you were paying attention when they announced it you would know that some folks have already had a run with Horizon and don’t seem to feel the brand has anything for them anymore.

 

Could we be seeing the final days of real money contracts for RC drivers? You better offer more than just your ability to wheel if you plan to make a living off this industry. Things are changing and even though the players are young they are believing that the old requirements to get a check in RC are the same and I am sorry to tell you they are not.

 

 

 

RC Word Of the Week

Contract: An agreement between private parties creating mutual obligations enforceable by law. The basic elements required for the agreement to be a legally enforceable contract are: mutual assent, expressed by a valid offer and acceptance; adequate consideration; capacity; and legality.

 

Main Topic:

 

 

The Maclan ESC and motor and what have I learned?

 

Talk about the software and how it works: stages, timing, delays and how it all plays together.

 

GNSS logger and how it can be a help? Read the G’s

ET is off by about .15 but mph is on the money.

 

**Body battle: Malibu, Vette, IROC

 

IROC: Until this body came out the Vette was my choice for over all speed and aero dynamic smoothness but this one changes that and for me the IROC is the body to run if you have a 70 mph no prep car.

 

Vette: it looks aero dynamic and guess what it is, this body was the fastest body in the group averaging 1 mph faster speeds over the other two. The downside is this body likes to fly if you get the car just the tiniest bit sideways during braking, something I seem to do way too often due mostly to having to run on a spot with a short shut down area causing me to get into the brakes too hard too soon.

 

Malibu: boxy but flat sides make it stable going down the track and a tiny bit better during braking over the Vette

 

Featured Item of the week

 

Maclan SSI-065 battery powered soldering iron, small badass and under 100 bucks.

550°F $89.99

 

 

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

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