Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen
As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He’s also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX – the most informative RC website on the internet!
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25 Days of CompetitionX-mas 2017

25 Days of CompetitionX-mas 2017

HO HO HO! CompetitionX will once again be giving away thousands of dollars in gifts in the 2017 25 Days of CompetitionX-mas! If you’d love a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to …

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Axial Racing SCX10 II 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited CRC Edition

Axial Racing SCX10 II 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited CRC Edition

New from Axial Racing; the SCX10 II 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited CRC Edition! This ride rolls on the extremely capable SCX10 II chassis and features AR44 hi-pinion axles, universal axles and a durable AX10 transmission. …

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Team Associated MT28 / SC28 Fox Factory Edition 1:28 Scale Trucks

Team Associated MT28 / SC28 Fox Factory Edition 1:28 Scale Trucks

Last year, about this time, Team Associated revealed their tiny SC28 Short Course Truck. Well, it’s that time of year again and AE has updated the SC28 with the Fox Factory edition. This little rocket …

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The RC Doctor: Buzzing Losi ROSS Starter System

Buzzing Losi ROSS Starter System

Question: Hey Doc- I have one of Losi’s TEN SCT Nitro trucks. It’s equipped with the ROSS starter system but for some reason, when I push the button, I get a buzzing sound and it …

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Project: Team STRC Traxxas Slash 4×4 GT8/Rally Cross Conversion Kit

Project: Team STRC Traxxas Slash 4x4 GT8/Rally Cross Conversion Kit

From 4WD Short Course to 4WD Road Course I’m sure everyone reading these pages has, at one point, had an extra RC car lying around. You’ve made your first purchase based on speed or included …

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Yokomo YZ-4 SF Factory Edition 1:10 Scale Electric 4WD Buggy

Yokomo YZ-4 SF Factory Edition 1:10 Scale Electric 4WD Buggy

Yokomo’s YZ-4 SF 1:10 scale 4WD E-buggy has hit the US shores and it’s gorgeous! The YZ-4 SF is the same buggy that has racked up some big wins at the hands of team drivers …

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Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit

Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit

Well, it didn’t take long for Traxxas to turn their capable trail truck into a modern-day bad ass! Check out the new TRX-4 Tactical Unit, a rapid-response truck that is designed to go just about …

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RPM Front Bumper and Skid Plate for the Losi Baja Rey

RPM Front Bumper and Skid Plate for the Losi Baja Rey

RPM has come up with a new front bumper and skid plate for the Losi Baja Rey, solving a problem with the kits original parts. The stock parts are a bit too stiff (especially the …

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Pro-Line Racing 1979 Ford F-150 Body for the Vaterra Ascender

Pro-Line Racing 1979 Ford F-150 Body for the Vaterra Ascender

Looking to update your Vaterra Ascender? How about dropping this sharp-looking 1979 Ford F-150 body on it – now available from Pro-Line! This body is licensed with Ford and converts your Ascender into a instant …

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Arrma 1:8 Scale Senton 6S BLX 4WD RTR 2018

Arrma 1:8 Scale Senton 6S BLX 4WD RTR 2018

New for 2018 – Arrma’s 1:8 scale Senton BLX 4WD RTR! This big ol’ SC is all about massive speeds and uber durability. Inside, the Senton can run on 6S thanks to the waterproof BLX185 …

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