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! More articles by Tony Phalen

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR

I love the SCX10 II platform, but one thing that has always bummed me a bit was all the Jeep bodies. Well, the crew over Axial has hit this new release out of the park …

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SoCal U4RC Summer Series 2018 – Round 6 – Apple Valley Raceway

SoCal U4RC Summer Series 2018 – Round 6 – Apple Valley Raceway

The final round, Round 6, of the SoCal U4RC 2018 Summer Series was held at Apple Valley Raceway in Apple Valley, California. In addition to the temps being up near the mid 90s, the race …

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Review: RISE Indorfin 130 Brushless FPV Racing Drone

Review: RISE Indorfin 130 Brushless FPV Racing Drone

Words and Photos By Mini Guinea Mini and micro FPV rigs are all the rage these days. Just a few short years ago, everyone was running 240-250mm size drones, sporting 5-inch props and beefcake batteries, …

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RC4WD Early-June Releases – 9 Hot New Scalers Products

RC4WD Early-June Releases – 9 Hot New Scalers Products

RC4WD has released 9 new scale items for the early part of June. We got wheels, CCHand items and even some sun glasses – let’s check them out! RC4WD LED Basic Lighting System for 1:18 …

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Tamiya Land Rover Defender 90 (CC-01 Chassis)

Tamiya Land Rover Defender 90 (CC-01 Chassis)

Tamiya is bringing the CC-01 back again, this time topping it with a great looking Land Rover Defender 90 polycarbonate body. This Defender features a double wishbone front and 4-link rear suspension, all damped by …

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SoCal U4RC Summer Series 2018 – Round 5 – Cherry Valley Raceway

SoCal U4RC Summer Series 2018 – Round 5 – Cherry Valley Raceway

For Round 5 of the 2018 SoCal U4RC Summer Series, we made our final visit to Cherry Valley RC Raceway located in, of course, Cherry Valley CA. The weather report (a couple days before) stated …

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JConcepts Pre-Cut Chassis Protector for the Team Associated B6.1

JConcepts Pre-Cut Chassis Protector for the Team Associated B6.1

Want to protect the shiny underside of your brand new Team Associated B6.1? Then you’re going to want one of these cool pre-cut chassis protector sheets from JConcepts! Made from a durable material, these adhesive-backed …

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RC4WD Mid-May Releases – 7 Hot New Scale Products!

RC4WD Mid-May Releases - 7 Hot New Scale Products!

RC4WD has released 7 new cool scale items – something for your 1:18 Gelande II and Traxxas TRX-4! RC4WD D90 Body Set for the 1:18 Gelande II Read about this item: https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-D90-Body-Set-for-118-Gelande-II-Blue_p_6883.html RC4WD Aluminum Rock …

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How To: Install a Lift Kit on the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB

How To: Install a Lift Kit on the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB

How To: Install a Lift Kit on the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB The RC4WD Trail Finder 2 (TF2) LWB (Long WheelBase) is a fantastic truck right out of the box. Even with its leaf …

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Castle Creations Bluetooth Programming Adapter

Castle Creations Bluetooth Programming Adapter

Ever wonder how easy it would be to make modifications to your Castle Creations ESC without the use of your computer? Maybe make some quick changes while out in the field? Well now you can …

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