Monday , 14 October 2019

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

RC Speed Secrets Hybrid Ceramic Bearings | CompetitionX

RC Speed Secrets Elite Hybrid Ceramic Bearings | CompetitionX

Looking for that extra edge at the track? Time to look at these Hybrid Ceramic Bearings from RC Speed Secrets! These bearings are not only 3g lighter than standard bearings, they boast reduced rotating mass …

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RC4WD Cali Offroad Distorted 1.9″ Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

RC4WD Cali Offroad Distorted 1.9" Beadlock Wheels | CompetitionX

Looking to outfit your rig with some stylish beadlock wheels? Check out these new 1.9″ rollers from RC4WD! These hew wheels are officially licensed with Cali Offroad and are CNC-machined from billet aluminum. They work …

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STRC Option Parts for the Element RC Enduro | Competitionx

STRC Option Parts for the Element RC Enduro | Competitionx

STRC has just released a couple option parts for the Element RC Enduro lineup. We’re looking at a new CNC-machined servo mount tray and CNC-machined brass hex adapters. The servo tray is designed to reduce …

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Axial Racing SCX10 II 1955 Ford F-100 RTR | CompetitionX

Axial Racing SCX10 II 1955 Ford F-100 RTR | CompetitionX

Axial Racing’s SCX10 II is a fantastic rig for all around trail trucking, so it’s not surprising to see it released with yet another body. However, this particular body was unexpected… Meet the 1955 Ford …

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Kraken Stryker Campaign Live! | CompetitionX

Kraken Stryker Campaign Live! | CompetitionX

A couple weeks ago, Kraken RC surprised the world with a killer 3D rendering of their potential new 1/10 scale ride, the Stryker. Now, the Stryker is live on Indiegogo and hoping to raise enough …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build | CompetitionX

Originally published on CompetitionX Tamiya’s CC-01 chassis has been on the longest running trail truck chassis’ to date. It featured a faux ladder-frame design that surrounded a single-piece tub chassis and included a front independent/ …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX

Wrapping up the Tamiya CC-02 build, we’ll be installing the front and rear bumper, body mounts and wheels and tires. Again, the body wasn’t quite done for this build so we’ll be skipping that until …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX

The Tamiya CC-02 comes with the TBLE-02S ESC and Mabuchi brushed motor. If you choose to swap those parts out, know that almost any electronics will work; full-size servo, 540 motor, standard ESC and receiver. …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX

The shocks on the Tamiya CC-02 are pretty basic – plastic bodies with ride height clips, internal bladder, dual o-ring lower cartridge and a one-piece piston/shock shaft plunger. While not amazing, they’ll certainly get the …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle | CompetitionX

The rear axle on the Tamiya CC-02 is similar to the front. It can be built with an open or locked diff, uses hidden M3 nuts and has the link mounts (and links) attached the …

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