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

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle | CompetitionX

Unlike the original CC-01, the Tamiya CC-02 now comes with a solid front axle that can be built with either an open or locked differential. This can be changed to alter the way the truck …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX

The Tamiya CC-02 uses sliding propeller shafts to transfer power from the gearbox to the front and rear axles. They are both of equal length and use metal ‘balls’ for extra strength. Easy step, right? …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis | CompetitionX

The chassis on the CC-02 has been revised big time – it now features a true c-channel design. About 80% of it’s length is molded in plastic with separate metal ‘extensions’ at both ends (each …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission | CompetitionX

Tamiya’s new CC-02 transmission features robust gears inside a nice looking housing. One of the cool things about it is that you can build it one of two ways; standard, with gear ratios between 11.09:1 …

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STRC Machined Heavy Duty Brass Differential Covers | CompetitionX

STRC Machined Heavy Duty Brass Differential Covers | CompetitionX

Weight, placed correctly, can really boost performance on trail trucks and rock crawlers. That’s where these Heavy Duty Brass Differentials Covers from STRC come in handy! Designed to fit the Traxxas TRX-4 and Axial SCX10 …

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Traxxas Maxx 1:10 Scale Monster Truck | CompetitionX

Traxxas Maxx 1:10 Scale Monster Truck | CompetitionX

Traxxas has just announced their new and highly updated Maxx 1:10 scale Monster Truck! The Maxx has been a staple in the Traxxas lineup for some time, however the design has been a bit outdated. …

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Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Pix – First Look | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Pix - First Look | CompetitionX

We’ve got the first pix of the exciting new Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck! This truck was built by us right out of the box – sorry, body is still being painted. As soon as we …

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Knight Customs 3D Printed Parts – Tamiya Lancia Delta Integrale Rally Car | CompetitionX

Knight Customs 3D Printed Parts - Tamiya Delta Integrale Rally Car | CompetitionX

Knight Customs, known for their amazing line of 3D printed parts, has dropped a pic of some upcoming parts for you Rally guys! The base model is the Tamiya Lancia Delta Integrale Rally car – …

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Kraken RC Stryker Hyper-Scale 4WD UTV/SXS | CompetitionX

Kraken RC Stryker Hyper-Scale 4WD UTV/SXS | CompetitionX

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a killer 1:10 scale 4WD UTV – the Kraken RC Stryker! This rig is fashioned from the ground up, featuring a realistic suspension setup, oversized short-course-style wheels and …

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Traxxas TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 | CompetitionX

Traxxas TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 | CompetitionX

So it appears Traxxas has had their own 6×6 in the making – the TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6! This is one beastly looking ride, complete with three T-Lock remote-locking differentials, portal axles, high/low …

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