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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

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Online Build

I love all kinds of motorsports, but Formula 1 is probably my favorite. The cars are wicked fast, look amazingly sleek and can corner faster than anything else out there. I guess that’s why I …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 1 – Center Shock and Damper Tubes

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 1 - Center Shock and Damper Tubes

The Build – Part 1 Team Associated’s F6 is very similar to a now-age pan car; it uses a single center shock and a pair of side dampers to control movement. A pair of side …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 7 – Electronics

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 7 - Electronics

The Build – Part 7 In this, the final step of the Team Associated Factory Team F6 build, we will be installing the rest of the electronics. We’ll be using a Reedy Blackbox 510R Competition …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 6 – Wings

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 6 - Wings

The Build – Part 6 One of the cool parts of the Team Associated F6 is the fact that it comes with its own set of front and rear wings; no using other companies wings …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 5 - Rear Axle

The Build – Part 5 Team Associated has a strong past when it comes to pan cars, and it shows with all the refinements at the back of the F6. Love the lightened rear hub, …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 4 – Rear Suspension

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 4 - Rear Suspension

The Build – Part 4 The rear suspension on the Team Associated Factory Team F6 uses a floating pod system. A center shock, links and side dampers control movement through the corners. The center pivot …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 3 – Steering

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 3 - Steering

The Build – Part 3 The Team Associated F6 has 3 different steering options; 2 bellcrank setups (long and short) and a forward-servo system. The foward-servo system has been used by a lot of other …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 2 – Front Suspension / Servo

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 2 - Front Suspension / Servo

The Build – Part 2 Part 2 of our Team Associated F6 build revolves around the steering and servo install. This car accepts both standard and forward mounted servos as well as a long or …

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Kraken RC VEKTA.5 LSE Pro Kit Unboxing

Kraken RC VEKTA.5 LSE Pro Kit Unboxing

Kraken RC’s VEKTA.5 1:5 scaler isn’t new to the market, however the Pro kit version is. That’s what we got here today – a big box of Kraken goodness that we are about to release …

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Futaba 7PX 2.4GHz 7-Channel Transmitter System

Futaba 7PX 2.4GHz 7-Channel Transmitter System

Futaba has announced their next generation super radio, the 7PX 2.4GHz 7-Channel Transmitter System. This radio touts some crazy-cool features, like the beautiful 4.5″ LCD touch screen, full telemetry, 40-model memory, S.Bus servo programming, all …

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