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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

RC4WD Late July Product Release – A Whopping 19 New Parts

RC4WD Late July Product Release - A Whopping 19 New Parts

The boys and girls over at RC4WD have been working overtime to put out some awesome new parts for their July release – 19 new parts for everyone to enjoy! Z-H0009 RC4WD 1/10 M416 Scale …

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Gear Head RC 2.2 Vegas Beadlock Wheels

Gear Head RC 2.2 Vegas Beadlock Wheels

Gear Head RC has released this stunning new set of their popular Vegas beadlock wheels in 2.2″ form. These wheels are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and incorporate a standard 12mm hex at the back. Even …

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RC4WD Is Now Hiring!

RC4WD Is Now Hiring

Love the RC hobby and want to turn your passion into a career? Then check out RC4WD – they currently have multiple openings that they need to fill – and you could be the person …

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Duratrax 1:8 Scale Tires – Punch and Six Pack

Duratrax 1:8 Scale Tires

Duratrax has announced 2 new 1:8 scale tread patterns, the Punch and Six Pack. Both are available pre-mounted on either a black or white dish or spoked wheel or un-mounted for you to wrap around …

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CompetitionX Site Statistics – June 2017

CompetitionX Site Statistics – June 2017

As I called it from last month, things are on the uprise. The stats are rising, meaning people are visiting CompetitionX again after their summer vacations. We’re still rocking strong – not a whole lot …

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Team Associated Nomad DB8 1:8 Scale RTR Desert Buggy

Team Associated Nomad DB8 1:8 Scale RTR Desert Buggy

Team Associated’s new Nomad DB8 is a very cool looking 1:8 scale Desert Buggy (DB8, get it?) based on AE’s proven 1:8 scale racing buggy platform. Being a RTR, it comes pre-assembled and loaded with …

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LoS Free-Flying with the Hobbico RISE Vusion 250 Race Drone

LoS Free-Flying with the Hobbico RISE Vusion 250 Race Drone

Created a little ‘track’ across the street from my house to fly my Hobbico RISE Vusion 250 Race Drone. Been doing it mostly LoS (Line of Sight) and actually getting around pretty good, it’s just …

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Traxxas TRX4 Scale and Trail Crawler Unboxing

Traxxas TRX4 Scale Trail Crawler Unboxing

The long-awaited scale and trail crawler is here – we unbox Traxxas’ TRX4 Scale and Trail Crawler! This is a pretty exciting product for Traxxas, and we’re pretty stoked to get one of these so …

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Team Associated Factory Team RC12R6 1:12 Scale Onroad Car

Team Associated Factory Team RC12R6 1:12 Scale Onroad Car

The 6-series of Team Associated vehicles is coming on strong, seen with their latest release of the 1:12 scale car, the Factory Team RC12R6. This sleek on-roader sees quite a few refinements, most of which …

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Review: Progressive RC 406DUO iCharger

Review: Progressive RC 406DUO iCharger

Pushing Your Packs to the Limit In the RC racing world, battery charging has become a science that can mean the difference between going fast and just going. The vast majority of chargers have a …

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