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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

PROTOform F26 Formula 1 Body

PROTOform F26 Formula 1 Body

PROTOform has just released a beauty of a body for F1 drivers – the F26! The body throws some radical design concepts at the F1 crowd, with a wide, channeled nose and swoopy side skirts …

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Tamiya T3-01 Dancing Rider Adventure Video

Tamiya T3-01 Dancing Rider Adventure Video

Tamiya’s Dancing Rider Trike is a quirky little 3-wheeler that is designed for pure fun. It’s based on the new T3-01 chassis and, instead of a ‘steerable’ front end, uses a centralized pivot point to …

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Review: Arrma Kraton 6S BLX 2018 Monster Truck | CompetitionX

Review: Arrma Kraton 6S BLX 2018 Monster Truck

RC Car Review: Arrma Kraton 6S BLX 2018 Monster Truck Arrma’s Kraton 6S BLX Monster Truck is a beast of a vehicle, touting 60+ mph speeds on a whopping 6S of LiPo power. CompetitionX contributor, …

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Futaba T6K V2 8-Channel Computerized Radio System Unboxing

Futaba T6K V2 8-Channel Computerized Radio System Unboxing

We’ve been doing quite a bit of flying lately, but we had an incident with our radio system that pretty much rendered it useless. A quick call over to Futaba and we had one of …

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Arrma Fazon Voltage Mega SRS Unboxing

Arrma Fazon Voltage Mega SRS Unboxing

Our awesome contributor, Elmer Medina, unboxes Arrma’s new Fazon Voltage Mega SRS! This cool little ride has some interesting features for it’s price point, including a 3-in-1 ESC unit and the ability to use Li-Ion …

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Review: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Desert Buggy

Review: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Desert Buggy

RC Car Review: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Desert Buggy You’ve seen the unboxing – you’ve seen the action video (you have, right?). Now it’s time for our review of Team Associated’s Reflex DB10 1:10 scale …

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Tamiya has 9 New Releases at the 2018 Nuremberg Toy Fair

Tamiya has 9 New Releases at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

The 2018 Nuremberg Toy Fair is about to go down in Germany next week and Tamiya will be there with 9 new models! There are some pretty exciting releases, let’s take a quick look at …

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RC4WD 1/14 Scale Dakar Rally RTR Race Truck

RC4WD 1/14 Scale Dakar Rally RTR Race Truck

Rally events are starting to grow in popularity, especially here in SoCal. There’s even a few guys that are custom building Dakar-style race trucks (myself included). Well RC4WD has surprised everyone with the release of …

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Venom ProQuad Micro LiPo Battery Charger Unboxing

Venom ProQuad Micro LiPo Battery Charger Unboxing

If you love your tiny whoop but hate the hauling around large chargers, then Venom has the product for you. Check out the ProQuad Micro 1S Charger, a tiny unit with 4 ports so you …

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SoCal U4RC Summer Series 2018 – Round 1 – Cherry Valley RC Raceway

U4RC Summer Series 2018 - Round 1

I’ve always been interested in the rock racing scene, I’ve just never stepped foot in the ring with one to try it out. This past weekend, though, I jumped head first into it for Round …

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