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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 – 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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RPM Wide and Mini Front Bumpers for the Team Associated B6 / B6D

RPM Wide and Mini Front Bumpers for the Team Associated B6 / B6D

If you’ve got a Team Associated B6 or B6D and crashing is something you’re good at, you might want to check these two new bumpers from RPM RC Products; a mini and a wide front …

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Project: Axial SCX10 II Trail Truck Build – Part 1

Project: Axial SCX10 II Trail Truck Build

While I’m a racer at heart, there is a segment of RC that has successfully wedged its way into my RC timeline – scale trucks. I’ve been wheeling around a stock Axial Racing SCX10 II …

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How To: Prep and Seal Your Carbon Fiber / Graphite Parts

How To: Prep and Seal Carbon Fiber Parts

Beginner’s Guide to RC – How To: Prep and Seal Your Carbon Fiber / Graphite Parts Most high-end on- and off-road RC cars and trucks come with carbon fiber (or graphite) components. These components are …

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2017 NRHSA Show Las Vegas – Lots of New RC Products to Share

2017 NRHSA Show Las Vegas - Lots of New RC Products to Share

It’s Wednesday evening and I just got back from Las Vegas. No, it wasn’t to gamble, see shows or cruise the strip, but instead to attend one of the only hobby conventions left in the …

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CompetitionX Site Statistics – April 2017

CompetitionX Site Statistics – April 2017

Another steady month for CompetitionX! While I would have liked to see some improvement, we were getting pinged by our web host about the amount of traffic we have and it surpassing our server’s abilities. …

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New Bodies from Protoform – AMR-12 PRO-Lite and the Swift -235 Pro-10

New Bodies from Protoform - AMR-12 PRO-Lite and the Swift -235 Pro-10

Protoform has two new bodies out, one for 1:12 scale and one for 1:10 Pro-10 racers! The AMR-12 has been a favorite for 1:12 scale racers, now available in PRO-Lite! This is a lightweight version …

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