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

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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RC Car Review: RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck

Review: RC4WD TrailFinder 2 LWB Trail Truck

Trail Ready Yota For Four The scale side of RC has been picking up some major steam over the past couple of years. Not only do people love the technical aspects of this segment, they …

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ProTek RC 321B Samurai V2 .21 Competition Racing Engine

ProTek RC Samurai V2 21 Racing Engine

ProTek RC’s Samurai .21 Racing Engine has been updated over the original, featuring a new carb that boost fuel mileage to approximately 14-minutes per tank! This new LRT carb is also said to smooth the …

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Traxxas Sand/Snow/Water Paddle Tires

Traxxas Sand/Snow/Water Paddle Tires

Ready to take your Traxxas ride out to the desert, lake or, in 6 months, out to the snow? Now you can with some official Traxxas-branded paddle tires! Traxxas has molded multiple sets of paddles …

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Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Unboxing

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Unboxing

Team Associated has jumped straight into the F1 market with the release of the Factory Team F6. This is a full-blown F1 racer loaded with carbon fiber and anodized aluminum parts. Due to AE’s successful …

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RPM Upper and Lower A-Arms for the Traxxas X-Maxx – in Blue

RPM Upper and Lower A-Arms for the Traxxas X-Maxx - in Blue

Owners of the Traxxas X-Maxx have been benefiting from RPM’s high-strength suspension arms, but up until now you’ve only been able to get them in black. Well, today RPM has announced that you can now …

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