Wednesday , 21 August 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

Pro-Line Racing Badlands MX43 Pro-Loc All Terrain Tires for the Traxxas X-MAXX

Pro-Line Racing Badlands MX43 Pro-Loc All Terrain Tires

Pro-Line’s super-popular Badlands MX43 are now available for your Traxxas X-MAXX! These tires feature a serious, dirt-flinging motocross tread to help destroy any terrain your X-MAXX has set out to conquer. They are molded in …

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Serpent F110-SF3 F1 Car

Serpent F110-SF3 F1 Car

Serpent has released their newest Formula 1 car, the F110-SF3. The F110-SF3 has some pretty major advancements, the most major being a narrow 2.5mm aluminum chassis. Hanging off both sides are carbon fiber ‘wings’; extensions …

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CompetitionX Site Statistics – March 2017

CompetitionX Site Statistics – March 2017

CompetitionX enjoyed a bit of a bounce back from last month. That’s good news – and getting awfully close to 60,000 Unique Visitors. That would be a nice milestone for us! The videos are starting …

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Review: Castle Creations Mamba X Sensored 1:10 Scale Brushless System

Review: Castle Creations Mamba X Sensored 1:10 Scale Brushless System

Castle’s Long-Awaited Sensored Power System is Here! I have a quick test for you; find someone that wants to build (or has built) an over-the-top speed project for the dirt or asphalt and ask them …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build

I’ve always been a fan of RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 truck; the scale realism, aftermarket support and, of course, the bad-ass Toyota body. When the LWB (Long WheelBase) version hit our shores, I knew it …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Bumpers, Wheels and Tires

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build - Part 7 - Bumpers, Wheels and Tires

The Build – Part 7 The RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck uses plastic, tube bumpers front and rear. For rollers, stamped steelies are wrapped in a set of great-looking scale tires. Woo hoo …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Electronics

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build - Part 8 - Electronics

The Build – Part 8 Here we are – the final step! Part 8 of our RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build has us installing the electronics. We’ll be using a RC4WD Outcry …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Steering, Shifting

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build - Part 6 - Steering, Shifting

The Build – Part 6 In Part 6 of our RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck build, we’ll be installing the steering, steering servo, shifting linkage and shift servo. Much easier than it sounds. …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Drivetrain

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build - Part 5 - Drivetrain

The Build – Part 5 Part 5 of our RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck build has 4 easy steps – attaching the driveline to the axles. Boom, quick and easy! Before moving on, …

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Suspension

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build - Part 4 - Suspension

The Build – Part 4 In this Step, we’ll be assembling and attaching both axles to the RC4WD Trail Finder 2. The TF2 uses a leaf spring suspension and internally-sprung shocks for damping. Very cool …

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