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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

AVID RC Carbon Steering Block Arms for the Team Associated B6 Series

AVID RC Carbon Steering Block Arms for the Team Associated B6 Series

AVID RC’s steering arms for the Team Associated B6 Series are made from 2.5mm carbon fiber and direct replacements for the stock parts. They are lightweight (saving 1g in total weight) and come in a …

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RPM “No Clip” Body Mounts for the Traxxas Slash 2WD and 4WD

RPM No Clip Body Mounts for the Traxxas Slash 2WD and 4WD

With how scale RC has become over the past years, it still amazes me that no one has come up with a really good body mounting system that doesn’t have huge body clips. Well, that …

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Review: Vision Racing Products 1:10 Ultra Shock Stand

Review: Vision Racing Products Ultra Offroad Shock Stand

Simple Design, High-Tech Look! One of the things I like most about RC is building the cars. I love the technical aspect of it, the hands-on work it takes and the progression to the final …

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OS Engine Speed B2102 1:8 Competition Buggy Engine

OS Engine Speed B2102 1:8 Competition Buggy Engine

OS Engines has a new leaner, meaner .21 competition nitro engine; the OS B2102! The B2012 made it’s first appearance at the 2016 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championships and features a low-profile head, ceramic bearings …

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Serpent Clutch Shoes for 1:8 Buggy, Truggy and GT

Serpent Clutch Shoes for 1:8 Buggy, Truggy and GT

Serpent has released some new clutch shoes for use with their Cobra 1:8 buggy, truggy and GT vehicles. These shoes include two versions of the 3-pin and 4-pin version. The first 3-pin set used carbon …

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ProTek RC 370TBL Black Label Waterproof Crawler Servo

ProTek RC 370TBL Black Label Waterproof Crawler Servo

Most manufacturers release servos for a generic purpose; ie, a high-torque unit great for 1:8 scale, 1:10 scale and monster trucks. I was pleasantly surprised to see this crawler-specific servo announced by ProTek RC – …

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How To: Install a Screen Protector on your Transmitter

How To: Install a Screen Protector on your Transmitter

Most of today’s high-end computerized radio systems come with large function screens that allow you to filter through their menu systems. It’s great having the large screen, but its large size makes it easy to …

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Spektrum S6240RX High Speed Digital Servo with Integrated Receiver

Spektrum S6240RX High Speed Digital Servo with Integrated Receiver

I’m sure you’ve heard of companies trying to integrate two electronic components into one to save on valuable chassis space; ESC and receiver combos, motor and ESC combos … well how about a servo and …

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JConcepts Battery Brace for the Team Associated B6 Series – Two Versions

JConcepts Battery Brace for the Team Associated B6 Series - Two Versions

JConcepts has been beefing up their Shapeways Store; this time with two new battery braces for the Team Associated B6 buggies. The first brace is designed to work with the Reedy Zapper 5400mAh shorty, holding …

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Traxxas BIGFOOT No 1 Original Monster Truck

Traxxas BIGFOOT No 1 Original Monster Truck

Ok, so we did a review on Traxxas’ BIGFOOT 2WD MT back in October of 2016 (see review here: http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/review-traxxas-bigfoot-2wd-monster-truck/). We loved the look of this truck and, honestly, thought Traxxas hit the nail on …

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