Tony Phalen | 5/332 | CompetitionX
Wednesday , 12 December 2018

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

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 6 – Chassis Assembly | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 6 - Chassis Assembly | CompetitionX

Now that we have the front and rear clips of our Tekno ET410 built, let’s start getting all the bits attached to the chassis. Speaking of the chassis, Tekno has provided the ET410 with a …

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 5 – Front Suspension | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 5 - Front Suspension | CompetitionX

Like the rear, the front suspension on the Tekno ET410 is quite macho. Thick parts, aluminum bits and another anti-roll bar – all standard equipment. Ok – done with the major build parts. Time to …

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 3 – Rear Bulkhead | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 3 - Rear Bulkhead | CompetitionX

In Step 3 of our Tekno ET410 build, we assemble the rear bulkhead; shock tower, camber link mount and body mounts. Another simple step. Both bulkheads are done, time to get the suspension mounted up!

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 7 - Shocks | CompetitionX

The Tekno ET410 comes with some pretty massive shocks – 13mm hard-anodized threaded shocks to be exact. In addition to their beefy design, they include 3.5mm shafts, dual glide x-ring cartridges and locking spring perches. …

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 2 – Front Bulkhead | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 2 - Front Bulkhead | CompetitionX

The next step in our Tekno ET410 build is the steering system and front bulkhead assembly. The ET410 uses a dual bellcrank steering setup that rides on a full set of bearings. The bulkheads are …

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 4 – Rear Suspension | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 4 - Rear Suspension | CompetitionX

The suspension on the Tekno ET410 is about as beefy as you can get on a 1:10 scale truck. Thick a-arms, aluminum arm mounts and a full set of anti-roll bars are all standard features, …

Read More »

Tekno ET410 Build – Part 1 – Differentials | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 1 - Differentials | CompetitionX

Tekno’s ET410 comes equipped with 3 high-quality fluid-filled gear differentials. The front and rear use steel gears while the center (spur gear) comes with a strong molded plastic gear. Clean up any excess fluid with …

Read More »

Traxxas Rustler Courtney Force – Rainy Day Drive in SoCal | CompetitionX

Traxxas Rustler Courtney Force - Rainy Day Drive in SoCal | CompetitionX

I was cleaning up my video folders and found some rainy day footage of the Traxxas Rustler. This was just some fun running across the street from where I was living at the time; big …

Read More »

Tamiya Comical Grasshopper | CompetitionX

Tamiya Comical Grasshopper | CompetitionX

If you’ve been around in the world of RC for some time, you might remember a cool vehicle from Tamiya called the Grasshopper. This was a wildly popular car that almost everyone had to have, …

Read More »

Review: TheToyz.com Aluminum RC Soldering Jig | CompetitionX

Review: TheToyz.com Aluminum RC Soldering Jig | CompetitionX

RC Parts Review: TheToyz.com Aluminum RC Soldering Jig To make soldering easy, you need a few items; soldering iron, solder and some kind of sturdy base to hold you the items you’re soldering. When soldering …

Read More »