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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

RC Upgrade MIP Holder with Parts Tray | CompetitionX

RC Upgrade MIP Holder with Parts Tray | CompetitionX

An organized work space makes maintenance easy, so we’re really digging this new tool holder from RC Upgrade. It’s a 3D printed holder that has multiple ‘tubes’ for a wide variety of tools. This one, …

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Team Trinity Ceramic Bearing Kit | CompetitionX

Team Trinity Ceramic Bearing Kit | CompetitionX

Team Trinity showing off a set of their new ceramic bearings – a speed secret that most people don’t know about. These rollers can increase the speed of your car, in some cases, quite a …

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Serpent X20FF FWD Touring Car | CompetitionX

Serpent X20FF FWD Touring Car | CompetitionX

Looks like Serpent is jumping into the FWD class with the upcoming release of their X20FF. Not much is known at this point, but here’s what we’re looking at from the picture: • Carbon upper …

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Spektrum DX3 Smart 3-Channel Transmitter | CompetitionX

Spektrum DX3 Smart 3-Channel Transmitter | CompetitionX

Spektrum has announced a budget-friendly, 3-channel radio system – the DX3. This system is a full-fledged 2.4GHz combo that can be upgraded as your funds allow. Here’s some of the features this packages includes: • …

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STRC Aluminum Upgrades for Your ARRMA Limitless/Infraction | CompetitionX

STRC Aluminum Upgrades for Your ARRMA Limitless/Infraction | CompetitionX

Looking to boost the durability of your ARRMA Limitless or Infraction? STRC has some new aluminum goodies for you! Three new parts are now available; front upper steering post brace, rear center chassis brace and …

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MST TSP High Traction Wheel | CompetitionX

MST TSP High Traction Wheel | CompetitionX

MST has released a new set of touring car/drift wheels that are designed to increase traction in low-grip situations. The TSP wheel is molded from a flexible material that ‘deforms’ under load, creating more mechanical …

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Xtra Speed Aluminum Parts for the Tamiya CR-01 | CompetitionX

Xtra Speed Aluminum Parts for the Tamiya CR01 | CompetitionX

Xtra Speed has released two new upgrade parts for the Tamiya CR-01; an aluminum skid plate a a pair of aluminum side plates. Both of these pieces are direct replacements for the stock parts, cut …

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Redcat Racing Ten80 Education Program | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing Ten80 Education Program | CompetitionX

Redcat Racing has been working closely with an organization that wants to change the way traditional education is implemented. Working with the Ten80 Education team, they’ve provided vehicles to the students to help them understand …

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Exotek Aluminum Rear Laydown Bulkhead for the Kyosho RB7 | CompetitionX

Exotek Aluminum Rear Laydown Bulkhead for the Kyosho RB7 | CompetitionX

Strengthen your Kyosho RB7’s laydown gearbox with this aluminum bulkhead from Exotek Racing. This bulkhead/camber mount is a direct replacement for the plastic part and is CNC-machined from 7075 aluminum, anodized black and highlighted with …

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Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

Tekno RC EB410.2 4WD Buggy Build Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

In this final step of the Tekno EB410.2 build, we’ll be installing the body mounts, wing, wheels and tires and body. Quick and easy so we can get it on the track for some fun! …

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