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Thursday , 21 February 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

Spektrum Smart Technology Smart Chargers | CompetitionX

Spektrum Smart Technology Smart Chargers | CompetitionX

Spektrum has just announced their “Smart Technology” line of equipment. This new tech will work across all RC platforms where LiPo batteries are used; cars, trucks, drones and other aircraft. While not new, it does …

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HPI Venture SBK – Scale Builder Kit | CompetitionX

HPI Venture SBK - Scale Builder Kit | CompetitionX

If you’ve been looking at building a project crawler, take a look at HPI’s Venture SBK. The SBK stands for Scale Builder’s Kit; basically the Venture RTR minus the electronics, wheels, tires and body. This …

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Traxxas Cadillac CTS-V Body – 4-Tec 2.0 | CompetitionX

Traxxas Cadillac CTS-V Body - 4-Tec 2.0 | CompetitionX

Traxxas is topping off their speedy 4-Tec 2.0 with some American muscle – but not quite what you think. Check out this gorgeous Cadillac CTS-V body that comes pre-cut and pre-painted, ready to drop right …

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SoCal U4RC Winter Series 2018 – Round 3 – Cherry Valley RC Raceway | CompetitionX

SoCal U4RC Winter Series 2018 - Round 3 - Cherry Valley RC Raceway | CompetitionX

Round 3 of the 2018 SoCal U4RC Winter Series had us back at Cherry Valley RC Raceway. Now, when we say Winter Series, you probably think cool weather, maybe even drizzle or snow. But this …

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Tekno ET410 4WD 1:10 Truggy Build | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 4WD 1:10 Truggy Build | CompetitionX

Originally published on CompetitionX It’s no secret that Tekno is rising to the top of the competitive RC heap – quality products, extremely durable and man do they perform! Even with all that going for …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 9 - Final Assembly | CompetitionX

The final steps in the Tekno ET410 are the wheels and tires, Velcro install and body. For the wheels and tires, I’m using: • #8262-03 Pro-Line Racing Positron T 2.2″, MC Compound, www.prolineracing.com • #7852 …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 8 – Electronics | CompetitionX

Tekno ET410 Build - Part 8 - Electronics | CompetitionX

Tekno’s ET410 will accept almost all 1:10 scale electronics, with some guys already installing 1:8 scale systems. I went with the same gear I used in my EB410 – simply because it worked, it’s fast …

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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 …

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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 …

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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!

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