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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

Team Associated RC10B6D Build – Part 1 – Steering and Servo

Team Associated B6D Build - Part 1 - Steering and Servo

The Build – Part 1 The Team Associated B6D uses a standard dual-bellcrank steering system that rolls on high-quality bearings. A few refinements have been made to make it easier to build and smoother on …

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Review: Traxxas Rustler VXL RTR Courtney Force Edition

Review: Traxxas Rustler VXL RTR Courtney Force Edition

Rustling Some Feathers at 70+MPH! Traxxas is all about speed and they’ve outfitted their Rustler with some new options to highlight this fact. Take the body – it’s modeled after the Courtney Force Top Fuel …

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Integy 6×6 and 8×8 DIY Axle Conversion Kits

Integy 6x6 and 8x8 DIY Axle Conversion Kits

Integy has released two new DIY conversion kits for those that want to build something unique. Check out their new 6×6 and 8×8 DIY Conversion kits! Both kits feature machined, billet aluminum axle housings that …

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RPM ESC Cage for the Castle Mamba Monster 2 / Monster X / Traxxas MXL-6S

RPM ESC Cage for the Castle Mamba Monster 2 / Monster X / Traxxas MXL-6S

Ease of maintenance is always a good thing and if you’re an owner of a Traxxas E-Maxx, E-Revo or Summit, RPM has a new product that makes maintenance much easier. Their new ESC cage bolts …

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RC4WD Bully II MOA Competition Crawler RTR

RC4WD Bully II MOA Competition Crawler RTR

Looking for a competition-level crawler to help you rule the rocks? Look no further than RC4WD’s new Bully II MOA Competition Crawler! The Bully II MOA RTR is a fully assembled machine and comes completely …

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Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – Pro-Line Badlands MX28 2.8″ Tires and F-11 Wheels

Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – Pro-Line Badlands MX28 2.8 Tires and F-11 Wheels

To further customize the look and performance of this month’s Eat. Sleep. RC. HPI Giveaway truck, we scrapped the stock wheels and tires in favor of a full set of Pro-Line’s new Badlands MX28 2.8″ …

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3D Printed RS-LM 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro RC Car

3D Printed RS-LM 2014 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro RC Car

RC has a lot to offer in the form of bodies, wheels, tires, chassis’, etc … enough variety to quench the thirst of most RC enthusiasts. But what if there’s a particular body that you …

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Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – Pro-Line Racing Ford F-150 Raptor SVT Body

Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – Pro-Line Racing Ford F-150 Raptor SVT Body

Topping the Jumpshot MT is a sporty-looking body covered in HPI’s signature orange and black. We really wanted to keep it, but knew that a custom-painted body was definitely in store. So, we gave a …

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Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – LRP 5600mAh Mid-Shorty Competition LiPo Battery

Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – LRP 5600mAh Mid-Shorty Competition LiPo Battery

While we’ve decided to keep the electronics in this month’s Eat. Sleep. RC. HPI Giveaway car stock, the included SC-3SWP2 ESC is LiPo ready – 2S LiPo ready to be exact. That opened the door …

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Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – HPI Jumpshot MT 2WD Monster Truck

Eat. Sleep. RC. June 2016 Giveaway Update – HPI Jumpshot MT 2WD Monster Truck

HPI has been nice enough to send over one of their Jumpshot MT’s for this month’s Eat. Sleep. RC. Giveaway. We did a test on this vehicle back in February of 2016; you can see …

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