Xray have announce the signing of French 1/8th E-Buggy National Champion, Jean-Pierrick Sartel to their team for the 2017 season. JP will race Xray’s 1/8th and 1/10th off-road platforms both on a national and international level and he has the following to say:
I am very happy to join the team Xray 2017. I chose this brand for its technical support, for the quality of its hardware but especially for its competitiveness in all the categories I will use. I have always amazed the speed of development and the dedication that the factory puts into their products. The support at international races is amazing and the premium support at the national races from the French team is also one of the main reasons I decide for Xray. I am very happy for the opportunity and I will do my best. I am looking forward to starting this season with the new team.
Xray have introduced a range of hard-coated 48 pitch aluminium pinion gears. Coming machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and sporting a hard-anodised surface for wear the gears are cut on a special gear machine for highest possible precision while the surface treatment ensures high durability. The gears are available as 26T to 38T variant with the tooth number laser-etched into the front face for easy identification.
Coming from T-Works and made for a range of electric touring cars are aluminium front spool cups. They are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they feature a hard-coated surface for wear and they are usable with Xray, Spec-R, CSO and Team C kits. The cups are a direct replacement and need to be used with driveshaft blades.
Coming from T-Works is the extra hard foam bumper for the Yokomo BD8 and BD7 touring cars. Made of a special foam the bumper is much harder than T-Works’s already existing hard variant while at about 19g it is also about 12g heavier which allows to adjust the car’s weight bias by just changing the bumper. The bumper also extends 6mm further out the front compared to the kit part to eliminate the need to apply additional foam pieces when the bodyshell is mounted further forward on the car.
Xray have added a new spring to their range of 20mm low-profile 4S springs in the form of the C=2.8. The second hardest in the range fits between the 2.9 and 2.7 and it each set is individually controlled, measured and matched for best possible consistency. The black-colour springs come in sets of two and they are marked for easy identification.
Made for Xray’s T4’17 touring car kit is Techra’s all-new black and orange anodised aluminium main chassis plate. Cut from high-quality 7075 aluminium the 2mm thick chassis is only 84mm wide and it features distinctive herringbone cut-outs under the battery and electronics compartments for optimised flex characteristics. The chassis comes in a matte black finish with orange anodised chamfered edges for a very special look.
Xray have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming XB8’17 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. The latest incarnation of the company’s poplar XB8 platform will hit the stores soon with all information and images becoming available in time for the release.
Following the introduction of the 2.25mm matte-finish carbon fibre lower deck, Samix now also released information on the respective upper deck. The top plate is cut from high-quality sheet material, it sports a matte surface finish to match Samix’s main chassis plate and it is a direct replacement for the kit’s glossy finish part.