Xray introduce the latest incarnation of their World and European Championship winning NT1 1/10th nitro on-road in the form of the 2014 Spec kit. Compared to its predecessor the car features only subtle refinements such as a new chassis and radio plate, a new fuel tank mounting system, a new smaller 2-speed gearbox and an updated front middle shaft mounting system. Other new features include redesigned shock towers, shocks and a new battery mount. The new features are meant to make maintenance and setup even easier while also adapting the car to harder hand-out tyres, as designer Martin Hudy describes in our exclusive interview some days ago.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Arrowmax introduce this titanium turnbuckle set for the Xray XB4 line of 1/10th scale buggies. The parts are a direct replacement for the stock links, they are made from high-quality material and come marked for easy identification of the left and right hand thread. Included in the 6-piece set is also a suitable 3mm spring steel turnbuckle wrench.
Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Xray announce that young talented driver Kennie Ekenstierna teams up with Xray for the 2014 season. The Nordic vice-champion and top Swedish off-road driver will run the full line of Xray 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road cars. Kennie will primarily focus on the 1/10 off-road European Championship that will be held in Sweden, as well as all Nordic and Swedish races and has to say the following about the deal:
I have been racing Xray XB4 and XB4 2WD as a private driver since last year, and I am very impressed with their performance and reliability which allowed me to attain 2nd place at the Nordic Championship last year as well as getting to onto the podium many times at various races in both classes. It was not a hard decision for me to change also my 1/8 buggy to an Xray. I am very honored to be given the opportunity to work directly with the Xray world racing team and I am super excited to work with drivers the likes of Savoya, Bayer, and Matias. I know I will learn so much from them and will improve my racing skills. I want to give my thanks to Minicars for their support, and my thanks and appreciation to Xray for their trust in me.
Source: Xray [teamxray.com]
Monday, April 7, 2014
Following the first two parts of our exclusive Xray RX8 presentation in the form of an in-depth interview with Martin Hudy and hot on the heels of our article about the making of the RX8 we now bring you the third part of the RX8 story – an exclusive preview with first images as well as more details on the car’s features and specifications.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Following our exclusive interview with Xray’s onroad designer Martin Hudy about the forthcoming Xray RX8 1/8th nitro on-road car we now have a more in-depth article in which Martin explains the challenges of making an already proven car even better and how he tackled the recent tyre rule changes.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Made for the XB8’14 are two new suspension weight sets from Xray. Coming as specific set for the front steering blocks and rear hubs, the parts are machined from brass, they weight 15g per piece and are made to give the buggy a more planted feeling under certain track conditions. The weights are a direct fit to the hubs and come as pairs.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Designed for both the XB4 4WD and XB4 2WD buggy are these servo mounting brackets from Xray. They are machined from 7075 aluminium and come black anodised to replace the stock plastic mounts with stiffer and more reliable parts that also increase the steering response especially on high-bite surfaces. The servo are available in a set of two pieces.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The first two rounds of this year’s Galician Championships where a back-to-back affair with the first round taking place at the Boiro track. The weekend started on a smooth and slippery track but as the race progressed the surfaces got a lot bumpier. Cristian Villar took the TQ spot for the semifinals and he was also able to win his semi in front of Xray teammate Jorge Santin while Manuel Perez (Xray) took the second semi. In the final Cristian was able to build a comfortable gap allowing him to cruise to the win in round 1 of the championship. Jose Porto Andion finished second, Victor Remiseriro Moure completed the podium.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
As promised, today we are publishing the first of a series of features ahead of the forthcoming release of Xray’s all-new RX8 1/8 nitro on-road car. First up we have this exclusive interview with Xray designer Martin Hudy about the development of the RX8 and 1/8th scale market in general, and also the soon-to-be-released NT1 2014. Following that, some time in the middle of next week we will also have an exclusive write-up available with more in-depth information on what racers can expect from Xray’s new flagship 1/8 on-road racer.
Friday, March 28, 2014
With the long awaited official introduction of the new Xray RX8 being only days away Red RC will bring a series of related features starting this Friday 28th with an exclusive Martin Hudy interview about Xray’s all-new 1/8th nitro on-road car. Early next week we will also have an exclusive ‘making of’ column with Martin going into detail about the design process of the RX8 accompanied with some exclusive photo’s of Xray’s latest 1/8th on-road contender. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014