Xray have introduced the 2016 edition of their popular XB8 1/8th scale nitro off-road buggy. The vehicle is based on an all-new 3mm 7075-T6 alloy chassis with optimised weight distribution for improved car handling. The 2016 chassis sports a wider rear end for increased stability while also being 4mm shorter with the weight bias shifted forward by relocating the engine, radio box, fuel tank and centre differential.
Newly founded Japanese aftermarket company RC-Mission, brainchild of Propec’s Toshihiko Hara, has introduced its first option part in the form of aluminium rear axle shafts for the Xray T4 and the Yokomo BD7. Precision-machined from high-quality aluminium the shafts run ultra-true while offering a very light weight which can be beneficial especially in Stock class racing. The axle shafts are a direct fit on the T4 and the 2015 and 2016 variants of the BD7 with the 2016 spec car needing an additional 3×2.5mm grub screw for the driveshafts.
Reflex Racing have introduced hardened SKD-11 tool steel blade-less spool cups for the Xray T4 and a universal fan mount for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD7-2016. Starting with the spool cups, the parts are machined from tool-grade SKD-11 steel, usually used to cut carbon steel and stainless steel, so these cups are made to last while being smooth and super-tough. On top of this the cups look pretty trick too and they come in packs of two.
Xray have announced another of their popular Work.Shops. The next one will be held this coming Saturday the 28th of May during the second round of the Czech Nitro On-road Nationals held in Slavkov. Team Xray driver Michal Abrahamek will be on hand to guide NT1 drivers through individual setup questions. More information can be found here.
Coming from Yeah Racing is a titanium screw set for the Xray T4’16 touring car. Containing nine different screw types the set includes a total of 98 fasteners to do away with the somewhat heavy standard steel screws in favour of more lightweight and cooler looking silver-colour screws. Also included is a multi-purpose mini box with removable partitions to store spare screws and other small parts.
Reflex Racing have introduced the all-new RX12 2017 aluminium chassis conversion kit for Xray’s X12 1/12th scale pan car. Made to maximise the performance of the ’14, ’15 or ’16 specific car to match the higher grip conditions of today’s carpet racing, the kit is designed around a transverse-specific 2.0mm 7075-T6 aluminium chassis and 2.0mm quasi-isotropic carbon fibre lower pod, which has been designed to lower the CG of the car to the max, by using thinner material and slightly heavier hard-anodised 7075-T6 Thyssen Krupp aluminium alloy for the main plate. The kit gives the option of a revised, rearward centre shock position, allowing for quicker steering response and reduced body roll, or the traditional Xray X12 shock placement. Additionally, the conversion also includes a revised motor position that shifts the motor 2mm to the right for better side to side pod balance and the wheelbase has been reduced to 200mm for better entry and mid corner steering. Lastly, in order to move the shock further back, a revised servo mount plate is included in the kit to take advantage of the revised geometry by moving back the front mounting position as well. The chassis comes hard-anodised in black with silver chamfered edges for the premium look people dig these days.
Xray designer and European Champion, Martin Bayer will hold an Xray Work.Shop during the second round of the Czech Nationals on Saturday 21th of May. The race and workshop will take place in Janovice, Czech Republic and Martin will teach interested drivers some of his XB4 and XB2 related tips and tricks.
Coming from Exotek and made for the XB2 2WD off-road buggy are new rear/front brass and rear/rear aluminium suspension holders. Starting with the RF suspension mount, the part is machined from heavy brass material to add 18 gram of weight in front of the rear axle. Doing so will add traction and stability when track conditions call for it with the mount sporting a protective black coating while remaining the stock geometry. The RF mount is usable on both the Carpet and Dirt Edition kits.