Xray have announced the addition of Singapore’s Dominic Quek to their factory team. A former Xray privateer, Dominic will now receive full works support in his campaign that will see attendances at events such as the Asian Onroad Championships, the TITC as well as national events such as the Urban Touring Series, the Singapore Nationals and the TIPS Championship. Dominic will campaign Xray’s T4 and X1 platforms and he had the following to say:
I have been racing radio control cars since the age of 5. One of my first pro-level cars was the Xray T2 which my dad chose for me for its durability. Over the years, I have continued to choose to race the Xray platform for its on-track performance and unrivalled quality. In recent years, I have had the opportunity to interact with and receive advice from Xray’s factory team drivers including Alexander Hagberg, Jan Ratheisky, Bruno Coelho and Martin Hudy. I am honored to now be a part of the Xray team and look forward to helping Xray drivers in Singapore and internationally. I would like to thank the entire Xray family for this amazing opportunity.
Xray have revamped their popular X10 1/10th 200mm pan car kit with the 2018 variant sporting a range of updates and improvements. The ’18 specification kit utilises many of the design features previously known from the X12 series of cars with the vehicle using an all-new carbon fibre chassis with increased torsional stiffness and optional mounting positions for the side links. The 2.5mm “shorty battery only” chassis cut from “carpet-spec” carbon fibre allows for straight and angled link positions with the latter improving in-corner steering.
Coming from Yeah Racing are 3mm front and rear belts for the Xray T4. The range included a 513T front and a 189T rear belt, both are suitable for the Xray T4 range of cars while the rear variant is also usable with Yokomo’s BD8 kit. Both 3mm wide belts are cut from high-quality, low-drag material for a long-lasting and free-spinning drive train.
3DRC have expanded their popular range of Fan Booster motor cooling fan mounts by three all-new variants for the Xray X1 and Team Associated F6 formula pan cars. Purpose designed and 3-D-printed from very tough material the fan mounts are available in two standard variants, for 30mm or 40mm units, and also as 30mm variant with incorporated diffusor for improved looks and aerodynamics. The fan mounts attach between the motor bulkheads and rear carbon fibre wing mount plate, they are usable for Formula and also LMP-converted cars and they are available through 3DRC’s Shapeways store or select model shops.
T-Works have introduced a couple of new brass and aluminium option parts for the Xray T4’17 touring car. Available soon are a brass battery stop for the right hand layshaft mount, a brass motor mount plate, 2.5g brass steering posts as well as 2.5g brass bumper posts. All parts are machined from high-quality brass material, they come with a black surface coating and gold-colour edge details for wear and looks. For those who look for a more securely located battery without adding substantial weight, T-Works also offers the battery stop in a lightweight aluminium variant.
Coming from RC Prostyle is a 2.25mm carbon fibre chassis set for the Xray X1 formula car. Constructed from high-grade U.S. made carbon fibre the chassis was designed especially for asphalt racing in medium to high-grip conditions. The super-narrow design and raised side links increase ground clearance during cornering which results in less scrubbing and improved corner speed. Included come two types of link plates, one for the standard Xray links and one for shorter 65mm links such as the ones used by Roche or Yokomo – using the shorter links will help gain on-power steering. Included in the set are the chassis, rear pod plate, side link plates as well as mounting hardware.
Coming from Fenix as part of their new Slim Series chassis range are carbon fibre chassis for a range of formula pan cars. Designed to reduce chassis scrub during hard cornering the chassis will allow for a softer suspension setup due to greater ground clearance. Available from September are sets for the Xray X1’17/16/15, Yokomo YR10F, Team Associated F6 and Fenix Mistral.