Xray have announced Danish racer Steven Olsen as the latest addition to their Factory Team. The Danish Touring Stock vice-champion will use the company’s T4 touring car in his upcoming campaign that will include the Danish Outdoor and Indoor Nationals, the Nordic Championships as well as selected ETS events. Steven says:
After driving for many different manufactures the last 3 years, I was never really satisfied with the performances of the cars and always missed the performance of my old Xray cars. These experiences caused me to get back to Xray cars. After the testing of the newest Xray T4’16 I had improved my pace from the first battery. This car has so much grip and corner speed and responses very well on setup changes. Driving the best quality cars on the market and the constant development of the cars is very important for me because I just only need to focus on racing and never worry about the durability and quality of the cars. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible and I can’t wait to start working together with the team.
Coming from Xray and made for the XB2 and XB4 line of buggies are 21mm composite shock ball ends. 4mm longer than the standard parts they offer increased suspension downtravel, something that can be beneficial especially on bumpy tracks. The ball ends come in sets of two and fit both the front and rear shock absorbers.
Available from May is Radtec’s new aluminium main chassis for the Xray T4’16. Featuring a very common design with herringbone-shaped cut-outs under the battery and electronics compartments the symmetrical chassis is machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and it comes black anodised and with silver edge details. As with all alloy chassis it is intended for the use on high-bite tracks as it offers less torsional flex than a carbon fibre chassis, making the car easier to drive.
Available now from McFactory Motorsports is a 2.3mm 7075-T6 aluminium main chassis and lower motor pod plate for the Xray X12’16 kit. The chassis will keep the car from lifting the inside tyre on high-grip carpet tracks while also making the car easier to drive at the same time. The parts come machined from high-quality aluminium, they sport silver chamfered edges and are a direct replacement for the stock carbon fibre parts.
Coming from Yaiba Racing are three sets of composite driveshaft blades for a range of 1/10th electric touring cars. Made to protect both the drive pins of the driveshafts as well as the differential outdrives, the blades offer high durability and low friction characteristics with the colour-coded 10-piece sets being available for Tamiya TRF418 and TRF419 kits, for the Yokomo BD5 and BD7 as well as the Xray T4 and VBC D07 and D08 kits.
To sum up our exclusive series of stories on Xray’s all-new RX8 2016 1/8th nitro on-road kit, including the making off part 1 and part 2 as well as the exclusive interview with designer Martin Hudy, we now have all details and images of the company’s all-new top-of-the-foodchain 1/8th kit available. The 2016 specification car received a massive make-over that starts with the all-new aluminium backbone in the form of full aluminium bulkheads, layshaft and radio plate mounts to ensure a strong yet lightweight framework while still allowing maximum flex characteristics for increased traction. Beside the bulkheads also the suspension mounts are made up using aluminium for maximised precision and durability.
Coming from Teamsaxo and made for Xray’s T4’16 electric touring car are a soft carbon fibre main chassis and upper deck. Starting with the chassis, it is cut from high-quality carbon fibre and it sports a total of four cut-outs, front and back of the battery and electronics compartment, to make for more torsional flex than a plain chassis plate. The added flexibility will add traction and drivability in very low grip conditions or when running hard spec tyres.
For those that are running Xray’s XB2 Dirt Edition 2WD off-road buggy in less-than-ideal conditions, Bezerk RC have introduced two new option parts to fine-tune the buggy for lower grip and bumper track conditions. First up is a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis that provides a healthy weight saving for Stock racers coming in at 87g while providing some extra flex if track conditions call for it. Also new is a lower tower to add much needed droop to the rear. This increases rear cornering grip and aids in bump handling ability. The tower has been lowered 5mm and geometry corrected so the shock angles remain the same. Made from 4.0mm carbon fibre the tower also looks good while adding strength at the same time. Other heights are also available for those that are in need of in-between sizing.