The 67th installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column, Juraj gives a further insight into the development of Xray’s first 1/10th electric off-road buggy, the XB4.
As soon as the design was finished we started to machine and mill all aluminum and steel parts. Meanwhile, the 3D files for all plastic parts were sent to an external company that “prints” for us the plastic parts from special polyamide which is not suitable for racing but gives us a perfect understanding of the shapes and fit of all composite parts before they are produced. As soon as all the first XB4 prototypes were produced, I personally assembled all the parts to get a feel for every single detail and also because this is one of my favorite phases of the project where we still get to play.