XRAY M18T Pro ultra-performance mini

Feb 17, 2008 1 Comment by

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XRAY is pleased to present the improved and refined M18T PRO, a re-designed version of the ultra-popular M18T made with higher-performance racing in mind. The progressive design embodies an enhanced driving experience from the race-oriented high-performance graphite chassis and top deck…through the lengthened wheelbase… to the world-renowned top-secret HUDY Spring Steel™ driveshafts…and much much more. The M18T PRO was borne of racing DNA to challenge your racing skills on any track.

The release of the first revolutionary shaft-driven 1/18 micro truck – the XRAY M18T – was a huge success for XRAY, and quickly exceeded all expectations in terms of performance and customer satisfaction. The M18T has captured the hearts of the micro racing community, from drivers running for fun to the most hardcore racing enthusiasts… instantly making the M18T a modern legend. The M18T has spawned a multitude of micro-focused aftermarket companies, and has supported the creation of very active micro racing communities worldwide. As with all of its ongoing developments, the M18T has also undergone close scrutiny by the XRAY Engineering Department to bring forward the next stage in its evolution – a more race-oriented professional micro truck, the M18T PRO.

When it comes to setting new standards in the RC industry, XRAY has always been at the forefront of bringing new and innovative engineering ideas and solutions, raising the bar and always quickly becoming a new market standard for others to follow. 

 

NEW FEATURES 
M18T PRO Chassis
The M18T PRO chassis is all new, designed specifically for high-performance racing. The 2.0mm thick chassis has been optimized for strength in high-grip racing conditions, while still being flexible enough for low-grip track conditions. The length of the chassis has been optimized for better racing and jumping; it is now 16mm longer.

The chassis is CNC-machined from the premium high-grade carbon fiber (graphite) material on ultra-precise German CNC routing machines, ensuring the highest precision and tolerances in all critical areas.

An inline 6-cell battery pack sits on the left side of the chassis, with composite battery holders ensuring the pack stays in place.

M18T PRO Top Deck
The top deck has been completely redesigned and re-engineered. CNC-machined from premium high-grade carbon fiber (graphite), the top deck is much better suited to survive hard impacts while keeping set-up and geometry unchanged.

The top deck features a smart design to ensure that all bulkhead and arm mounting screws are easily and instantly accessible.

M18T PRO Battery Holder
The 6-cell inline battery pack is held in place by a CNC-machined battery holder made from premium carbon fiber, completed with a stylish, milled ‘X’ The chassis features battery backstops to keep the the pack in place even after serious crashes. The battery stops may be mounted in two different positions to accommodate side-by-side or inline battery packs.

M18T PRO Drive Shafts
The composite drive shafts of the M18T have been replaced with the HUDY Spring Steel™ drive shafts. Manufactured from world-renowned top-secret HUDY Spring Steel™, these race-quality drive shafts are the smallest in the world, exclusively manufactured by HUDY. The drive shaft have been strategically lightened to reduce rotating mass without compromising strength or durability.

M18T PRO Drivetrain
The ultra-efficient drivetrain from the coveted M18T has been carried over to the M18T PRO, as it has proven itself to be the most efficient and effective micro car drivetrain system. The inline, super-efficient single drive shaft drivetrain features an optimized internal ratio, and high-speed ball-bearings for great efficiency.

The original aluminum main drive shaft has been replaced by a CNC-machined & hand-ground main drive shaft of high-grade graphite. Being ? the weight of the original, this translates into much better acceleration and vibration-free power transmission between front and rear gearboxes.

Also new to the M18T PRO is a steel spur gear that really shines when used in dusty and/or outdoor conditions. An aluminum or steel pinion gear (available separately) must be used with the steel spur gear.

M18T PRO Nickel-plated Pivot Balls
New nickel-plated pivot balls replace the original composite versions, and are very good when running in dusty conditions. If prefered you can still use standard composite pivot balls which are included in the kit as well.

M18T PRO Toe Adjustment
The M18T PRO features an adjustable turnbuckle set for front and rear toe adjustment.

M18T PRO Motor Holder
The M18T PRO motor holder is CNC-machined from high-strength aluminum, and is strategically machined for optimum strength, durability, and lightness. Allows the use of 300-size micro motors.

M18T PRO Springs
The spring set of the NT18T nitro micro truck has been included in the M18T PRO kit. The set included 2 front springs (short) and 2 rear springs (long) of medium hardness.

MAIN FEATURES
• 1/18 professional 4WD high-competition shaft-driven micro racing truck
• superior efficiency drivetrain includes 22 high-speed ball-bearings
• fully-independent front and rear suspension
• oil-filled, coil-over shocks
• servo saver included
• adjustable turnbuckles
• front and rear adjustable ball-differentials
• adjustable shock positions
• easily-adjustable motor mount
• chassis accommodates 5- or 6-cell battery packs
• extensive line of XRAY micro electronics and optional parts

M18T PRO includes:
• set of low-pin rubber tires + wheels
• 1/18 micro racing truck body (long)
• pinion set

Not included:
• radio system (transmitter and receiver)
• micro speed controller
• micro motor
• micro battery pack, battery charger, transmitter batteries
• micro servo
• polycarbonate (Lexan™) paint
• CA glue
• tools 
 

Technical specifications:
Length without body: 228mm
Front Width: 178mm
Rear Width: 180mm
Wheelbase: 166mm
Running Weight: 618g
Internal Gear Ratio: 2.5

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One Response to “XRAY M18T Pro ultra-performance mini”

  1. chace kelley says:

    would i be able to buy the chassis just by its self because im tring to build my own rc frum the chassis

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