XRAY NT1 2011 Version

Feb 03, 2011 1 Comment by

At the heart of XRAY’s philosophy is a firm commitment to perfection when it comes to engineering, design, performance and support, all made possible by state-of-the-art in house manufacturing. The NT1 is synonymous with the absolute perfection that is XRAY: a platform that has been capturing trophies at tracks all around the world, and also capturing the hearts & mind of customers who demand nothing less than excellence.

Multiple winner of “Car of the Year” awards and the absolute winner of all major titles – including World Champion, European Champion, USA Champion, Asian Champion and dozens of National champion titles all around the world – proves the unbeatable pedigree of this platform. XRAY brings forth the NT1 2011 edition, the next evolution of the winning platform.

[Martin Hudy, XRAY NT1 Project Designer]

“To improve upon the car that is already the world’s best performing platform and the most successful nitro touring car in the market has been an extremely tough task. During the last few years we have continued year-by-year to introduce new changes and ideas to improve performance, reliability, and handling. For 2011 we focused on what we knew to be missing for a pedigree racing car like the NT1 : a chassis designed to easily accommodate graphite reinforcing inserts or additional balancing weights (front and rear) and one that is easier to perform handling-improving set-up changes on. Enjoy the 2011 NT1 and see you at the tracks.”

General

  • Developed, designed and styled by legendary Ing. Juraj Hudy, manufactured exclusively by XRAY in Europe in the world’s most sophisticated RC manufacturing facility
  • Pure racing design, premium luxury quality, and highest performance
  • Premium, exclusive, and high-tech materials used throughout
  • The world’s lowest CG nitro touring car platform
  • Unique and revolutionary chassis flex adjustment with optional Multi-Flex™ 1-piece engine mounting system
  • Easy access to all drivetrain parts allows super-quick rebuilds and set-up changes

Chassis

  • CNC-machined 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 chassis
  • Machined 2.5 mm graphite radio plate
  • Centralized 75cc fuel tank with hypertonic tank lid and internal stone-type filter
  • Ultra-low and lightweight front and rear split bulkheads allow super-easy diff access
  • Belt tension adjustment in front and rear bulkheads
  • Unique compact lightweight radio case with rubber-covered Quick-Exchange system for receiver crystal access
  • For ultra-competitive racers with an eye on weight savings, XRAY will offer an optional graphite receiver brace in place of the standard radio box.
  • Centralized, low-mounted receiver battery pack is located below the fuel tank for easy access
  • Optional micro-size receiver battery pack allows fuel tank lowering by 3mm, creating an ultra-low nitro touring platform

Engine & Clutch

  • Quick-set 2-piece aluminum engine mount system with fixed engine position for super-easy engine installation and gear mesh adjustment
  • After initial gear mesh is set, the engine position is 100% held in place and the engine can be installed-reinstalled any time without any need for any further gear mesh adjustment
  • Swiss 7075 T6 hardcoated flywheel
  • Easily-adjustable 3-shoe XCA (XRAY Centrifugal-axial) clutch
  • 1-piece pressure plate manufactured from specially-developed material for positive engagement
  • Clutch nut and preload adjustment collar manufactured from special HUDY Spring Steel™ for maximum lifespan and durability
  • Ultra-lightweight precision support plate and spring cup manufactured from high-tensile 7075 T6 aluminum
  • Clutchbell manufactured from high-grade special steel, heat treated for high durability and increased lifespan
  • Clutchbell / pinion gear construction allows super-precise assembly
  • Swiss 7075 T6 machined pinion gears have individually-machined teeth on a high-precision gear production machine, then are specially hardcoated for maximum life
  • Carbide axial thrustbearing and high-tensile spring included
  • Robust spring-mounted exhaust mounting system

Brakes

  • Aluminum brake 7075 T6 hub with precision-pressed pins
  • Laser-cut, precision flat-ground ventilated steel brake disk for ultra-efficient fade-free braking
  • High-grip Ferodo™ brake pads
  • Brake disk and brake pads heat treated for maximum lifespan
  • CNC-machined 7075 T6 aluminum brake cam is ball-bearing supported allowing super smooth and precise brake control

Drivetrain

  • XRAY has developed the most efficient, smoothest drivetrain using optimum belt and pulley construction with the lowest rotating mass
  • Exclusive HUDY Spring Steel™ drivetrain parts for highest performance and unmatched lifespan
  • The world’s smallest and lightest differentials allow super-low mounting, lowering the car’s CG to the maximum
  • Diff outdrives manufactured from exclusive HUDY Spring Steel™ are specially hand-ground for maximum precision and smooth operation
  • PUR® reinforced high-efficiency, low-friction, fine-pitch drive belts
  • Oversized pulleys for maximum efficiency belt wrapping
  • Pulleys molded from frictionless composite material for high lifespan
  • Complete set of high-speed, blue-sealed ball-bearings, degreased, lightly oiled for maximum efficiency, individually controlled, selected, and inspected

2-Speed Transmission

  • Precision manufactured super-smooth middle layshaft from tough HUDY shaft steel for 2 speed, specially heat treated for extra strength and long life
  • High-quality German one-way bearing hand-ground before installation for maximum running precision and strength
  • Specially-designed adjustable graphite side-belt tensioner allows easy engine removal
  • 2-speed spur gear adapter CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 for precision fitting of one-way bearing, allowing super-precise and wobble-free installation of spur gears
  • The world’s most precise spur gears molded from special composite mixture and injected from the center ensures wobble-free running and eliminates run-out
  • Precise 2-speed adapter manufactured from hardened steel

Differentials

  • The world’s smallest and lightest differentials for enhanced efficiency of the lightweight drivetrain system
  • Super-smooth, no-slip, high-durability differentials are easily adjustable with different diff oils
  • Solid axle diff adapter transforms differential into solid axle (spool)
  • Diff outdrives manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel™ specially ground for maximum precision
  • Easy differentials access: front diff accessible by removing 4 screws, rear diff accessible by removing 6 screws

Suspension

  • Advanced suspension geometry optimized and finely tuned for high-competition racing
  • Lightweight yet durable suspension parts molded from XRAY’s own composite mixture for suspension parts
  • High-tensile steel suspension pivot pins polished for smooth suspension action. The captured-pin suspension design eliminates the need for E-clips
  • Front and rear CNC-machined premium graphite shock towers (front 2.5mm, rear 3.0mm) feature optimized shock positions for high-competition racing
  • 3mm graphite rear roll center bridge with optimized rear roll center positions
  • Fully-adjustable suspension featuring I.S.S. (Integrated Suspension Settings™)
  • Small, robust rear uprights feature two easily-adjustable upper roll center positions
  • Easily-adjustable wheel offset using optional shims or offset wheel axles (+/-0.75mm)
  • Hand-ground blade-style front-anti roll bars manufactured from Hudy Spring Steel™ are easily adjustable to alter stiffness
  • Rear anti-roll bar adjustability by exchanging optional anti-roll bar wire
  • Premium Hudy Spring Steel™ adjustable turnbuckles
  • Lightweight, super-strong aircraft aluminum pivot ball nuts
  • Precision pivot balls are specially hardened for enhanced lifespan and to withstand hard crashes

Steering

  • Centralized ball-raced steering servo saver with adjustable spring tension
  • Easily-adjustable Ackermann positions using integrated inserts

Shocks

  • XRAY 4-step externally-adjustable shocks featuring standard fixed and adjustable pistons
  • Fine-threaded shock bodies for precise height adjustment
  • Specially-hardened shock shafts for maximum strength
  • XRAY self-developed and manufactured ultimate racing springs are hand-selected for maximum precision, equal length, and equal damping characteristics

Body & Wheels

  • Front upper and lower composite bumper made from special composite material to withstand hard impacts
  • Compact front foam bumper made from lightweight, high-resilience foam
  • Thick 6mm body posts can withstand hard crashes and back-flips
  • XRAY Nitro-Star wheels feature special inner rib structure, and the non-deforming design ensures the highest performance under all racing conditions

Assembly & Support

  • Premium 3D full-color Instruction Manual and comprehensive XRAY Setup Book
  • Exclusive Virtual Online Setup Sheet database with thousands of setup sheets for race tracks around the world
  • Premium, unmatched XRAY’s online support

Adjustment Possibilities:

  • Fully-adjustable front and rear suspension geometry: caster, camber, toe, anti-dive, anti-squat, ride height, droop, track-width and roll centers
  • Optional XRAY Multi-Flex Technology™ (XRAY patent) allows for quick & easy chassis stiffness adjustment
  • Adjustable roll centers front and rear
  • Adjustable bulkheads for belt tension control
  • Adjustable HUDY Spring Steel™ turnbuckles (steering, front & rear upper links)
  • Adjustable Ackermann positions
  • Multiple upper and lower shock mounting locations for front and rear
  • Externally-adjustable racing shocks (4-step)
  • Adjustable front anti-roll bar (rear optional)

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