The Team Xray NT1 nitro touring car gets updated once again! The Xray NT1 2016 Edition comes packed with multiple new features including an all new aluminum chassis, new aluminum two speed bulkheads, new aluminum front upper clamps, new Multi-Flex engine mount, new Multi-Flex front and rear suspension, and new aluminum steering block extensions. Check out the rest of the details and pictures of the Xray NT1 2016 after the break.
The Team Xray NT1 2016 Edition chassis has been re-designed to fit the new 2-speed layshaft rear bulkheads inside the chassis, for better and more precise placement. Extra 2 holes for new motor mounts were added for improved chassis flex. The chassis gives improved performance in corners and provides great stability. Overall, the chassis is very narrow to increase chassis flex and generate more traction and steering. The narrow chassis also prevents chassis contact during cornering, and helps to eliminate the car ‘stopping‘ in mid-corner. The new, lightweight chassis is CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and is strategically machined in low-stress areas to make it as light as possible without adversely affecting strength or rigidity. The area under the engine features air-flow cut-outs for extra cooling airflow. The outer edges of the chassis have been beveled and screw holes have been countersunk to create a smooth lower surface.
The Xray NT1 2016’s new 2-speed layshaft rear bulkheads were re-designed to fit inside of the chassis, for better and more precise placement. These new bulkheads are an integral part of the chassis Multi-Flex system that offers the choice of 3 different flex adjustments. The bulkheads are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to ensure the lightest & strongest support framework for the 2-speed layshaft.
Front Upper Clamps
The front aluminum upper clamps were re-designed for improved flex adjustment of the front suspension. With the new design, the upper clamps can be connected with the aluminum upper arm holder to reinforce the front suspension and give improved steering characteristics. The super-lightweight upper clamps have a very clean and lightweight design to create the lowest weight and CG, making the NT1 easy to service and retaining easy access to all parts. The front upper clamps are CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to provide the lightest & strongest support framework for the car.
The new engine mounts are now part of the Multi-Flex system that allows chassis flex adjustment to suit particular track conditions. Inner mounting positions – softer chassis flex, generates more traction, recommended for low-traction tracks or with use of spec tires. Outer mounting positions – stiffer chassis flex, generates less traction, recommended for high-traction tracks or with use with tires with additive.
Rear Suspension Multi-Flex
The all-new rear suspension design features Multi-Flex quick adjustment to easily adapt the handling of the car to particular track conditions and tires used. There are 3 different flex characteristics to choose from.
Front Suspension Multi-Flex
Similar to the new rear suspension, the front suspension also now features the unique Multi-Flex system that allows you to easily adapt the car to particular track conditions and tires used. There are 3 different flex characteristics to choose from.
Steering Block Extensions
The new extensions for steering blocks are made from aluminum for increased durability and unmatched lifespan. The aluminum extensions have the same well-proven geometry including the same Ackermann positions. The extensions are CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, and are black anodized. The extensions mount to the steering blocks and feature 3 different Ackermann positions. Bump steer can be easily changed by adding or removing shims.
The main frame and backbone of the car consists of high-precision aluminum bulkheads and aluminum suspension holders that are mounted to the aluminum chassis. All bulkhead parts are CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and have been designed to provide the lightest and strongest possible support framework for the car with maximum flex characteristics to increase the traction. The bulkheads are anodized in a distinctive orange color. XRAY’s legendary attention to detail is noticeable in all the precisely chamfered edges. Color may vary slightly between products.
When it comes to setting new standards in the RC industry, XRAY is always leading the pack in bringing new and innovative engineering ideas and solutions, raising the bar and quickly becoming a new market standard for others to follow. XRAY’s innovative Multi-Flex Technology (MFT) was originally designed for 1/10 electric touring cars, and has resulted in some of the most significant milestones in touring car development in the past several years. This innovation not only received numerous awards and honors, but it has proven to be a distinct competitive advantage at racetracks worldwide… helping XRAY dominate races everywhere from local to national events. The NT1 was the first nitro touring car featuring the Multi-Flex system. With the optional Multi-Flex 1-piece engine mounting system, flex can be easily adjusted for various racing conditions or to complement different driving styles.
Premium & Exclusive Materials
The NT1 is luxury model racing car and as such features only the finest, most premium materials: premium woven graphite – exclusive top-secret HUDY Spring Steel – high grade Swiss 7075 T6 – high-tensile heat-treated steel and aircraft aluminum – and XRAY’s self-developed and formulated composite compounds. All is premium and unique on the NT1.
Low CG Platform
Thanks to the very intelligent design concept and engineering, all parts are positioned ultra-low to create a very low CG resulting in super-stable and precise handling.
Front Multi-Flex adjustment via radio plate bushing in the servo saver area is a very useful feature. When the bushing is used, the fixed setting is activated; when the bushing is removed, the screw is directly mounted on the servo saver post and the whole front suspension has increased flex. The fixed setting is recommended when there is sufficient in-corner steering. To increase the in-corner steering, the flex setting can be easily adjusted. The radio plate is an integral part of Multi-Flex™ setting, and allows for very quick & easy flex adjustment. Bushings on the back of the radio plate allow it to be attached to the mounts either rigidly or with an allowance for flex. The ‘rigidly fixed’ setting is recommended for high‑traction conditions. The ‘flex’ setting is recommended for low-traction tracks to generate more traction. The muffler mount is not attached to the radio plate any more, so that eliminates the negative influence of flex. With this design, the radio plate flexes equally to both sides which improves consistency and, as it allows more flex in the front, also provides more in-corner steering.
Fuel Tank Mounting
The 75cc fuel tank with hypertonic tank lid and internal stone-type filter is positioned in the center of the car, and features a unique low-profile design to allow the fuel tank to sit as low as possible. The fuel tank is mounted with rubber grommets and O-ring with a special screw to reduce vibration. With extra space around the fuel tank in the radio plate, the fuel tank has greater movement in all directions which improves fuel pickup and scavenging as fuel is used up. The fuel tank is molded from a special composite mixture which guarantees it to be extremely strong and robust. The fuel tank is glued together using a special self-developed robotic system that ensures maximum accuracy and precision in pre-heating and gluing. The receiver battery pack is located beneath the fuel tank to help create a low CG. Using the optional micro-size receiver battery pack allows the fuel tank to be lowered by another 3mm, creating an ultra-low nitro touring platform.
The battery holder allows to fit the most common LiPo or LiFe batteries. The receiver battery pack can be easily removed from below the fuel tank by a quick access composite cover at the bottom of the chassis. Optional graphite cover contains a special CNC-machined pocket in which to place the batteries, allowing the batteries to sit as low as possible. The main feature of the graphite cover is its integrated Multi-Flex Technology™ functionality to additionally reinforce the chassis in the vertical plane.
Compact lightweight radio case features a clean design and layout. The radio case is attached to the side of the radio plate and will fit any standard-size receiver and optional switch with water-resistant rubber cover.
Rear Upper Clamps
The Team Xray NT1 2016 Edition’s rear upper clamps hold the rear shock tower as well as the graphite roll-center bridge. For extra roll center adjustment, the graphite roll-center bridge can be removed and the rear linkage can be mounted directly to the upper clamps to improve cornering speed and steering in high-traction conditions. The super-lightweight upper clamps have a very clean and lightweight design to create the lowest weight and CG, making the NT1 easy to service and retaining easy access to all parts. The rear upper clamps are CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to provide the lightest & strongest support framework for the car.
The roll-center bridge features 6 roll center positions for the rear upper linkage (identical to previous versions). Machined from premium-grade 2.5mm graphite, the bridge is small and lightweight.
Rear Stiffener Link
The rear stiffener link was designed to enhance the flex characteristics around the engine area. The link can be mounted on the right side 2-speed bulkhead and right-side composite radio plate mount. The link provides optimized flex characteristics and can be easily removed when extra steering needed. An optional graphite stiffener can be used to eliminate flex for high-traction tracks.
Machined from premium-grade 2.5mm (front) and 3.0mm (rear) graphite, the shock towers are small & lightweight. The well-proven shock mounting positions remain unchanged.
The Xray NT1 shocks provide maximum traction and steering characteristics, and optimized up & down travel. Long shock bodies accommodate the long shock shafts, and pistons are made from special white Delrin material with optimized hole number and sizes. Shock rods have been specifically hardened to ensure long life and maximum strength. The set of pistons include 2 and 3-hole pistons with 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2mm diameter holes. The pistons are molded using special methods from Delrin material to ensure extreme roundness, while maintaining maximum stiffness and durability. Shock bodies are CNC machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and hardened to ensure maximum lifespan. External fine threading allows for quick & easy ride height adjustment. The shocks feature low-profile membranes for super-smooth, precise damping.
The NT1 comes equipped with C5.4 springs in the front to provide maximum stability and steering, and C4.0 springs in the rear to provide maximum traction and cornering speed. The NT1 springs, like all other XRAY springs, are manually measured, selected and matched into pairs to guarantee precisely equal length and damping characteristics.
With the intelligent design and construction of all drivetrain parts, the transmission is super smooth and low-friction. From the small diffs, through the efficient ratios and lightweight pulleys, to the high-speed lightly-oiled bearings and lightweight drivetrain parts, all parts are designed for maximum efficiency and durability.
The tiny drive shafts are manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel, the most effective drive shaft material by the industry leader HUDY. Self-developed HUDY Spring Steel ensures the longest possible drive shaft life, maximum strength, and lowest weight. NT1 front constant velocity drives (CVDs) and rear dogbone drive shafts are manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel. The drive shafts are some of the world‘s thinnest yet most durable drive shafts used. The rear drivetrain features dogbone drive shafts which help to generate more traction for the car. To accommodate the dogbone style drive shafts, the rear wheel axles were also updated. Hardened with a proprietary process, the drive shafts provide unbeatable lifetime and reliability.
The diffs in the Team Xray NT1 are small and light, ensuring lowest rotating mass and lowest CG. Rubber-sealed composite differential housings are molded from a special composite mixture that ensures non-expansion and non-deformation during operation and long runs, which would otherwise negatively influence the free movement of the gears inside. Differential gears are made from pressed steel, heat-treated and machined for ultra-precise and smooth operation.
All pulleys are molded from a special composite mixture to ensure low-friction operation, efficient and strong tooth profiles, and long lifespan.
PUR Drive Belts
The drivetrain includes PUR-reinforced high-efficiency, low-friction drive belts to ensure that power is properly & efficiently transferred to all drivetrain parts.
The Team Xray NT1 2016 Edition’s 2-speed transmission parts are installed on a precision-manufactured super-smooth middle layshaft made from tough HUDY shaft steel for 2-speed, which is additionally heat-treated for extra strength and long life. The 2-speed gear adapter is CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 for precise fitting of the one-way bearing, and allowing super-precise and wobble-free installation of the spur gears. The high-quality German one-way bearing is hand-ground before installation for maximum running precision and strength. The 2-speed adapter is manufactured from hardened steel.
The reverse clutch design provides smoother and faster acceleration, while increasing the lifespan of the clutch shoe. Easily-adjustable 3-shoe XCA (XRAY Centrifugal-Axial) clutch features clutchbell, clutch nut, flywheel nut, and thrustbearing collar made from exclusive HUDY
NT1 includes XRAY pinion gears machined from tough 7075 T6 alu and specially hardcoated for supreme strength, light weight, and high durability. Created on a special gear machine, all pinions feature ultra-precise tooth shaping and ultra-true running for vibration-free operation. Fine internal threading allows easy installation on XCA clutchbells (standard or lightweight versions). Each pinion is fine etched with the tooth number for easy & quick identification
Brake inputs are transferred precisely to the brakes due to the ball-raced, super-smooth brake cam. The steel brake cam is machined from self-developed HUDY Spring Steel™ to ensure the longest possible lifespan, maximum strength, and lowest weight. The specially-glued, high-grip pads are resistant to overheating to give strong, fade-free braking. Brake pad backing plates are made from laser-cut steel.
Middle Shaft Holder
The aluminum front middle shaft holder is CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to be lighter weight while remaining super strong. The smart design gives easier access to the front belt & pulley for quick & easy front belt changes and maintenance. The muffler mounting system is incorporated into the front middle shaft holder. This design helps to ensure that the muffler is mounted independently from the radio plate and chassis so there is no flex transfer. The extra long muffler wire fits all standard mufflers.
Integrated Suspension Settings
The Xray NT1 features I.S.S. (Integrated Suspension Settings) design. All adjustment possibilities are completely integrated, allowing complete set-up changes without changing or replacing any parts – no need for optional roll center, anti-dive or anti-squat blocks. Using eccentric bushings anti-dive and anti-squat can be adjusted easily. High-tensile steel suspension pivot pins are polished for smooth suspension action, and all pivot pins are captured to eliminate the need for E-clips.
Lower Suspension Mounts
Front & rear suspension holders are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 and are fully independent from the bulkheads, mounted directly to the chassis to increase traction and make the car easier to drive. Suspension mounts were designed to retain the NT1’s well-proven geometry. The mounting positions on the chassis were established to achieve the best possible flex characteristics for maximum traction and steering characteristics. All suspension mounts are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to provide the lightest & strongest support framework for the car. The suspension mounts are anodized in a distinctive orange color. (Color may vary slightly between products.) XRAY’s legendary attention to detail is noticeable in all the precisely chamfered edges.
Suspension arms are one of the most important parts of any RC model car, as they directly influence the handling and racing characteristics of the car. The NT1 suspension arms are the result of long-term testing of different designs and layouts. Length, thickness, flexibility, geometry of suspension points and materials used… these are all the concepts and details that had to be thoroughly reviewed to create optimal suspension arms. The exclusive composite mixture used for suspension arms is a perfect balance between reliability and performance. The suspension arm itself is rigid enough to provide a responsive feel, yet soft enough to provide extreme durability.
The tiny yet tough Xray NT1 steering blocks are molded from a special composite mixture for maximum strength. Thanks to perfect molding, bearings fit into the steering block without any extra play to give maximum stability. The steering blocks were re-designed for use with an aluminum Ackermann plate which allows greater Ackermann and bump-steer adjustment range. The aluminum Ackermann plate is mounted to the steering block and features 3 different Ackermann positions. The plate is also mounted lower compared to previous steering block designs, which allows the steering linkage to be moved lower to gain more bumpsteer (giving increased steering response and improved in-corner steering). Bump steer can be easily changed by adding or removing shims. The kit includes 0° kingpin steering blocks. Optional 1° kingpin steering blocks are available for more in-corner steering. The steering blocks also accommodate the mounting of optional graphite Aero discs for improved steering.
The Team Xray NT1 2016 Edition’s compact rear uprights are small in size but are very strong due to the special composite mixture used. Thanks to perfect molding, bearings fit into the rear uprights without any extra play and therefore give maximum stability. The rear uprights feature 2 positions for mounting the upper roll center linkage, to allow changes to the roll center position. The rear uprights accommodate the mounting of optional graphite Aero discs for improved stability and traction.
Front Anti-roll Bars
Anti-roll bars – manufactured from special spring steel material –are included to stabilize the front & rear of the car. The anti-roll bar system is mounted to the front & rear bulkheads via ball-bearings from the inside for extra-smooth movement and quick & easy changes and adjustment. The anti-roll bar turns in ball-bearings for maximum precision and free movement. Whether you race at small, technical tracks or large, fast tracks, you have a choice of either wire-type or blade-type front anti-roll bar. Both are included in the kit.
Wire Anti-roll Bar
Recommended for small, technical tracks when the car needs to quickly change direction and transfer weight from side-to-side. The thickness of each anti-roll bar is laser-engraved for easy identification. Anti-roll bar wires of different thickness are optionally available for fine-tuning. The kit includes a 2.6mm wire front anti-roll bar.
Front Blade Anti-roll Bars
Recommended for long, fast tracks when the car needs maximum cornering speed. Corner “dive in” is reduced, and the car can maintain maximum speed. The hand-ground front anti-roll bar blades are manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel™ to ensure the highest possible lifespan, and they are easily adjusted using a small 1.5mm hex wrench. The kit includes a 1mm thick blade anti-roll bar assembly, with softer 0.7mm thick blades optionally available.
Rear Anti-roll Bars
Rear anti-roll bar height is adjustable via a screw…quick & easy. The kit includes a 2.0mm wire rear anti-roll bar. The thickness of each anti-roll bar is laser-engraved for easy identification. Anti-roll bar wires of different thickness are optionally available for fine-tuning.
The NT1 2016’s pivot ball suspension contains precision pivot balls which are specially hardened for enhanced lifespan and to withstand hard crashes. A total of eight (8) pivot balls are included and are captured by strong M10 composite nuts to minimize weight and give smooth suspension movement. Standard pivot balls are made from steel for maximum durability and lifespan. For those who are focused on minimizing unsprung weight, optional lightweight aluminum or titanium pivot balls are also available.
Aluminum Hex Hubs
Ultra-lightweight wheel hex drive hubs are CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 black-coated aluminum. These ultra-true hex hubs have a clamping design which ensures ultra-solid mounting of the wheel on the hub. The alu hex hubs are specially machined to reduce rotating weight while guaranteeing wobble-free wheel mounting. Optional offsets of -0.75mm and +0.75mm are available to adjust track-width.
To guarantee maximum reliability, all turnbuckles are manufactured from special HUDY Spring Steel material for turnbuckles for maximum core strength.
Car holder features an eyelet which allows the fuel tank opener string to be captured securely and ensure more consistent refueling.
The Xray NT1 2016’s centralized servo saver is ball-raced to ensure super-precise, smooth operation, and adjustable spring preload tension allows for fine tuning. The servo saver also features easily-adjustable Ackermann positions with easy-to-change inserts which greatly influence the steering characteristics, allowing the NT1 to be adjusted for driving styles and track conditions.
The Team Xray NT1 2016 Edition’s compact front foam bumper is manufactured from high-resilience, lightweight foam. The front upper bumper holder and lower composite bumper are molded from rigid composite to withstand hard crashes.