Team Xray is excited to introduce an update to the NT1 nitro RC touring car! The new Xray NT1 2018 comes packed with upgrades including an all new chassis, updated rear layshaft bulkheads, and revised graphite bulkhead and layshaft braces. Read the rest of the details and check out the pictures below.
The Team Xray NT1 2018 Edition’s all-new lightweight chassis is CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, strategically machined in low-stress areas to make it as light as possible without adversely affecting strength or rigidity. With the updated design of the chassis, the front window opening is larger and features milled slots for a removable brace.
Front Chassis Flex Adjustment
All-new NT1 2018 chassis with unique, innovative front flex adjustment via a removable aluminum brace. Using the aluminum brace increases steering response & cornering speed; without the aluminum brace, the car is easier to drive and has more forward traction.
All-new Xray NT1 2018 graphite brace of the rear bulkheads was redesigned for more comfortable access to the engine screws. The 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 2 different flex characteristics to choose from: SOFT – Graphite brace is not used. This allows flex in the rear suspension and generates more rear traction. Recommended for low traction tracks, or races with spec hard or large tires. STIFF – Graphite brace is connected to the 2-speed bulkheads. This setting reduces flex in the rear suspension and improves out-of-corner steering and rotation, but also slightly decreases rear traction. Recommended for medium-high-traction tracks, or when tires with additive are used.
Rear Suspension Multi-flex Technology
The all-new Team Xray NT1 2018 Edition 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 three different flex characteristics to choose from.
All-new Xray NT1 2018 redesigned rear layshaft bulkheads allow use of bracket bushings to connect the layshaft bulkheads to the rear bulkheads to reinforce the entire rear suspension. There are two flex settings of 2-speed bulkheads: SOFT – Bracket bushings not installed. The car has more traction. Recommended for low-traction conditions. STIFF – Bracket bushings are installed. The car is more free. Recommended for high-traction conditions. The new bulkheads are an integral part of the chassis Multi-Flex system that offers a variety of choices for different flex adjustment.
Rear Graphite Stiffener
All-new NT1 2018 Edition redesigned graphite brace connects the rear layshaft bulkheads and radio plate stand, allowing easier engine removal. The rear graphite stiffener – made from 2mm graphite material – was designed to enhance the flex characteristics around the engine area. The brace is mounted on the right side between the 2-speed bulkhead and the adjacent aluminum radio plate mount. The graphite stiffener provides optimized flex characteristics and can be easily removed when extra steering needed. An optional rear stiffener link is available to offer an in-between stiffness setting.
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 the 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 international events. The NT1 was the first nitro touring car featuring the Multi-Flex™ system.
The main backbone of the car consists of high-precision, high-strenghth aluminum bulkheads and aluminum suspension holders 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.
The Team Xray NT1 aluminum rear bulkheads have been completely redesigned. The mounting positions to the chassis below the 2-speed axle were removed, and the bulkheads are now mounted into the rear-front suspension holder for improved flex characteristics and traction. The bulkheads have special cutouts for precise centering into the rear-front suspension holder. The 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 very high-traction conditions. The super-lightweight 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.
Upper Arm Holders
Redesigned Xray NT1 front upper arm holders not to touch front bulkheads, offering improved flex of the front suspension, and better forward traction.
Middle Shaft Holder
The aluminum front middle shaft holder is inserted into the chassis for better centering. The smart design allows easier access to the front belt and 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.
Radio Plate Mounts
Radio plate mounts are made from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum instead of composite material for improved flex characteristics. The mounts are located equidistant from the center centerline, as well as inline for more equal chassis flex characteristics
A radio plate design allows mounting of the plate on the equidistant, aligned aluminum radio plate mounts for more equal chassis flex characteristics. The front part of the Xray NT1 radio plate was redesigned for improved in-corner steering, as well as improved flex of the front suspension for better forward traction. Front Multi-Flex adjustment via the radio plate bushing in the servo saver area is a very useful feature. When the bushing is installed, 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.
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 rummber 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 Team Xray NT1 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.
Graphite roll-center bridge made from thicker 4mm material removes unwanted flex of the rear suspension and improves cornering speed. The roll-center bridge features six roll-center positions for the rear upper linkage (identical to previous versions).
The Xray NT1 brake pads are made from the SLS material for smoother, more consistent braking. Brake inputs are transferred precisely to the brakes by 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. Brake pad backing plates are made from laser-cut steel. The laser-cut, precision flat-ground ventilated steel brake disk allows for true, wobble-free rotation.
Graphite rear shock tower is machined from thicker graphite 3.5 material for improved high-speed steering. Body posts are mounted wider on the shock tower for better stability. Machined from premium grade 2.5mm (front) and 3.5mm (rear) graphite, the shock towers are small and lightweight. The well-proven shock mounting positions remain unchanged.
The 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 supersmooth 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. Team Xray 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 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 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
The hardcoated flywheel, clutch disc, and spring cup are made from premium Swiss 7075 T6.
Precision-molded spur gears are made from XRAY’s exclusive secret blend of composite material, allowing the gears to run true and super quiet, and be robust enough to handle the power of a modern nitro engine. The spur gears are molded with a special technique allowing the gears to be absolutely true thus improving the drivetrain efficiency. Each gear is stamped with a tooth number for easy identification. The intelligent engine mount design allows the setting & fixing of the engine position to ensure optimal gear mesh. Thanks to the specially-shaped gear teeth, the gears always have the same gear mesh which ensures that the engine can be set in position without the need for constant fine-tuning. After initial gear mesh is set, the engine position is permanently set; the engine can be installed & re-installed repeatedly without the need to re-adjust the gear mesh.
Team Xray NT1 2018 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.
Redesigned engine mounts offer improved and more equal chassis flex under the engine area.
Integrated Belt Tensioning
Both front & rear upper clamps feature integrated belt-tension adjustment using adjustable bearing eccentric holders. All ball-bearings turn in composite hubs to reduce friction and improve drivetrain efficiency.
Integrated Suspension Settings
The 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.
Front upper arms are made from softer material for improved in-corner steering and better forward traction. 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 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 designed for use with an aluminum Ackermann plate which allows greate 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 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 Blade Anti-roll Bars
The blade anti-roll bar is used for improved cornering speed on larger, open tracks. The front blade-style anti-roll bar is fully-adjustable, and is fully independent from downstop adjustment. The hand-ground front anti-roll bar blades — manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel™ for long lifespan — are easily adjusted using a 1.5mm hex wrench.
Rear Anti-roll Bar
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.
Alu 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.
Front steel suspension pivot balls have a smaller diameter between the ball and thread to allow an increase in steering angle for increased cornering speed and out-of-corner steering. The NT1 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, 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. Optional lightweight aluminum or titanium pivot balls are also available.
To guarantee maximum reliability, all turnbuckles are manufactured from special HUDY Spring Steel material for turnbuckles for maximum core strength.
Adjustable side-belt tensioner is mounted directly to the aluminum radio plate holder instead of graphite mount that eliminates wear.