Team Xray is proud to present the new Xray X1 Formula 1 Car Kit! All parts of the new X1 F1 Car are purpose designed and manufactured by Xray from premium materials including legendary Hudy Spring Steel, premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, high grade custom formulated graphite, and our Xray’s blends of composite materials. Everything on the Team Xray X1 F1 Car is premium with maximum attention to detail, so all parts fit and work perfectly together.
Xray X1 Platform
Legendary XRAY premium design, workmanship & material quality, and unmatched attention to detail result in a state of perfection achieved by well thought-out refinements to create a F1 car that is easy to drive, work on, and adjust. From unique HUDY Spring Steel, through the world’s strongest Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, along with XRAY’s own secret composite materials, to premium high-grade graphite materials… everything is exclusive and premium on the X1. Using premium European exclusive materials crafted by XRAY’s engineering artists using state-of-the-art German, Italian, and Swiss CNC machines, the X1 F1 car is born from the finest the world has to offer.
No other 1/10 RC Formula car had such an incredibly outstanding prototype debut than the new Xray X1. Jan Ratheisky and Francesco Martini debuted the very first X1 prototype at its first official race at no less than the world’s most competitive race series – the ETS series. They went on to have the most successful prototype debut ever by claiming an overall ETS season formula champion title by Jan Ratheisky, and third overall position by Francesco Martini. Now the rest of the world can enjoy and race the same ETS Championship-winning Formula car trialed by fire and successfully proven itself in the most competitive racing series in the world.
Chassis design, layout, and flex have significant influence on handling of the Xray X1 F1 Car. The final chassis design offers optimal stiffness for excellent handling, while still being flexible enough to generate maximum traction. The super-narrow chassis front allows for maximum traction while keeping sufficient steering and cornering speed. The chassis has ideal torsional stability, while at the same time eliminating the “scrub effect” in high-speed corners. CNC-machined from custom-manufactured 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing and asphalt racing, the Xray X1 F1 handles ideally on either indoor or outdoor tracks, on either carpet or asphalt. The chassis is the central backbone of the car. All main components attach to the rear pod suspension, which is directly connected via chassis links.
The layout of the electronics and position of individual sections of the Xray X1 were designed with optimum weight distribution and balance in mind. During the design and prototyping phase, several different layouts were tested, and an extensive amount of data was collected, compared, and evaluated by the Factory Team before the final design was chosen. The X1’s steering servo is located in a lay-down position for lowest CG at the chassis center, and the layout of the chassis allows the batteries to be placed either inline or cross-chassis. Depending on battery configuration, the ESC and receiver can be placed in various positions to give ideal weight transfer and balance.
Xray X1 F1 Car’s battery placement on the chassis has a significant influence on weight balance. Battery placement can be quickly changed from inline to cross-chassis, to offer ideal weight balance depending on various track conditions. Composite battery backstops are included to eliminate battery movement.
The narrow chassis layout of the Xray X1 Formula 1 Car with super-narrow rear pod design allows the composite rear pod links to be placed closer to the chassis centerline, which improves steering response and gives optimal side-to-side weight transition. The compact and ultra-lightweight rear pod is constructed from high-strength aluminum bulkheads, graphite brace (which includes multiple wing height mounting positions), and thin but strong high-grade graphite plates.
Rear Link Brace
The X1’s rear graphite brace holds the battery in place and is the mounting base for the side shock. As well, the side springs are positioned on the brace (instead of side links) for better and more consistent damping. Aluminum stands make for a strong design that is durable and resistant to tweak.
Centralized Shock Mount
The front center shock mount is positioned in the absolute chassis center for perfect side-to-side weight transfer. The rigid centrally-mounted shock mount (with strong aluminum stands) prevents tweak and significantly improves side-to-side stability.
Pod Upper Plate
The rear pod upper plate is the base for the central shock, the platform for the side shock, and it connects the front chassis assembly with the rear pod. Machined from premium high-grade graphite, the pod plate is very strong and gives rigidity to the entire rear assembly.
The Xray X1 F1 features a well-proven XRAY shock from the touring car platform. The unique XRAY aluminum shock absorber has interchangeable internal parts, with fixed 1-piece precision pistons which are available with 3 different-diameter holes for damping adjustment: 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2mm with 2 and 3 holes. No matter what you choose, all pistons are ultra-true and round due to a very special mold design, resulting in ultra-free movement of the piston inside the shock body.
The aluminum shock body is precision CNC-machined on the world’s most precise German long-turn CNC machine and every piece is robotically-inspected and measured to ensure maximum precision and tolerance. This is especially important with the inner diameter of the shock body to ensure that each one has an identical inner diameter to guarantee ultra-free shock piston movement.
The X1 aluminum shock body is machined from exclusive Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum for maximum strength and rigidity. The shock body is black hardcoated using XRAY’s own fully robotic color-coating line with purpose-mixed color fluids, ensuring that a very even layer of color coating is applied to each shock body. After the coating process, every shock body is manually checked with high-precision calipers to ensure that the inner diameter of each shock body is exactly within very tight tolerances. The X1 shock cartridge has been designed for self-centering shim to hold silicone O-rings, guaranteeing perfect alignment in the shock body. A finely-threaded aluminum shock lower cap secures the silicone O-rings and shims in the shock body.
The Xray X1 Formula 1 chassis is supported by an ultra-precise micro-size side shock which is machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum. The shock absorber is silicone oil filled to ensure constant and ultra-smooth damping. The side shock delivers maximum traction, especially in low-to-medium traction conditions.
Side springs are placed directly on the chassis for smooth and precise movement. Straight side springs have more consistent and smoother compression for smoother out-of corner exiting, and reduction of traction rolling. Optional side springs are available.
The transition of the rear pod works via the pivot brace, which features an ultra-small and lightweight pivot ball that allows for greater movement of the pivot brace. The pivot ball has an internal thread.
The tiny yet robust servo saver on the X1 protects the servo from impact damage. The 4-spring servo saver gives precise steering, making the car easier to drive while giving consistent handling.
High-grade Graphite Parts
All graphite parts are CNC-machined from custom-manufactured 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing and asphalt racing, the X1 handles ideally on either indoor or outdoor tracks, on either carpet or asphalt.
Premium Composite Parts
All composite parts are manufactured by XRAY using premium self-developed composite mixtures which guarantee sufficient flex of the suspension parts, while being hard enough to withstand hard impacts.
Strong, simple, fully adjustable, yet smart and ultra-efficient front suspension consists of high-grade graphite lower & upper suspension arms, arm mount plate, and aluminum stands. Steering blocks are made from strong, lightweight, self-developed composite material. Tiny yet strong composite pivot balls ensure smooth, bind-free operation. Fast & easy adjustment of front caster, track-width, roll center, camber, and ride height are made via included shims and eccentric bushings. Caster is adjusted via eccentric bushings, offering 3°, 6°, 9°, and 12° settings. Camber is adjusted via eccentric bushing, offering 1.0°, 1.5°, 2.0°, and 2.5° settings.
Front Track-Width Adjustment
The front track-width can be easily adjusted via the shims inserted between the wheel and the front suspension block. Shims for track-width adjustment are included.
Front camber is easily adjusted via front upper arm eccentric bushings. The kit includes two eccentric bushings; by changing the orientation of the bushings, camber settings of 1.0°, 1.5°, 2.0°, and 2.5° can be achieved.
Caster is easily adjusted via front upper plate eccentric bushings. The kit includes two eccentric bushings; by changing the orientations of the bushings, caster settings of 3°, 6°, 9°, and 12° can be achieved.
Roll Center Adjustment
Front upper & lower roll centers are easily adjusted via included shims. Changing the lower roll center position, the ride height of the car is adjusted at the same time. Front upper arm roll center is adjusted by inserting shims under the arm mount plate alu stands. Lower roll center position/ride height is adjusted via shims inserted under the front lower suspension arm alu stands. Ride height can be also adjusted via shims above & below the steering block on the kingpin axle.
The Xray X1 F1 Car’s chassis features pre-drilled holes to accommodate either a micro or mid-size steering servo. The servo is positioned in the chassis center for perfect steering characteristics, and connects to the suspension blocks via the centrally-positioned servo arm with adjustable Ackermann. Aluminum servo stands allow flat mounting of the servo to the chassis to give the lowest possible CG.
The steering backstops mounted on the lower arms allow for the adjustment of maximum steering angle. The advantage of the backstops is that both steering sides can be adjusted to the same angle. Maximum steering angle can be adjusted depending on traction, surface conditions, and tires: under high-traction conditions, the maximum steering angle can be decreased to make the car easier to drive and eliminating traction rolling, or the maximum steering angle can be increased for more cornering speed.
The steering arm includes two Ackermann positions; the inner position achieves maximum steering angle quicker so the car is more responsive, while the outer position makes the car easier to handle in corners. Bump steer shim thickness can be changed depending on track conditions. 4mm shims are included for the steering arm to make the car easier to drive under high-traction conditions.
The front suspension assembly features composite pivot balls that allow the front suspension to work very smoothly. Super-smooth, hardened steel kingpins provide the foundation for the front suspension.
Tiny, tough steering blocks each feature two Ackermann positions. The super-precise inner hole for the kingpin steel pin ensures a wobble-free assembly.
Ultra-precise wheel axles are CNC-machined from premium HUDY Spring Steel™ and are additionally hardened and hand-ground for precision fitment.
The rear suspension features a conventional rear pod that is adjustable via pivot-ball links, providing extremely easy assembly and tuning while being very effective and giving the highest competitive performance.
Rear pod bulkheads are CNC-machined from premium extra-hard Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, additionally black coated for long life and stylish look. The bulkheads are strategically machined to reduce weight to minimum while retaining strength.
The rear pod accommodates all motors. The open-top design of the rear pod left-side bulkhead provides super-easy motor access.
The Xray X1’s ultra-strong lightweight steel axle is used to provide maximum reliability even in serious crashes. The rear axle is hollow for lightest weight while still ensuring maximum strength. The rear differential features high-grade precision carbide balls for spur gear, hardened & precision-ground D-shaped steel shims, and premium carbide axial thrust-bearing.
The Xray X1 F1 Car’s precision-molded spur gear is made from XRAY’s exclusive composite material, ensuring true running, super-quiet operation, and robustness for use with powerful motors. A range of optional spur gears is available for fine tuning.
Aluminum Rear Hubs
Aluminum rear hubs are machined from lightweight aircraft aluminum, specially lightened and black-coated for stylish looks. The rear left aluminum wheel hub features a center-balanced clamping mounting system, ensuring secure mounting while eliminating vibration and run-out.
Rear Ride Height
Ride height on the Xray X1 F1 is easily adjustable using included eccentric rear axle bushings, as well as adjustable shock preload for middle ride height adjustment.
Steering linkages consist from adjustable 3mm turnbuckles manufactured from lightweight Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum which are used to adjust front toe.
A full set 11 high-speed, blue-sealed, steel ball-bearings are used throughout the drivetrain and steering to ensure maximum efficiency. All bearings are degreased and oiled with AeroShell Fluid 12 for maximum smoothness and long life.
Adjustable Body Posts
Robust body posts have fully-adjustable body holders and are rear posts are mounted on the solid graphite platform on alu stands.
The front spoiler consists of two parts: a composite bumper and a Lexan downforce spoiler. The composite front chassis bumper is very rigid yet flexible, and provides protection where the car needs it most… in the front corners of the chassis where damage may occur from impacts. The lightweight Lexan front spoiler is mounted to the composite front bumper and provides the necessary aerodynamic characteristics. There are two types of spoilers included: low downforce & high downforce, and each are used in particular track conditions.
The efficient rear wing works in conjunction with the X1 racing body. The rear of the body has flow channels which direct air directly onto the wing to help generate rear traction and stabilize the car in chicanes. The wing is assembled via the rear wing mount system which features a graphite mount and aluminum stands. Using optional alu shims between the wing and the alu stands, the position of the wing can be easily adjusted to various track conditions. The height of the rear wing can be adjusted by changing the mounting position on the graphite plate.
The high-performance, low-profile aerodynamic body was designed to perfectly fit the Xray X1 and to work under most all track conditions while keeping the full-time Formula 1 style and look. The front and rear of the X1 F1 body have been designed to provide downforce for maximum stability and direct airflow to the rear wing. The body sides as well as cockpit sides are as flat as possible to direct airflow around the body for maximum stability. The body is made from high-quality premium Lexan material. The integrated helmet ensures the body is legal for races where a pilot figure helmet is required without adding extra weight.
- Length: 410mm
- Wheelbase: 264mm
- Weight: 375g