Once again Team Xray updates the X10 1/10th scale RC pan car kit! The Xray X10 2016 Edition comes packed with many new updates including an all new ultra narrow 2.5mm chassis, new upper and lower rear pod plates, new rear link brace, new straight side springs, and all new orange anodized aluminum parts. Other features include premium composite components, an adjustable track width, adjustable caster, three wheelbase adjustments, multiple servo mounting positions, a high quality ball differential, aluminum rear hubs, aluminum bulkheads and much more! Check out the rest of the details and pictures below.
The Xray X10 2016 Edition’s new chassis is ultra-narrow, designed for short battery packs. The narrower chassis improves steering response and overall traction on all track surfaces. Torsional stability has been increased, resulting in increased grip while eliminating tire scrubbing in high-speed corners. The car handles bumps much better, as well. The CNC-machined chassis is custom-manufactured from stiffer 2.5mm high-grade graphite material with a specially-designed compound for carpet racing. The chassis includes new holes to allow the long shock mounting alternative for increased on-power traction and drivability over bumps.
The layout of the electronics and position of individual sections of the car were designed with optimum weight distribution and balance in mind. The 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 frontwards or rearwards. Depending on battery configuration, the ESC and receiver can be placed in various positions for ideal weight transfer and balance.
Battery placement position on the chassis has a significant influence on weight balance adjustment. The new chassis design allows the battery to be installed in either a forward or backward position, secured by composite battery holders. The rearward position was redesigned to allow battery to be placed even more towards the rear of the chassis.
The Xray X10’s new rear pod was redesigned along with the ultra-narrow chassis and along with the new position of side springs. The narrower chassis & rear pod allow the composite rear pod links to be placed centrally, resulting in better steering response and side-to-side weight transition. The compact, ultra-lightweight rear pod is constructed from high-strength aluminum bulkheads, a rear aluminum brace, and thin (but strong) high-grade graphite plates. The smart pod design allows for super-easy motor top access, accommodating all motors. Eccentric composite bushings are included for ultra-fine rear ride height adjustment.
Pod Upper Plate
The rear pod upper plate has been designed to accommodate the new battery position on the chassis by changing the position of the side tubes mounting.
Rear Link Brace
The brace was redesigned to accommodate the new side spring positions, along with improved access and new body holder positions. The graphite brace now works as a battery backstop.
The new side springs are straight instead of conical, which helps improve the side traction and handling of the car. The straight side springs have more consistent and smoother compression which results in smoother out-of corner exiting, and reduces the chance of traction rolling.
The majority of Team Xray X10’s aluminum parts are orange anodized for a better, more distinctive XRAY design look. The combination of traditional XRAY orange & black coloring gives the car the perfect look.
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. Front lower arms are made from a harder material to make the car easier to drive and give smoother steering. Optional upper arms, steering blocks and front upper arm mounts are also available, made from a harder material.
Strong, simple, yet refined front suspension made from strong, lightweight, self-developed composite material. Reactive caster settings available using 2.5°, 5.0° or 7.5° eccentric bushings. Tiny yet strong HUDY Spring Steel upper pivot balls ensure smooth, bind-free operation, while composite lower pivot balls allow the front suspension to operate smoothly. Fast & easy adjustment of front caster, track-width, roll center and ride height via included shims and clips.
Ultra-precise wheel axles CNC-machined from premium HUDY Spring Steel are additionally hardened and hand ground for precision fitment.
Front upper 3mm adjustable HUDY Spring Steel™ camber turnbuckles are lightweight yet can withstand hard impacts, with precision threading to ensure fine camber adjustment. Steering linkages are made from adjustable 4mm turnbuckles manufactured from lightweight aluminum.
The lower suspension arms feature smart eccentric aluminum inserts which allow quick & easy changing and setting of track-width depending on track conditions. Optional aluminum 0.5mm and 1.0mm eccentrics are used to set wider or narrower track-width.
Ride Height Shims
The front suspension uses ride height adjustment shims which enable very quick, precise and hassle-free ride height adjustment for various track conditions. The set of 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6mm ride height adjustment shims are included for fine tuning.
Reactive caster is easily adjustable by using easy-to-change eccentric bushings of 2.5°, 5.0° or 7.5° (included). Reactive caster is used to adjust the amount of caster change when the front end of the car is compressing (diving) or decompressing (rising).
The Team Xray X10 2016 Edition front chassis upper brace features 3 suspension mount positions which allow for fast and comfortable wheelbase adjustment.
Chassis features predrilled holes for the servo mounts on both left and right side which allows the placement of the servo to balance the car as necessary. Aluminum servo stands allow flat mounting of the servo to the chassis to keep lowest possible CG.
The quick adjustable Ackermann positions can be adjusted by adding/removing shims between the servo and servo holders. The composite shims included in the kit come in three different sizes: 3x6x1, 3x6x2 and 3x6x3. Ackermann influences the steering of the car, and therefore it is important to make it an adjustable feature.
New 4-spring servo saver gives more precise steering, making the car easier to drive while handling more consistently. The tiny yet robust servo saver protects the servo from impact damage. Easy Ackermann adjustment is made via shims mounted below steering block pivot balls.
The Team Xray X10’s 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 give the highest competitive performance.
The ultra-strong lightweight steel axle is used to provide maximum reliability even in the serious crashes. The rear differential features high-grade precision carbide balls for spur gear, hardened and precision-ground D-steel shims, and premium carbide axial thrust bearing.
Precision-molded spur gear are made from XRAY’s exclusive composite material, ensuring true running, super-quiet operation, and robustness for handling powerful motors. A range of optional spur gears for fine tuning is available.
Aluminum Rear Hubs
The Team Xray X10 comes equipped with 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 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.
Rear Ride Height
The Team Xray X10 2016 Edition’s ride height is easily adjustable using included eccentric rear axle bushings, as well as adjustable shock preload for middle ride height adjustment.
The open top design of the rear pod left-side bulkhead provides super-easy motor top access. The rear pod accommodates all motors.
Lateral damper side tubes replace the side shock for smoother and more consistent operation. The Team Xray X10’s lateral damping side tubes provide ultra-smooth side damping, making the car easier to drive and easier to work on. The outer aluminum tube and inner Delrin® tube operate ultra-smoothly.
Micro Shock Absorber
XRAY X10’s micro shock has a scaled-down design from its “big brother” counterpart in XRAY’s successful touring car platform. The fully-adjustable shock features an aluminum shock body that is hard-anodized for ultra-durability. The fine-threaded shock body allows for quick and easy shock spring preload adjustment. Tiny thin shock membrane gives smooth dampening characteristics, and a super-soft silicone shock O-ring gives super-smooth operation while preventing oil leakage. The ultra-finely finished shock shaft with precise-molded composite shock piston ensures optimum shock oil flow and smooth shock absorber action. A simple yet smart shock construction allows for quick and easy shock-length adjustment for rear pod downstop adjustment.