Several RC magazines around the world have asked us to write a monthly column. With the kind permission we will re-publish the column at our web site too so all of the XRAY fans can read the latest news and behind the scenes information. Enjoy.
Column #25 – Well Developed or Overdeveloped?
Readers of my column and XRAY customers know that we have started the XRAY brand back in 2000 with the introduction of the T1, our first electric touring car. I remember those times very well with passion and nostalgia. At those times, electric touring cars were just settling in the RC car scene and nobody knew how or where the development of the category would move. In those pioneer days most companies were having different ideas and points of view of how the design of a touring car should be, and those touring cars were also greatly diverse and different. Of course something that is different is usually somewhere between bad and great. As such we would see some types of touring cars working perfectly on asphalt but not so well on the carpet, or conversely we would see a touring car platform that was unbeatable on rubber tires but struggled on foam tires. You get the picture I’m sure. Those were the days when RC car designers were still learning and gaining the experience and of course for me, my racing team and R&D team were in the same situation. ‘ more… ‘
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