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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.

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As the 2015 season is already fully running it is time to take a short review of what we did in 2014 and to set our plans for 2015. Together with Martin & R&D & racing team we have worked very hard on further development and improvement of all product lines, so for 2015 you can again expect new & improved products.

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In 2014 we have successfully completed and launched 10 main XRAY projects – likely more than anyone else in the industry – which include the following:

• XB8'14
• NT1'14
• RX8'14
• X10'15
• XB8E
• X12'15
• T4'15
• XB4'15
• XB8'15
• X1
• We have improved our delivery times and stock levels, with recent 98% fill-in rates and handling most orders within 24 hours; this is by far the best fill-in rate and speed-of-delivery in the industry.
• Our internal processes continued to improve, and we are increasing the flexibility & quality of service and support.
• We expanded our Production department by 10 new workers, to help increase our productivity and flexibility.
• The office team has expanded to include a new designer, a new team manager, a new IT support person, a new logistics manager, and a new R&D designer.

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• We have successfully finished a project to install new machines to improve our capacity so as to increase quality and flexibility.
• We procured some extra machines & technology, including CNC milling machines, cutting machines, and a special machine for graphite parts production.
• We successfully completed all planning for the new indoor off-road racing hall.
• We successfully survived a very difficult situation where our heat-treatment supplier unfortunately went out of business, but with careful planning over several months we suffered almost no shortages in supplying spare parts and kits. Within a very short time, we installed our own heat-treatment technology.
• We successfully installed all-new servers which increased accessibility & reliability, and made all processes much faster. We also successfully installed all-new web servers to increase the speed & availability of all online services.
• We continued to work on the new websites, but did not finish yet.
• We held two major race events – EOS & ETS – at the Hudy Arena, with 400+ visitors to the factory.
• We held the XRAY Challenge races at both our racetracks and in several countries, helping to build the brand image.

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• The team at all levels – local, regional, national, and international – continued their great work together and achieved some astonishing results:

o 1/10 Nitro World Champion title
o 1/12 European Champion title
o 1/12 US ROAR Champion title
o 1/10 European Champion stock title
o 1/10 Nitro European B Champion title
o 1/10 Nitro European 40+ Champion title
o 1/10 Touring European Vice-Champion + TQ
o 1/10 Touring vice-World Champion title
o ETS Stock Champion title
o ETS F1 Champion title
o 1/10 Nitro FEMCA Champion title
o 1/8 Nitro FEMCA Champion title
o 1/8 Off-road European Vice-Champion title
o 1/10 Touring USA Carpet National Champion title
o TITC non-boost Class Title
o LRP Masters Stock Champion title
o US ROAR Champion title 17.5
o US ROAR Champion title 13.5
o US ROAR Champion title modified
o Snowbirds Champion title
o Dozens and dozens of national titles in various classes all around the world

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All in all, 2014 has been extremely demanding but also an extremely successful year. We will continue our hard work and focus in 2015, so you can expect not only plenty of new products but also improved services & support to our distributors, team, and customers worldwide.

We would not have been able to achieve all of this without the constant and incredible support from all our friends including distributors, team drivers, and all our great RC friends who support us and trust in us. Therefore a big “Thanks” goes out to everyone. Thank you and see you in the 2015 at the races.

Archive:
Column #1 - Behind the Scene Stories
Column #2 - Worlds Flashback
Column #3 - T2'007 Debut
Column #4 - Designing the T2'007
Column #5 - Worldcup Review and NT1 Testing
Column #6 - Developing and Designing the NT1
Column #7 - Developing and Designing the NT1 - Part 2
Column #8 - Back to the Races
Column #9 - XT8 Truggy Development
Column #10 - Touring Car Development
Column #11 - Bling-bling Mentality
Column #12 - Hot Summer Washout
Column #13 - New Electric Touring Car
Column #14 - Off-road Development
Column #15 - My micro love
Column #16 - Back in the Dirt
Column #17 - Worlds Preparations
Column #18 - 808 Tests & Stress
Column #19 - Excited for the Worlds?
Column #20 - Statistics, Expenses Sheets, Production Analysis, Calculations…
Column #21 + Column #22 - Euros + Euros + Worlds
Column #23 - The Busiest Season Ever
Column #24 - In Between the Worlds
Column #25 + Column #26 - Well Developed or Overdeveloped?
Column #27 - Back to The Future
Column #28 - 2009 Kick-off
Column #29 - Crazy what?
Column #30 - Last indoor race of the season
Column #31 - Getting into summer season
Column #32 - Heading for the Euros
Column #33 - Testing - Always last minute, always new ideas
Column #34 - European Champion - title celebration
Column #35 - Time to move on
Column #36 - National Heroes
Column #37 - 2010 ready
Column #38 - Decade of Triumph
Column #39 - 2010 Racing Calendar
Column #40 - DHI, ETS & Nόrnberg Show
Column #41 - World Championship Practice
Column #42 - EC indoor, EC 1/12, Silverstate, LRP Masters, Neo
Column #43 - Nationals All Around
Column #44 - Warm Warm-ups, Challenging Challenges
Column #45 - Electric Touring Worlds 2010
Column #46 - Team XRAY - World Champion!!!
Column #47 - Summer Vacation, 30x USA Champion Title
Column #48 - T3 Saga Continues
Column #49 - RX8 – What? How? When?
Column #50 - The Making of the RX8 – Part II
Column #51 - Shake It, Baby, Shake It...
Column #52 - Racing Season ‘11 Full Running
Column #53 - From On-road to Off-road
Column #54 - Testing and Once Again… Testing
Column #55 - Half of the EC Championships – Done!
Column #56 - Summer is Gone…Euros are Done
Column #57 - Never-ending Development
Column #58 - From XB8 to XB9
Column #60 - 2012 Season Running
Column #61 - Crazy Months
Column #62 - ETS Champion
Column #63 - 2012 Racing Summer Summary
Column #64 - Making the T4, Part 1
Column #65 - Making the T4, Part 2
Column #66 - Making the XB4
Column #67 - Making The XB4 Pt. 2
Column #68 - Winning Excitement!
Column #69 - Making XB8
Column #70 - Making the RX8
Column #71 - Martin Hudy talks T4’15 – Exclusive Interview
Column #72 - Making The T4’15
Column #73 - Making The X1

 
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