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Who is XRAY?
was established in the year 2000 by Dipl. Eng. Hudy Juraj .

Even though the company is brand new, the founder has had long and successful experiences in designing RC model racing cars.

A brief history of Dipl. Eng. Hudy Juraj and his contribution to the RC world:

1972/74 - first self-designed and manufactured slotcars. Juraj became Multi-Champion of Middle and Eastern Europe in slotcar racing. These slotcars were No. 1 at that time and were winning all the races.

1975 - the first RC cars were designed and produced; the focus was on nitro and electric cars. All of the cars were handmade in small series in a workshop 9m2. At the same time, the first handmade bodies were produced from laminate and epoxy material.

1977 - Juraj produces hand-made chassis plates from 4mm thick duraluminum. The car in the picture, called SHADOW, uses this kind of chassis.

1978 - a new RC car was designed with the motor in a vertical position. The car featured solid suspension and a flexible chassis.

1979 - Juraj designed a new nitro car with the motor in a horizontal position. The car featured solid rear suspension and a front suspension using simple dampening.

1980 - a newly-designed nitro car featured a differential in the wheel. The front of the chassis was made from fibreglass, and the rear from duraluminum.

1981 - a new nitro car featured solid suspension, a central differential, adjustable width and caster, and simple dampening. The first bodies were produced using a vacuum machine and special ABS material. From this year onwards, 10-15 cars were hand-made each year.

1982 - a new nitro car featured independent suspension, rear differential, and direct drive through gears between motor and rear transmission. A front central shock is used, and a wing is attached directly to the rear suspension.

1983 - a new nitro car was produced, based on the successful 1982 design. New centrally-mounted front shocks and an anti-roll bar were introduced, and a Serpent fueltank was used. This ultra-stiff chassis design was the most professional, and achieved the greatest racing performance at the time.

1984/85 - one of the world's first 4WD nitro cars was introduced, using driveshafts and a front one-way differential.

1986/87 - a new nitro car featured an automatic 2-speed transmission, and fully-enclosed front and rear transmissions to provide dust protection. This car was great for dusty racing conditions.

1988/89 - the first off-road car is designed and manufactured. An improved nitro car also appeared, based on the successful 1987 design, and also featured ultra lightweight materials. These cars featured a purely technical design that distinguished them from "toy" cars. There were no unnecessary parts, and everything was strategically placed for best weight distribution and performance.

1989 - After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, Juraj establishes his first company, named SPECIAL, which was later renamed to HUDY. Juraj moves manufacturing from his own flat/workshop to a garage 60m2. The first machines are bought and real production begins. The company focuses on designing accessories and tools for slotcars. The first comm lathes and slotcar tire truers are designed. The HUDY company has 60 employees at this time, over 2000m2 production factory, and manufactures the highest quality RC products that are sent to over 30 distributors around the world.

1990 - Juraj introduces his products at SERPENT headquarters in Holland, and HUDY company becomes the manufacturer of special transmission parts using special spring steel. To this day, HUDY uses their top secret, self-developed formula to produce the highest quality parts from special spring steel. The co-operation with SERPENT continues, with HUDY producing spring steel parts as well as parts from duraluminum (chassis), and graphite composite materials. HUDY continues to use their extensive experience and self-developed technologies to design and manufacture the highest-quality parts.

2000 - Juraj establishes the XRAY MODEL RACING CARS company, which focuses its many years of design and manufacturing experience to produce high-tech, high-quality RC model racing cars. The first project, named "T1", is designed and introduced.

2001 - XRAY products are represented and distributed in over 30 countries around the world, supported by professional services and a factory team. TEAM XRAY is established, made up of dozens of top professional RC drivers around the world who look forward to get maximum results during their race seasons.
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