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Old 12-04-2013
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If you get a chance watch the video of the X-7 on the XF website from Motorama, I was there with Paul and Chazz that weekend and the car was really great. Paul out qualified from factory heavyweights from other teams. Having had the privilege of looking it over, there is as you would expect some great engineering principles applied to the car and from someone who has worked on car development in the past, its really a nice piece of machinery -- it will be worth the wait.
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any news ......................???????????????????????????? ????
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I can't say this enough: Paul's first R/C car ever was a Tamiya Thundershot, and his second R/C car was a xx-4. X Factory's first car was the X - 5. 4WD is in our blood and is our first love. We are distressed that we have no 4WD at all on the market now, and are distressed at the length of time the X - 7 has been in development.

The X - 7 was on track and we were rolling before I got sick. X Factory almost died when I almost died, and both I and the company are on a long slow road to new vigor. The X - 7 will be, by a factor of at least 3, the most expensive thing we have ever done, and we must do that with sales recovering from the nadir.

Therefore, we developed the SCX - 60CF first. With the help of Speedy Dad, who did much of the nitty-gritty design work, we produced a revolutionary slim CF short course truck for sale in the largest and fastest-growing segment of the largest R/C market in the world. Once the SCX - 60CF was in place, doing the X - 60CF was relatively easy.

Meanwhile, what had become our biggest car was quite long in the tooth and, while still extremely competitive, new exciting products are a necessary fact of life in today's market. Since the Cubed shares some parts with the two trucks, and we expect good sales immediately, this was the direction we had to take.

All of these vehicles are/will be producing the money needed to make the X - 7. As soon as the Cubed is fully integrated into the production stream, the X - 7 is our next car.

Will we be able to release the X - 7 in 2013? As of June 12, I doubt it. If we were to turn our attention full time to the 7 right now, release for Christmas would be unlikely, and we won't be full blast on the 7 for at least another 8 weeks. It's not that the car needs lots of testing or development, it's a matter of getting R.F.P.s out, letting contracts, receiving parts, designing the box, writing the manual, doing all the ancillary stuff. If only it were just designing the car!

So let's be realistic and say 2014.
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So let's be realistic and say 2014.
and this is why I like X-Factory - simple, honest answers

Thanks Chazz
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Small company, BIG people ¡¡¡
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thanks Chazz thats all i wanted to know........

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Hi Vasiliios,
The X7 project is still on-going, expect to see further development during this season with an expected releases towards the end of the 2013 summer season anticipated. That really is all we are allowed to say at present sadly.

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This is the answer (22.1.2013) in my same question from xfactory!!!
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Good things takes long time take your time and give us a great car Yeah it is
Great to be in the x-factory family take care chazz.
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Thanks for the props. You guys make it all worth while.
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So whats the latest
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X Factory is probably the very smallest R/C car company in the world, and, as such, we are beset by all the problems of an ultra-small business. One of them is having just 1 1/2 total people, who must do everything from the janitorial work to the banking.

In the last three months we have experienced terrible problems with a critical supplier which have forced us to make big changes in what we do on a daily basis. These changes have kept Cube production going, albeit at a snail's pace, and stopped development work on the X - 7.

The logjam began to break on Friday, when we received the largest shipment of parts we have ever had at one time, parts which fit and are necessary on every current car.

Paul plans to be running 4WD at the upcoming CRCRC MidWinter and the Reedy Race, which tells you the X - 7 project is returning to the front burner. I keep saying this: Our first car was the X - 5, and 4Wd is where our hearts lie.
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I'm a bit of a student of formula one history. The cooper car company started very small and yet changed the F1 world.
It would seem that (in my opinion) that X factory could be the "cooper" of the RC world
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A frank and thorough explanation by chazz there. Hope things get better for you chazz and we see the x7 in the shops soon.
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It would seem that (in my opinion) that X factory could be the "cooper" of the RC world
They already are with the X6, started something everyone now follows

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I keep saying this: Our first car was the X - 5, and 4Wd is where our hearts lie.
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Thanks for the props, guys. Mike, I'd like to think we started changing things with the X - 5.
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Im dieing to see what new stuff the X-7 brings even though im no longer racing, as everyone who knows me knows, I loved my X-5 sooooooo much, and my X-6 ofcause, but X-5 my favourite.
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Out of pure interest is the X7 likely to require a donor car, or will it be sold as a full kit?
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I believe it's going to be a full kit, from what Darren at DMS Racing showed me, it's going to be stunning
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Any news about this, it has been a bit quiet?

I read that Paul ran a modified B44 some while ago (At the Reedy race I think? Don't remember exactly...) instead of X-7. What was the reason for that?
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