Roost 1/18 Desert Buggy from ECX

Roost 1/18 Desert Buggy from ECX

Starting 2016 off with a bang, ECX has unveiled their latest 1/18 scale off-road machine, the Roost. Featuring some nice accessories (LED light bar), waterproof receiver and ESC, oil-filled shocks, an easy-to-access battery tray, and a shaft-driven 4-wheel drive system, this is one vehicle that may look small but can pack a big wallop.


  • High-intensity LED Light Bar
  • Rugged shaft-driven 4WD platform
  • ECX® 2.4Ghz radio system
  • Waterproof receiver/ESC combo
  • Oil filled shocks
  • Bottom loading battery tray
  • Includes Dynamite® 6-cell 900mAh NiMH battery and AC charger
  • Nylon composite chassis
  • Dynamite® 380 size brushed motor
  • Uses high-current EC3 connectors
  • 2WD transmission with gear differentials
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Completely ready-to-run including AA’s for transmitter

ECX Roost (Side)


Type: Buggy
Scale: 1/18
Length: 12.04 in (306mm)
Width: 7.16 in (182mm)
Height: 4.21 in (107mm
Ground Clearance: 1.22 in (31mm)
Wheelbase: 7.0 in (178mm)
Weight: 27.9 oz (793g)
Chassis: Molded plastic
Suspension: Independent
Drivetrain: 4WD
Tire Type: SCT, All-Terrain
Motor or Engine: Brushed
Speed Control: Included
Radio: 2Ch, 2.4GHz
Servos: Included
Batteries: 7.2V, 900mAh stick pack (flat)
Charger: NiMh AC wall charger
Gear Pitch: 0.5 Module
Wheel Size: 1.38 in (35mm) x .90 in (23mm)
Shock Type: Oil-filled, Coil Over Springs
Body: SCT, painted
Ball Bearings: Transmission Only
Experience Level: Beginner
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: No


The prices for this new rig is listed at $119.99.  Learn more about the Roost at

Image credit: ECX