If you’ve been hoping for more small-scale R/C crawlers and trail rigs, your wishes have been answered. Not only do you have options from Pro-Line, and ECX, but now FTX has announced their own 1/24-scale radio-controlled trail truck, the Outback Mini Crawler.
On the surface, this model sports a semi-retro pickup truck-style body and includes accents such as a bed-mounted roll bar and baja lights. Adding to the realistic appearance are front-bumper mounted LED lights. The body itself is mounted using traditional body posts/pins.
When you look beneath the skin of this truck, you’ll soon discover that it shares a lot of DNA with the ECX Barrage 1/24 Scaler.
As with the Barrage, the Outback Mini features a ladder-frame chassis and four-link suspension design. Spring-equipped, friction shocks help dampen rough impacts and help stabilize the tiny frame of this truck as it navigates terrain.
FTX Outback Mini Specs:
- Length: 8.27in/210mm
- Width: 4.14in/105mm
- Height: 100mm
- Ground Clearance: 25mm
- Wheelbase: 122mm
- Tire size: 46mm x 19mm
Pricing for the FTX Outback Mini should range between $95 – $99.00 with availability coming toward the end of November (2017). Visit the FTX Facebook page for additional details on this model.
Image credit: FTX