The ECX Barrage 1/24 is proving to be an interesting truck. What it lacks in low-end torque, it makes up for in trail-riding prowess. I recently set up an indoor crawling “course” on the top of a table and put both the ECX Barrage 1/24 and the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 to work.
Made up of rain gutter insert foam, wooden shims, and pieces of driftwood, this was a fun opportunity to not only see how both trucks worked on this terrain but also see where one may excel over the other.
The Barrage seems to have a tough time “boosting” itself over obstacles, but when it gets cruising, can be a fun vehicle to drive. The high-end speed is decent, for a vehicle of its size, and it’s relatively-wide stance allows it to handle multiple approach and decline angles with ease.
My testing of this tiny truck has only begun, and I’m excited to see what else it’s able to tackle and what areas can be modified for enhanced performance.