The second 1/28-scale machine to roll out from ECX this year is the Micro Roost Buggy. Sharing the same platform as its monster truck sibling, this small-scale machine is sure to bring R/C excitement anywhere.
The Micro Roost is a ready-to-run (RTR) vehicle that features a removable 1S LiPo battery, durable rubber tires, and a locked drivetrain for improved off-road driving.
A micro brushed motor powers this vehicle through whatever terrain you dare to drive through and four-wheel suspension helps cushion your landing if you get airborne.
The 2.4GHz transmitter doubles as a charging station, keeping the amount of equipment you needed as minimal as possible
As for appearance, two body panel color options are available (orange/yellow and blue/green) making it these machines easy to find in a crowd.
ECX Micro Roost Specs:
- Chassis: Injection Molded Plastic
- Differential: Locked
- Drivetrain: 2WD
- Final Drive Ratio: 8.32:1
- Ground Clearance: 0.47 in (11.9mm)
- Height: 1.9 in (48.3mm)
- Length: 5.75 in (146mm)
- Motor Size: 0820
- Motor Type: Brushed
- Pinion: 10
- Radio: ECX 2Ch
- Shock Type: Friction Shock with Springs
- Size/Scale: 1/28
- Speed Control: Included
- Suspension: Trailing Arm/Wishbone
- Tire Compound: Rubber
- Tire Diameter: 1.38 in (35.1mm)
- Tire Tread: All Terrain
- Track: 3.4 in (85.9mm)
- Weight: 3.2 oz (89.7g)
- Wheel Diameter: 0.8 in (20.3mm)
- Wheel Type: 5 Spoke
- Wheel Width: 0.52 in (13.2mm)
- Wheelbase: 3.8 in (96.5mm)
- Width: 3.4 in (85.9mm)
The ECX Micro Roost desert buggy is priced at $54.99 and is available in-store through ECX dealers. Visit horizonhobby.com for additional details about this small-scale R/C machine.
Image credit: ECX