Small-scale Fun on the Go: ECX Micro Roost 1/28-scale Desert Buggy

Small-scale Fun on the Go: ECX Micro Roost 1/28-scale Desert Buggy

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.

ECX Micro Roost Desert Buggy - Front

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

ECX Micro Roost Desert Buggy - Rear

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)

ECX Micro Roost Desert Buggy - Side

The ECX Micro Roost desert buggy is priced at $54.99 and is available in-store through ECX dealers. Visit for additional details about this small-scale R/C machine.

Image credit: ECX