Take on Tiny Trails with the ECX Barrage 1/24 Scaler

Take on Tiny Trails with the ECX Barrage 1/24 Scaler

Ever since Pro-Line released the 1/24-scale Ambush 4×4, I’ve been clamoring for other brands to follow suit and produce similarly-sized micro trail rigs. Over a year later, I’m excited to see the announcement of another small-scale trail truck, the ECX Barrage 1/24.

This new addition to the Barrage lineup has all the right looks to make it a trail rig, featuring either a blue or orange painted cab and cage-style bed. A spare tire is mounted to the rear of the truck, giving it even more realism and visual detail.

The chassis design of the  ECX Barrage 1/24 mimics that of its 1/10-scale brethren, utilizing dual ladder-frame, stamped aluminum rails and a four-link suspension setup. Spring-loaded shocks are included in this ready-to-run (RTR) setup, helping cushion the rig from drops and bumps.

ECX Barrage 124 - Chassis

Tackling the varying terrain of the trail should come easily to this tiny truck as it rides on four Falken WildPeak M/T tires. They not only look scale but the appear to feature ample grip for indoor and outdoor situations.

Rounding out the scale details are two front-bumper-mounted LED lights to help light up the trail.

Speaking of outdoors, the electronics on the EXC Barrage 1/24 Scaler are waterproof, making this an excellent take-anywhere, go anywhere radio-controlled truck. Power for this rig is provided by a 4.8V NiMh battery which can be charged via an included USB charger.

ECX Barrage 1/24 Specs:

  • Type: 4WD “Scale” Rock Crawler
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Length: 9in (229mm)
  • Width: 4in (102mm)
  • Height: 4in (102mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 0.5in (13mm)
  • Wheelbase: 4.8in (121mm)
  • Weight: 0.5lb (0.2kg)
  • Chassis: Ladder Frame
  • Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Tire Type: Mud Terrain
  • Motor or Engine: Brushed 050
  • Speed Control: Included
  • Radio: ECX 2.4GHz 2-Channel (Included)
  • Servos: Included
  • Batteries: 4.8V 220mAh NiMH Pack (Included)
  • Charger: USB (Included)
  • Wheel Size: 1in (25.4mm) x 0.6in (15mm)
  • Kit/RTR: RTR
  • Shock Type: Spring Loaded
  • Body: Cab with Scale Cage

ECX Barrage 124 - Side

What caught my eye about this rig the most, along with the amazing specs and details, was the price. The ECX Barrage 1/24 is priced at $99.99, making it an attractive option when compared to other similarly-scaled R/C machines.

The ECX Barrage 1/24 Scaler is due out in December 2017 and more details can be found at ecxrc.com.

Image credit: ECX