2014 BeatBox and KickFlip: ECX RC’s New, Mean Micro Machines

2014 BeatBox and KickFlip: ECX RC’s New, Mean Micro Machines

As I mentioned earlier, the weather is starting to cool down a bit and the leaves have started to turn colors here at RC Newb HQ. That means only one thing, Fall is here and it’s buddy Winter (aka: Mr. Crankypants) will soon be on our doorstep. I still have vivid, nightmarish memories of last year’s bitter cold snap that we had to endure, so this little product announcement from ECX has warmed my heart.

EXC Kickflip 1/36 Radio-Controlled Buggy

No matter what level of the radio-controlled hobby you’re into, there is always room for one more vehicle, right? That’s what ECX RC is hoping with thier just-announced 1/36 scale duo of the KickFlip (buggy) and BeatBox (monster truck). Yep, you read that right; 1/36 scale. These little guys are…tiny. But don’t let their size fool you on how much fun they can be.

While the promo video leaves a bit to be desired, these look like two fun vehicles that are both budget-friendly and a blast to drive, a hard combination to match-up some times.  The specs appear to be solid for such a small vehicle:

 

  • Completely ready-to-run with everything needed to drive in one box
  • 2.4GHz transmitter with integrated quick charger
  • Forward and reverse operation
  • Internal high-capacity 1S LiPo (3.7V) battery
  • Chassis includes an opening for convenient charging
  • Slow and fast driving settings
  • Pod style rear suspension
  • Eye-catching ECX® body
  • Includes four “AAA” batteries

Priced at $34.99 these two are tempting buys. So tempting in fact, that I pre-ordered the KickFlip and look forward to giving it a solid shakedown and review when it arrives.  Both models are due for availability in mid-November.

Learn more about the KickFlip and BeatBox at ECXRC.com.

Photo credit: ECX RC

 

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