Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Newbie General
Loading

Notices

Thread: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: pensacola
Posts: 3
Default ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Hello everyone, I tried asking people on Ultimate rc for advise about the ECX 1/12 barrage. Pretty much got "get something else", my husbands bday is in beginning of December, I already ordered him the ecx barrage i ended up getting a brand new one shipped for $138.99 shipped to the door. This is gonna be a very long write up sorry with lots of question, i may be female but i have been building them myself for years my father taught me before he passed. I wanted to get him something better but funds wouldn't allow it, its our daughters very first xmass so shes the priority. My husbands usually into very fast rc hes got a heavily modded losi ten mt with a 36-74 motor on 4s he just bought and built.Plus a few emaxxes. The reason im getting him this is his best friend is very into crawling/trailing and has his own built crawler/trail track and about 5 axial builds. Twice a month he will go out and spend a couple hours just watching his friends and cheering them on. Moneys tight plus he has never mentioned he wants to get into trailing/crawling. I got a feeling he might enjoy it, His best friend is helping me do the build, he already ordered a rc390 motor to upgrade the tiny 370. i believe the motor will run 12000 rpm at 12v, he ordered a 1300mah 3s lipo also. ok im gonna ask the questions now

1.Is 12000 rpm motor enough rpm for a crawler/trailer?
2.do you guys run a heatsink and fan for 30+ minute uses or is it fine with out one?
3.It says it excepts a 1/10 servo any recommendations for a cheap servo that doesn't pull more then 2 amps?
4. the transmission is from the ecx temper/other clones are the transmissions dependable?
5.is the WP 60A FWD/REV Brushed ESC a ok esc..
6. last but not least will rubber undercoating stick to the front of the lexan body i plan on hitting areas with a scotch pad? im wanting to make it look like it has black fender flares, a black hood scoop, black in the bed.

If anyone's interested i can take pics and show a build if any one wants. Thank you guys so much
Mirmirshay is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-14-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
I wanna be Dave
 
Natedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corruptifornia
Posts: 12,107
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Here's a thread:
1.9 Barrage RTR 1/10 Crawler

1. Don't see specs on stock motor, prolly ok.
2. No.
3. Tower Pro985 maybe?
4. Don't know, but don't recall hearing any problems with it.
5. Yes.
6. With proper preparation yes. Black paint weighs less, keep the weight down low, light coating of rubber undercoating should be fine.

Pics?
Natedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 02:08 PM   #3
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,912
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

RGT bronco

My rgt is pretty much a rebadged Barrage.
Shock are really limited so trimming the limiters will help it.
Losi mini rock crawler / vaterra slickrock axle parts fit the Barrage axles so there is room to upgrade besides what ecx offered parts.

hot motor?
Might want think about pinion/ spur gearing also.

Good luck with it. I love mine and it's a fun rig to drive.
hillbillyrc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 03:27 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: pensacola
Posts: 3
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Natedog View Post
Here's a thread:
1.9 Barrage RTR 1/10 Crawler

1. Don't see specs on stock motor, prolly ok.
2. No.
3. Tower Pro985 maybe?
4. Don't know, but don't recall hearing any problems with it.
5. Yes.
6. With proper preparation yes. Black paint weighs less, keep the weight down low, light coating of rubber undercoating should be fine.

Pics?
when it gets here i will
Mirmirshay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 03:29 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: pensacola
Posts: 3
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by hillbillyrc View Post
RGT bronco

My rgt is pretty much a rebadged Barrage.
Shock are really limited so trimming the limiters will help it.
Losi mini rock crawler / vaterra slickrock axle parts fit the Barrage axles so there is room to upgrade besides what ecx offered parts.

hot motor?
Might want think about pinion/ spur gearing also.

Good luck with it. I love mine and it's a fun rig to drive.
his friend is gonna trim them get a little more arcticulation, we gonna raise body a little so no rub issues, i know it will never be great. just something that hopefully pushes him in the direction
Mirmirshay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 03:59 PM   #6
Moderator
 
JatoTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 13,897
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

You're an awesome wife! Do you have any sisters???

I can't answer all of your quesitons, but HobbyWing WP1060 ESC is the best bang for your buck on the market right now if that's the one you're talking about.

As for servos I am happy with the Solar D772 servos.
JatoTheRipper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,912
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mirmirshay View Post
his friend is gonna trim them get a little more arcticulation, we gonna raise body a little so no rub issues, i know it will never be great. just something that hopefully pushes him in the direction
In stock form at least mine there is no body rub but the tire did rub the front bumper a tad. Moved it out one hole and it was fine. Even went I put a 4.6" tall tire on it at stock body height it was fine. Just not sure about the Barrage body I would play with it a little and cycle the suspension and turn the tires when stuffed to see if trimming is even needed
hillbillyrc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #8
I wanna be Dave
 
Natedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corruptifornia
Posts: 12,107
Default Re: ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions

All good suggestions, can also trim the bumper(s) and body a little for tire clearance, better to keep cog low than raise the body.
Natedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



ECX Barrage 1/12 for husbands bday build/questions - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1.9 Barrage RTR 1/10 Crawler Szczerba General Scale Talk 1069 08-09-2021 11:44 AM
In Stock! New ECX Barrage 1.9 4WD 1/12 Brushed RTR RPP Hobby RPP Hobby 0 11-04-2016 10:57 AM
Ecx barrage 1.9 rtr scale crawler $179 chino General Crawlers 6 09-23-2016 03:04 PM
My husbands Bronco build crawlinghulls General Scale Talk 4 02-21-2011 04:50 AM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com