So it was time to put the Cager through it's paces, to make sure nothing fouled!
The reason the bonnet looks a bit funny sticking out like it does with no headlight grill or side panels is because with the front articulation, the steering servo needs all the clearance it can get! - similarly the headlights are mounted directly to the front axle, not only for clearance, but also to properly illuminate the way...
At the rear, the tapered cage and vertical rear lights ensure wheel clearance is retained at maximum articulation:
Suspension travel is impressive for a stock RTR budget vehicle...
Clearance is close with the front hood attached, but it does clear!
Similarly the tapered rear cage is the perfect shape:
And the length is perfect to double as an anti roll-over bar!
Seriously, it works!
This thing is masses of fun to drive, and extremely capable!
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