Then do what I did: don't install any of the body panels or the interior piece they give with the kit. The battery is still not the most convenient, but it's not bad at all. Plus, it will give your electronics more air flow this way and still looks pretty sweet.
no offence hunter, but the body is a large reason why I WOULD want it.
If I wanted to drive a 4wd 1/8, I stick with a cheap redcat.
I would the exo for its looks as well as performance. It looks like a 1:1 buggy.
Both axial and HPI (MTT) should have been able to give us looks without making it so complicated. Why does the body have to be part of the chassis? why not make the body/roll cage held on with body clips?
And yes, they did make a battery "door" but its frickin tiny. Hardly big enough for a standard 2s lipo. So what if I want to run a 3s....gotta pull the hole cage off for that.
I dont meant to put down your model hunter. I have know doubt that its a great truck to drive. But I dont get why the designers dont think of simple things like "how do we get the battery in"? Its really like it was the last thing on their list....but its the 1st thing we have to do to run the model!