was needed to clear some of the more widely
spaced jumps, but clearing the jumps one at a
time hardly affected my lap times. The Rage
had a tendency to drop its nose when leaping
over the jumps, but keeping the throttle
clamped after takeoff kept it level in flight.
tive camber. The steering servo felt responsive
and had no problems steering the truck;
there’s no need to upgrade the servo!
STEERS LIKE A TOURING CAR
The Rage steered well both off and on the
throttle. It exhibited a slight on-power push
when negotiating some of the tight hairpins
and switchbacks, but it really wasn’t a problem. I was happy with how the truck turned in,
but it rotated around the sharp corners much
better after I tweaked the turnbuckles on the
rear upper arms to provide a little more nega-
The Rage is a tough truck. It was super easy
to drive, but I manage to ram it into the
boards and pipes several times, and it did its
fair share of nosedives when landing from
some of the jumps. Fortunately, the bumpers
did a fine job of protecting the chassis, and
nothing broke or got tweaked during testing.
The only damage was when I flipped the truck
over on its rear end and the spoiler sheared off
the body. A little Shoe-Goo fixed that right up,
and the truck has held up well ever since.
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