Also, they managed pretty well through several seasons without really mocking up the Delta Flyer exterior - but as a mockup of the runabout doorway and wall was readily available, there would have been interesting possibilities.
Now, any "Hippocratic Oath" style "yeah, the entire craft is
here, but the front and aft bits are, uh, covered by vegetation" silliness would have undermined the use of that prop. But VFX technology was on the verge of making it possible to extend the sets plausibly; the Raven
didn't look halfway bad. It would have been impressive if they could have created a generic matte or miniature of a landed Aeroshuttle, something they could then surround with a plot-specific landscape and the occasional greenscreened or computer-generated miniature characters to create an establishing shot.