I was going to wait until I was totally done with this project before I posted it, but I figured maybe everyone could share their thoughts on it too. I am getting ready to replace Grave Digger with a Rustler body, and I want it to really hug the chassis and sit low. The one thing that sucks about the whole thing is that I can't use this mod until I get rid of my Humpback NiMH packs and go with SPC hardcases. This is still in prototype form, it will be sanded down and painted satin black when it's done with a bit of foam rubber on the bottom to snug the battery. (I won't know how much exactly until I get my LiPo). If you see cause for concern or a way to improve the design, feel free to express it. I am open to criticism.
Quarter inch Plexi, some HD piano hinge, and some careful layout work:
Electronics should be totally under the body, and away from the body posts:
Hinges up to accept battery swaps:
I will go a bit more in depth when I have more time, in case someone wants to do the same thing. Let me know what ya think.