Anyway, I have been thinking of a way to get a transverse pack into the car. Wider links would be needed. I did want to preserve the long, angled link premise I was working with.
Lately, a new 1/12 aluminum chassis conversion has popped up, utilizing the hanging link carriers from the Roche f1 car. The makers are claiming a great increase in corner speed due to reduced touch down/scrub in the corner.
So in that vein, I decided to make a little change in the V2 Thing that would kill two birds with one stone....
I had a scrap chassis that was perfect for making some hanging link mounts, along with some F201 shock crank posts that made nice standoffs. The F201 parts I had laying there, but Tuning Haus makes nice threaded standoffs in a variety of colors and sizes.
Now I have a super narrow chassis that will fit a transverse shorty pack, and approximately 8mm forward and aft movement for battery placement.
Not shown in the picture is the 3mm spacer used to bring the link back down to a level orientation with the pod end of the link
Once I get the whole car together, it should be fun to get a little track time and see what I can do with the revamped V2-V2!