Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep that in mind!
I found that the piece under the pod, if glued in correctly, constrains the pod to 1 degree of freedom, which can be fixed by the skewer. I saw two ways in which the pod would come loose over time or due to crashes:
i) the piece below wears away
ii) the skewer hole widens.
But if the piece below is glued in well so the pod is tight, and a bracing (such as a piece cut from an old credit card) is glued over the skewer hole on the pod, the pod is not only well-seated but also resilient to crashes. I nose-dived my p51 when an esc smoked mid-air, the and pod had zero wiggle afterward. But again, that's contingent on strong assembly. Hope that helps!