This is a PRR and double update post.
Update 1 - Banshee:
My redesigned parts came in today and they work as intended, they needed a little sanding and trimming of a couple of flanges with a knife, but that was it. I won’t actually need to use these adapters for 3 more sets of tyres (which could be over a year), but it’s good to have them, because if I found it difficult to get bearing type rims this year, it will be even more diffucult (perhaps even impossible) to find some in a year or more.
Update 2 - Shredder:
So, my shredder came in today as well, hooked it up to the motor and almost immediately it shredded itself. Turns out I’d bought a suicidal self-shredding shredder. Went up to 25% throttle and the thing started billowing smoke. Something inside was causing too much friction, it was the plastic as I could smell it. So I opened it and cut back some bits, sealed it and took it past 25% throttle. It started smoking again and then it just gave out. Upon further inspeciton, it turns out that the shafts were completely unbalanced and none of the blades had been hole punched exactly in the centre. It essentially rattled and shredded itself to pieces. Now I have a collection of shredder blades that can be used as poker chips or something. I guess I’ll be modding that electric one I found before after all.
As it turns out that the best time for an RC run is in the summer after 21:00; pleasant weather, no many people and the people that are there seem more interested than irritated. Towards the end of the run I was talking to a man and his nephew and they seemed genuinely interested in Banshee. As I was talking to them, a couple walked past and the man just asked if I was “the guy with the flamethrower.” People actually know me now.
Yesterday was one of the best runs I’ve had in a long time, it was serious fun, unfortunately it doesn’t come through on the action cam so there aren’t many interesting gifs this time. The most interesting thing that is gif worthy is probably when I accidentally jammed Banshee under the family car, because I was fiddling with the channel reversing on the Tx earlier that day and forgot to switch it back. So left was right and vice versa, I wanted to turn right and it went left and jammed itself under the car.