Sometimes there are brilliant ideas, and sometimes there are stupid ones. I cannot differentiate between the two with this story. Joe, from Saskatchewan, Canada decided to excavate his basement by using only RC scaled models of professional machinery.
For the past 7 years (OMFG), Joe has been digging out his basement at an average annual rate of 8 to 9 cubic feet using nothing more than RC tractors and trucks.
His method of madness involves the whole nine yards – from “transporting the excavator on an RC truck to the basement, unloads it, digs and uses other trucks to transfer the dirt up to the ground through a spiral ramp!”
He even has a miniature rock crusher!
“I feel quite fortunate to have stumbled onto this basement excavation idea, it’s been a great past time to date dreaming up new ideas to tackle different projects along the way,” Joe wrote on the Scale4x4rc forums where he also posted pictures and videos of his feat.
“It’s been a great hobby thus far, dreaming up – building all sorts of different minature equipment from kits or from scratch for this “mining” project. If it wasn’t for this mining project I probably would have lost of interest in this hobby by now b/c once the models are built – the novelty of how they work & perform would wear off with no task to be accomplished them,” he notes in another post.