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  • Biodegradable BBs – I have no clue
  • Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Hi, my lockdown fixation with radio controlled tanks means that I have another one currently being kicked up and down a Hermes warehouse at this very moment. When it arrives I will be in a position to have a scuffle with my other tank.

    They are equipped with an IR system, but they also fire BBs which sounds like more fun.

    As I don’t want to fill the local woods with plastic pellets I need something that is biodegradable and preferably bright yellow so that I can see them in flight. Bore size is 6mm.

    There’s some on eBay, but does anyone have any first hand experience? I assume that I want something with a good dimensional tolerance as taking the tanks apart to remove a blockage would be a faff.

    Also, what weight?

    Fire away!

    Premier Icon thols2
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    Miniturize a canary?

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    stab the barrel into a potato before firing

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    My Shimano one seems to be if thats any help?

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    My Shimano one seems to be if thats any help

    Was going to suggest anything with Race Face written on it but turns out its a different BB

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    very small melon baller?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Take one of the dog turf bags hanging from every other fricking bush.
    Then ‘core’ contents with tank barrel.
    Lie in wait for next irresponsible dog owner. Panzer attack!

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    Big thumbs up for someone actually GAS about polluting/littering

    What kind of damage are you hoping to inflict upon the enemy tank with the BBs?

    If zero, then recommend making little ticking noises with your mouth to simulate the BB impact 😉

    Can’t help with specific biodegradables, but at least they’ll only be around for a year whereas these dog-poo bags seem to take forever. My usual tree is now full and I see no sign of them dropping.

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    try an ‘airsoft’ shop for them, rather than ebay.

    this place claims they degrade after a couple of months….

    https://urbanairsoftuk.com/product-category/ammos-bbs/bbs-bio/

    Hopefully they aren’t harmful to wildlife if ingested.

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    Can you ball potato that small? I’m thinking small potato balls dyed with food colouring or something.

    Premier Icon derek_starship
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    Orange Tic Tacs?

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Green TacTics

    Premier Icon Olly
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    ive never played airsoft but seen a bit on youtube. I do wonder how the matches are not wading up to their ankles in yellow spherical litter, hopefully most people do use biodegradeable paper/wood/mulch based bbs.

    Premier Icon slowol
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    Might sound daft but mild steel is inert and ‘degradeable’, it rusts back to iron oxide in the ground like it was originally so will cause no lasting damage if you don’t find them all when clearing up your mini war zone.
    Vegetable oil will stop them rusting in your toolbox before use.
    Stainless steel is not degradable and fairly toxic with all that chrome in it.

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    Why has no one asked for pics of a radio-controlled tank that shoots BBs ?

    Me please

    APF

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    Steel bbs and big magnet

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    Rabbit droppings? You could sieve them to ensure they’re the correct size.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Why has no one asked for pics of a radio-controlled tank that shoots BBs ?

    Me please

    APF

    My Tiger 1.

    The cutting mat that it is sat on is A3 to give an idea of size.

    Premier Icon fossy
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    OMG, that makes me and my mate’s action man stuff look rubbish – we used to take the kit to each other’s houses, and then over the fence at my mates house round the fields with our Tanks..

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    It’s a great bit of kit. Got sound and smoke too!

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    OMG! I’d love a Firefly to that scale, the fun I could have using it on the neighbourhood cats when they come into my garden to shit on my lawn! 😈

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Loads of bio BBs available via airsoft places. Not sure how biodegradable they really are- a lot of biodegradable/compostable products are basically trading on the “in the right circumstances” thing which can mean that in nature they’re very very slow to degrade. But it’s definitely a thing that people put money into.

    PS, I was avoiding the RC thread so I wouldn’t buy a tank, so **** you! The tankometer just went up another notch. I want a Panzer III.

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    Need a “like” button!
    Nice one Harry, thanks.

    APF

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    PS, I was avoiding the RC thread so I wouldn’t buy a tank, so **** you! The tankometer just went up another notch. I want a Panzer III.PS,

    Got a T34/85 arriving tomorrow hopefully. Will post pictures. Panther G looks interesting too.

    Premier Icon twinw4ll
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    Shouldn’t your parents be sorting this out? 😜

    Premier Icon beamers
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    That tank is ace. I quite like the look of the Challenger 2 though:

    Linky

    Regarding biodegradable ammo what about some sort of spherical sweets?

    I remember having some Britains Space stuff as a kid. One of the models fired BBs which ended up getting lost pretty quickly. The little post office round the corner sold a massive variety of sweets, including mini aniseed balls which worked a treat.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    twinw4ll
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    Shouldn’t your parents be sorting this out? 😜

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    Playing out on your push bike later?

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    The biodegradable airsoft bbs tend to be made of compressed corn starch so they aren’t as ‘accurate’ as normal ones as they tend to be a bit unevenly weighted but that’s unlikely to be an issue for an rc tank!
    They should break down over a couple of months when exposed to the moisture in the ground.
    The normal bbs are usually ‘inert’ but they do t degrade. Well, not in Amy sort of sensible timescale.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    Playing out on your push bike later?


    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    The biodegradable airsoft bbs tend to be made of compressed corn starch

    Did not know that, I just assumed they were “biodegradable” plastic.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Tank shaped box has arrived!

    Roll on 4:30.

    Premier Icon i_like_food
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    First battle definitely needs to be live streamed here.

    Ps How do you know who’s ‘won’?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    When you hit the other tank it shudders. Hit it 6 times and it switches off.

    Going to post some pictures on the RC thread.

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    Actually to be fair steel BB’s are bio degradable. THey’ll just rust down over time and turn to dust. Might take a few hundred years but in geological terms that is a tiny fraction of a second.

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