He didn't want the motor hanging down like an animal cock into the already cramped load space.
No, I meant the original Lucas 14W motor on the end of the cable drive, rather than modifying the one he used to drive the cable. I could understand not using the Metro one because of the obvious animal appendage issue. 😂
I actually think the cable drive system is better than he gives it credit for, and it's certainly the most compact option compared to exposed cranks etc. I agree about the weaknesses within the mechanism, but you could have fitted beefier arms and better blades to it, as well as the automated control. Still, it's a good solution, and I'm not the one doing the work! 😃
My worst worry about dying is my wife selling my stuff for what I told her it cost...
Personally, I think Nick is OCD AND anal retentive! But these are GOOD qualities in an engineer! Being one myself (though not of his standing) I can, I think, see why he is doing it like this, because i'm the same. If I was doing it, I'd hurry up and get it running and driving, a) because driving is what it's for, and b) because getting it to the driveable stage is a big mojo boost. But doing this means you CAN drive it, SO YOU DO!!!!! Which means that the thing is NEVER really finished to your satisfaction and all those clever little details you planned never get put on, because you're either out driving it, or fixing some other bit that you didn't develop properly in your rush to get it rolling! So his patience and reluctance to concentrate on the essentials first, will result in a masterpiece of epic proportions, expressed in a thousand perfect details.
I think there needs t be another Howie video on how Nick and Richard actually think up the designs of the things like the brackets and fittings. It may well be 90% sitting with a cuppa lol
Thats one of the main parts that fascinates me, I just haven't got the brains to be able to plan something that meticulously and envision how its all going to work. Then actually build it and have it work!