Yes, i do this for some rarer ores. But i would actually REALLY REALLY love it if the drill (which conveniently links to the remote activator) could place dynamite 2 blocks deep.
That is my pet peeve with dynamite right now. For optimum results you have to remove a block and then place the dynamite in the hole you just made.
Whereas in reality you drill a hole and place dynamite far enough in to have the optimal result.
Sure, one could argue that it’s too easy already in MC. But when things like the mining drill makes almost as quick of a work of the stuff as placing dynamite (I.E, it’s only faster with dynamite if you include the useless rocks you get) and you have PLENTY of the stuff around to be mined, setting up the production chain makes less sense. You are spending some time just making the sticks so if one takes that into account then using the mining drill is actually faster and more convenient.
Which brings me to another point about dynamite. It’s real life use is to make breaking up rocks many many times faster than picking/smashing/drilling it out by hand. Short of a TBM.
So yes, being able to just use the drill to place them in the center of a solid 3x3x3 cube and detonate quickly would be balanced in that regard.
BUT, another problem with dynamite is the lack of easy KNO3. In real life they cultivated KNO3 using excrement. So they had plenty of it to nitric acid to make dynamite.
In GT6 your only sources are rare random and rather small deposits of raw niter. I’ve yet to see another source.
Or a lengthy and very energy expensive process of getting nitrogen from basically thin air and turning that into nitric acid.
If i could “ferment” KNO3 from some stuff that can be “farmed” then i would definitely consider using dynamite even without the ability to drill it into the center of a 3x3x3 cube. I would just be wasteful because i can make more of it only using lots of space if necessary.
But right now i can’t make dynamite in large quantities without already being in the late stages of the game where dynamite still makes little to no sense.
I my mind, dynamite should be about the next step after having used ten or so chromium picks.