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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Is there a particular reason why you want to mess with differential thrust? I played with it for about 10 minutes on my radio just for fun, but Y-ed the motors together for the final build. You almost certainly won't get the motors to run in sync if they're not Y-ed, which affects the cool factor. Further, it's another thing to go wrong. If your motors are on the same channel and there's a weird glitch, at least they behave together. If they're on separate ones, there's a chance they could act differently. Not trying to rain on your parade, but it's a chance I wouldn't take.

As a side note to everyone, don't believe you can fly this plane on one motor. I had mine set up with counter-rotating props to minimize p-factor. I lost one ESC (Thunderbird) at full throttle. The asymmetric thrust from the good motor threw me into a spin that ended in a parking lot. Perhaps it would have been possible to save if I had cut power, recovered, and gently applied the throttle. In the moment, though, the chance of everything happening just right to let you save it is pretty slim.
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