Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Crazy Creation! The Dual Motor, Differential Steering RC Airboat Utilizing the Turnigy 9X User Mixes

Finally got around to throwing a video together of my latest creation, the dual motor, differential steering RC airboat!

The Video

Explanation of the Turnigy 9X Mixes to Accomplish Differential Steering

I had to use 3 mixes in order to accomplish the differential steering. First, I had to pick a channel for the other ESC. I used channel 7 and made sure none of the switches controlled channel 7.

User Programmed Mixes

  1. Throttle (Channel 3) -> Channel 7 (Aux)
  2. Rudder (Channel 4) -> Throttle (Channel 3)
  3. Rudder (Channel 4) -> Channel 7 (Aux)

Quick Video of the Mixes



***Warning!***


Using differential steering can catch you off guard! Once you set the mixes, if you bump the rudder, one of the motors will turn on! Try not to lose a finger. Also, as the battery drains, you will lose the ability to steer. Don't get caught downriver without a paddle!

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