Modelairplanenews.com Multimotor Setups
We just posted an article on the finer points of setting up model airplanes with multiple motors. When it comes to twin- or quad-power setups, electrics are far more reliable than the equivalent setup using a “wet” engine. We discussed several ways you can go about it, and here are some of your comments.
Marc Delaney: Great article. I have a P-38 in which I put two Scorpion SII-3014-1220 V2 brushless motors with two Castle Creations 50A speed controls. I use two 3S 2200mah 25C Lipo packs, wires in parallel.
George Watkins: This is just what I was looking for. I am thinking of buying a B-17 bomber from a friend and replacing the old glow engines with brushless motors. Thanks for the information.
Peter Shank: Nice, clear, straightforward article. If I were to convert my Ziroli B-25, I think I would also hook the throttles up to the rudder channel so that I could have differential control for better taxiing.
Karl Laskie: Thank goodness for Lipo batteries. I used to have an electric-powered B-26 “Widow Maker,” which I powered with Sub-c Ni-cds. It had a high wing loading, and I sold it. With Lipos, I am sure it would have been more fun to fly.