Im not sure where to post this as its a little off-the-wall, but here goes
A buddy of mine and I were BSing the other day and he mentioned an idea he has had for a long time - having 2 pilots fly the same plane at the same time.
His idea was to use 2 tx's and 2 rx's on different channels with each pilot controlling a different set of controls on the same plane at the same time.
One pilot could have elevator and throttle for example while the other one has rudder and aileron - or any combo you want.
I thought that sounded like an absolute hoot but as we talked it over it occurred to us - why stop at 2 pilots? Why not have seperate pilot for EACH control surface???
So, thats what we are going to do! Our club has an annual "Wild-n-Wacky" fly-in in the spring, so we are going to have it ready by then
I think we will have the guy on throttle be the "captain" of the ship, calling out maneuvers and giving directions to the other guys during the flight.
We are going to build a fairly large, cheap, slow flying trainer type foamy and give it a shot.
The plan is to do the maiden and trimming flights as normal - one pilot on all controls. Once the plane is dialed in, we will try 2 pilots, then add a third then add the forth - assuming the plane survives that long!!
I think this is going to be a LOT of fun if we can pull it off
Now..... to go hunting for spare servos, motor, esc etc, that I dont mind crashing with.....