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COMMUNITY CORNER: Dining Room Thrust Test for Printed Propellers in the Adafruit Google+ Community

This week on Community Corner, we stumbled on a great “dining room thrust test” shared by Ben Harber. He used a custom rig to test the thrust potential for a series of 3D printed propellers he had produced. We enjoyed watching him engage in science — and share his updates as he analyzed his data. We wish him well with his project!

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