Re: hooking motors in parallel
Yes, we are told the Hitechnic motor controllers can handle 2 motors in parallel. So just put both sets of wires into the little terminal block.
sorry, I don't think I 100% understand what you're saying here. Is this trying to drive the paralled motors at different speeds? If so...no...you can't drive the paralleled motors at different speeds (opposite directions is possible if you swap red/black on one). But in general they will always operate together.
Also turn off PID control if it is on. I doubt that would work very well.
Assuming motorF is the port for the two motors in parallel
motor[motorF] = 100; will work. as will...
motor[motorF] = joystick.joy2_y1;
If this isn't working in manual but it is in auto, double check that you have the joystick debug window open and the two joystick mode clicked It annoyingly resets every time you recompile. I wish they'd keep the exact same debug settings between compile iterations.
Come to think of it I wish they'd have a better spot for us to put all the things we wish they'd do to make RobotC better.