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Can Someone Please Specify What the Electric SP Tag Means/Includes?

18.6k JohnnyBoythePilot  one month ago

@randomusername is making a big deal over nothing over the fact my Fand fighter is listed under the Electric SP tag because it uses a gas/electric hybrid propulsion system. He thinks the tag should only includes builds powered by custom rotator engines with spinning wings as props (basically unlimited power) and believes people outside of SP might get "offended" because I'm using the default SP engines to represent the electric plasma ramjet and those who are "offended" might defame or hate on SP over something as stupid as this. I see plenty of other builds under the electric tag such as STOL n' Thunder and the iPhone drone that use regular SP engines instead of unlimited rotator engines.

Can someone please end this insanity?

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    @Kerbango
    Awesome, thanks!

    29 days ago
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    61.2k Kerbango

    @JohnnyBoythePilot here you go

    +1 29 days ago
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    Ah, I see now @EternalDarkness
    We are completely ignoring physics when it comes to tags.

    29 days ago
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    @EternalDarkness
    THANK YOU for clarifying that! That's what I believed the tag meant as well, and intention is the basis for determining what tags go on your build.

    one month ago
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    @Stormfur
    Don't bring politics into this.

    one month ago
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    @JohnnyBoythePilot @randomusername "Electric" tag was meant for builds that would be powered by electricity rather than fuel oil in real life, regardless of what engine they use on SP to get the effect.

    one month ago
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    2,462 Stormfur

    *Electric is actually worse than gas in America. Just ask all of trumpy's coal plants that question

    +1 one month ago
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    1,841 BlueCitrus

    Just continue to use the tag as you were :)

    one month ago
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    Is this all just a big joke, @randomusername

    +1 one month ago
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    Are we good now? @JohnnyBoythePilot
    Umm, sorry if I was just a bit blunt. It's just part of my personality.

    one month ago
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    @randomusername
    Well everyone has their own unique style of doing things. And this was a mere concept of mine; not a fully fledged-out model like my latest QLX-125, BAE Broadsword, or BNRV-36A Broadsword where those models took around 2 months each to develop (time constraints). Like I said if you want to be die-hard focused on definitions and specifics, fine, you do you, but don't force it on others.

    +2 one month ago
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    I do not like the idea of role play @JohnnyBoythePilot
    I don't want to sit around and talk about something, I want to get stuff done.
    I'd rather get to work then sit down and pretend to work.
    I am not going to pretend that my planes are electric, because my planes actually ARE electric.
    I am not going to pretend like you.
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    This may be a game to you, but some take it more seriously than others.
    Please do not take this personally. This speech is not targeted at you exactly.
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    But you said that SimplePlanes doesn't have any electric engines... again. I've said it before and I will say it again, electric on this game means fuelless. When a craft has an engine that uses no fuel and generates thrust, the craft is electric. Please don't fight the terminology.

    one month ago
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    @randomusername
    GOODNESS GRACIOUS ITS A CONCEPT! OF COURSE SP DOESN'T HAVE ELECTRIC ENGINES OR PROPULSION SO I USED THE VTOL ENGINE + NOZZLES AS A SUBSTITUTE! Will you just drop this nonsense already? Your acting like I just committed a major sin in SP building! Again, I included the electric tag because the idea behind it utilizes some form of electric propulsion. Don't you know what role-playing or using your imagination is?

    +2 one month ago
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    Yeah, I see where you are coming from.

    +2 one month ago
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    Faking an electric engine, in my opinion, would be the same as promising a build without mods. . . that has tons of mods.
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    It's downright lying, and lying getting more popular.
    Oh well I guess, right?

    +1 one month ago
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    3,884 Viper3000ad

    Weĺl to be honest, I also think that planes that are tagged as electric should have alternative means of propulsion without gas. Because where else can you tagg them? You can build a electric jet with rotators and honestly It will be faster to a plane with a normal jet engine. And yes stol n thunder it's not really electric by this definition.

    +3 one month ago
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    @Kerbango
    Oh wow that sounds neat. That would be great if you could link me that mod. I just finished a rough basic prototype of an SSTO shuttle. Yea Randomusername is the only user I've seen complaining about this tag nonsense.

    one month ago
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    61.2k Kerbango

    If you can get ahold of gestours old simple Space 2 mod it has solar panels that actually recharge your batteries ie gas tanks.
    Using this setup I have also tag things under Electric. Never had anybody complain.
    Come to think of it if you search back in my comments I should have a link 2 a drop box copy of simple Space 2. I will try to find the link for you later if you don't find it already.

    +2 one month ago