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SimplePlanes Logging Challenge

57.7k AsteroidAsteroidTheBook  7 days ago

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Hello! Welcome to the official Wolf-Asteroid SimplePlanes Logging challenge! We both built a couple of log stackers and figured it would be fun to task the SP community with making the rest of the ensemble! There are many weird and wonderful logging vehicles to be built! Use stork island to simulate the logs. You can manipulate them with magnets, but that's kind of cheating in my opinion...

Things allowed:

Anything pertaining to the world of logging! I will provide examples for inspiration below. Fictional and replicated designs are welcome!









Rules:

  • Must be realistic! Logging machines are HEAVY! My log stacker is 158,000lbs unloaded! Also, unless it's a logging truck, the speed shouldn't be more than around 20mph. You don't want to be racing around the mill in an 80-ton vehicle.
  • Must be a successor
  • If you have an older build that you haven't submitted for any other challenge, feel free to make it a successor!
  • 2 Entries per person, makes grading easier
  • XML is allowed and highly recommended
  • Must be more than 250 parts, as long as you disable drag calculations on very small or very large parts, maximum part limit shouldn't be a problem
  • Please add a detailed description describing the role of the build, the controls, and the approximate date something like that would have been built
  • You shouldn't need infinite fuel, and for the sake of realism I don't recommend it. You may modify the weight, however, and I encourage this as SP does not model the immense weight of these vehicles very well.
  • Must be able to do something with the logs on stork island to some capacity. This can include but is not limited to carrying them in a truck or holding them in a claw (for log stackers and skidders).

    Judging Criteria:

  • Realistic model - 10 points - This will be evaluated by testing the ability of the vehicle itself independent from the manipulation of the logs. This will include straight-line speed, acceleration, weights, etc.

  • Detailing, Appearance - 10 points - Did you do realistic detailing, or is it just a box with a basic claw?
  • Realistic function - 10 points - This will be evaluated by testing the manipulation of the logs and how realistic it is. If you make a logging truck, MrSilverWolf and I will load it full of logs and see if the capacity is realistic, and how it performs fully loaded.
  • Build quality - 10 points - Part efficiency? Did you slap on a bunch of random decals or did you meticulously model every rivet? Basically how pretty it is.
  • Fair Play - 10 points - Did you meet all criteria? This will give you extra points (I expect to be able to give everyone at least 10 points).

    Rewards:

These are a bit complicated. MrSilverWolf and I will be giving the winners the same about of upvotes. This means if you win, you will receive the reward from both of us. In other words, it will be doubled.
1st Place: 25 upvotes + spotlight if able

2nd Place: 10 upvotes

3rd Place: 5 upvotes

All other entries will receive 1 upvote for a valid entry. If you happen to outrank both of us and we can't spotlight you, we will compensate by an additional 5 upvotes each. That's a total of 60 upvotes!

Deadline:

November 26, 2020

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +161 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 13.7ft (4.2m)
  • Length 17.5ft (5.3m)
  • Height 0.4ft (0.1m)
  • Empty Weight 1,199lbs (543kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,199lbs (543kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 758

Parts

  • Number of Parts 43
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    91.7k MrSilverWolf

    Best challenge )))))
    Also feel free to ask either of us questions if any

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    If you need any additional help in deciding on a vehicle or identifying any of the vehicles above, don't hesitate to ask me or MrSilverWolf!

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    @Doughnut45 I haven't checked yet

    10 hours ago
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    7,151 Doughnut45

    Got any idea on how long the logs are in fuselage block lengths ie:
    1 log = 10 FB length (FB = fuselage block)
    Like i dont want my trailer to be too long or too short

    13 hours ago
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    @FasterThanLight Nice!

    15 hours ago
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    I'm gonna try to build a CAT 990K wheel loader with a logging fork.

    16 hours ago
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    30.6k SmSmThe10684

    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook okay, thanks!

    20 hours ago
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    @SmSmThe10684 You'd have to go through them. Usually it helps if you just do the tiny parts. But if you don't I can still run around 1500 pretty decently.

    21 hours ago
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    30.6k SmSmThe10684

    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook Is there a way to turn them all off at once or do I have to go through all of the parts?

    21 hours ago
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    @SmSmThe10684 Basically unlimited as long as it has drag calculations off

    21 hours ago
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    30.6k SmSmThe10684

    How many parts can you take?

    22 hours ago
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    I then I’ll see what I can make@AsteroidAsteroidTheBook

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    @Imlazytobuild That's what I'm expecting like 80% of the entries to be. I'd recommend something else, but you can do what you like

    yesterday
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    Can I make a logging truck

    yesterday
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    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook I see! Thanks!

    yesterday
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    @Rymanx03 Nice!

    yesterday
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    @NormalPioneer In order to make it fair for everyone, I'll only allow one entry to win from any given person.

    yesterday
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    @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook @MrSilverWolf I had 2 entries, it's fine right. But here's the question, does only 1 of them/they indivdually will "win". If they end up in a tie (I wish so), do i like get a doubled reward?

    yesterday
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    5,943 Rymanx03

    I think I'll make an attempt. Was thinking about building a logging truck soon anyways

    2 days ago
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    @MrSilverWolf @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook , I have already posted it but manual of controls are still under way, ill update you if it's done.


    EDIT: The Controls manual is done

    2 days ago
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    91.7k MrSilverWolf

    @NormalPioneer while we don’t say thats not allowed I’d say put a fuel tank hidden somewhere with a lot of fuel rather than infinite, then set the mass scale and drag to 0 on the fuel tank

    2 days ago
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    MORE QUESTIONS! @MrSilverWolf is it fine if I xml it with unlimited gas?

    2 days ago
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    @MrSilverWolf I see thankss!!!

    2 days ago
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    91.7k MrSilverWolf

    @NormalPioneer yes you can use fuselage parts in place of logs but I’ll be using logs on the map later for testing, and if you download this and use the cockpit it will count as a successor upon upload

    2 days ago
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    Follow up question, My pc is potato so I cant run stork island for logs, is it fine if I use fuselages as substitutes? Also, i downloaded the thingy an used the cockpit, it would count as a successor right? @MrSilverWolf @AsteroidAsteroidTheBook

    2 days ago
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