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General Aviation Challenge [CLOSED]

Mod EternalDarkness  2 months ago
661 downloads

Welcome to the General Aviation challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Deadline is March the 7th.

If you accept the challenge, your goal is to make a General Aviation aircraft. That is an aircraft intended for personal use. I will not be accepting private jets, dedicated cargo planes, helicopters and ultralight aircraft into this challenge, as I consider those to be separate categories. I will allow one entry per user per category.

Requirements:

  • Your entry must be a new and original build;
  • Intended purpose of your design must be personal transport;
  • Your entry must be a propeller-driven GA aircraft for personal transport that is not ultralight;
  • Your plane must provide seating for two to ten people including crew. Single seater sports/ultralights and 11+ seat mini liners will not be accepted;
  • Your plane may be a replica or a fictional design, but must be realistic;
  • Your entry must be flyable aircraft. If I can't get it off the ground, it'll be disqualified;
  • Your entry must contain at least 150 parts;
  • Your entry must contain fewer than 1000 parts;
  • XML editing is allowed and encouraged. Mod parts are forbidden, and entries containing mod parts will be tested with mod parts removed;
  • Entry must be tagged with "General Aviation" tag;
  • Entry must have description. If you can't write one yourself due to language issue, ask a friend to do it for you;
  • Entry must be a successor to the challenge post.
  • I will be comparing the plane with closest real life plane to assess its seating capacity.

I keep the right to accept planes with fewer than 150 and more than 1000 parts if I really like them. Such exception will be fined with 5 points for failing to fit the requirements, and I will request a version with reduced part count if I can't run the original.

Entries will be divided into two categories: single engine and twin engine.
Each category will have its three winners (first, second, and third place), and I will select an overall winner.

Judging criteria:

  • Design: Does it look like a GA plane? Is it proportional? If it's a replica, how accurate is it? 10 points
  • Performance: Does it fly like a comparable real plane? I will be looking at max speed, rate of climb, gliding performance... 10 points
  • Paint scheme: GA planes are always painted to look nice. Yours shouldn't be an exception. 10 points
  • Build quality: Smoothness, efficiency in using parts, custom parts (gear, surfaces). 10 points
  • Personal impression: Did I enjoy flying it? Do I consider it good looking? 5 points
  • Description: Does it contain pictures? Does it describe the plane? Does it provide instructions? 10 points

Rewards:

-Winner of the challenge - 10 upvotes and 3 spotlights;
- 1st place in the category - 8 upvotes and 2 spotlight;
- 2nd place in the category - 5 upvotes and a spotlight on the entry;
- 3rd place in the category - 3 upvotes and a spotlight on the entry;
- Every entry - upvote.

If it's a collaboration project, builders will share the reward. If the reward can't be shared between two builders, like 3 upvotes, both builders will receive 2 upvotes. Same with spotlights.

If you don't understand something, feel free to ask.

Do your best. Just because a high level builder posted a good entry, doesn't mean you can't beat him with a bit of effort.

I will not provide feedback on your entries until I start judging, except to inform those with unsuitable builds that they can't compete.

A few advices:

  • Do your research. Read about planes similar to your design (or about your design, if it's a replica);
  • Pay attention to details. Look up pictures. Every one of those little antennas, bulges, and holes has a purpose. Try to put them on your build;
  • Try to find a cutaway of an aircraft similar to yours. It will tell you what goes where;
  • Here are some suggestions if you can't find a nice GA plane to build.
    Good luck

General Characteristics

  • Successors 47 airplane(s) +5907 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 24.6ft (7.5m)
  • Length 6.8ft (2.1m)
  • Height 24.6ft (7.5m)
  • Empty Weight 3,687lbs (1,672kg)
  • Loaded Weight 3,687lbs (1,672kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 52300

Parts

  • Number of Parts 49
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Chancey21 slowly but surely, yes. I was planning on finishing today, but I was busy. Should be done tomorrow or the day after.

    +1 one month ago
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    45.3k Chancey21

    Are you any closer?

    one month ago
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    @WHISKY12 I am slowly re-judging the challenge. I have lost all ratings when site glitched, and I'm not motivated anymore, so it might be a few more days until results are out.

    +3 one month ago
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    487 WHISKY12

    @EternalDarkness so how many points did i get?

    one month ago
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    487 WHISKY12

    External :vehicle request: make a submarine based off the typhoon but make it android capable

    one month ago
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    546 ND40X

    @EnternalDarkness I resubmitted my entry like you asked (because of the website glitch)

    one month ago
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    @Chancey21 eh, sure...

    +1 one month ago
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    45.3k Chancey21

    They probably won’t realize it was reuploaded and pass over it thinking they’ve already upvoted, commented, the whole shabang @EternalDarkness

    one month ago
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    45.3k Chancey21

    Ok, can I tag everyone who Upvoted to see if they want to replace? @EternalDarkness

    one month ago
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    @Chancey21 apparently site glitched and deleted a number of uploads during the latest outage. Upload again.

    one month ago
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    45.3k Chancey21

    My Petrel is gone... what happened??? @EternalDarkness

    one month ago
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    9,149 Vidal99977

    I think I give up. I wont make a plane for this challenge. @EternalDarkness . I mean, I made one, but it looks ugly.

    one month ago
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    @WHISKY12 I won't be making challenges for a while after this one.

    +1 one month ago
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    487 WHISKY12

    Hey eternal.....how about you make a private jet challenge. I already have the perfect aircraft design

    +1 one month ago
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    487 WHISKY12

    I have entered the ga challenge and built a persific ga aircraft. [youres truely whisky12]

    +1 one month ago
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    3,031 P0TET0Z

    @EternalDarkness :( ok then let's start with it

    one month ago
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    @P0TET0Z no. You can, however, see how it's made and apply the technique to your own design.

    +1 one month ago
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    3,031 P0TET0Z

    Can I take that logo you made, and use it for another challenge? I'll give you credit don't worry

    one month ago
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    @JonTKocz no problem.

    one month ago
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    2,430 JonTKocz

    @EternalDarkness thanks!

    one month ago
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    @JonTKocz you ned to post them somewhere first. Site doesn't host pictures. Then you write ![](link to the picture.jpg). If you use Imgur, remove "s" from "https".

    +1 one month ago
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    2,430 JonTKocz

    I'm not done with my plane, how do I get pictures from my computer into the description?

    one month ago
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    @randomusername I don't know how you can do that. Screenshot mod doesn't work on my laptop either.

    one month ago
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    @EternalDarkness
    Do you know how to post a plane with in-game screenshots on a Chromebook?
    The upload with screenshots mod does not work on my Chromebook.
    The reason I insist it has in-game screenshots is that the game will show the true colors and gloss. The plane looks different in the level so I would like if I could upload with the in-game screenshots.

    +1 one month ago
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    Can we use single units made up of multiple prop engines?

    one month ago
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