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Not an RV-8 Livery Challenge!! (Contest)

44.2k Sgtk  1.7 years ago

CHALLENGE CLOSED.

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The Challenge:

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of this newly finished 'Not an RV-8' kit. You've spent hundreds of hours toiling away in your workshop, rivet by rivet, panel by panel, but now it's complete. She's been put through her flight trials, the engine is tuned and electrics checked. The avionics are done, and she's already completed her maiden flight. There is only one thing left to do, and that is where the challenge starts.

Welcome to the Livery Challenge!!

Your job is to give this 'Not an RV-8' a paint scheme!! You will take this completed bird and add some flare to it. Classic racing stripes? Sponsor logos? Acrobatic team design? The decision is yours!!

The Rules:

-Must be a predecessor of this build
-Up to two entries per person
-Overall design must be less that 1k parts
-Pieces of the current build can be replaced, but the plane must retain its current shape ( Will be interpreted by me, ask if you are unsure)
-No changes to the flight characteristics allowed (as in no added speed; the plane flies just fine. Also, this is about the paint, not the plane)
-No Mods
-Must use basic SP paints, no modded shaders
-XML allowed

Tips:

-Make sure if adding panels you set them to 0 weight and 0 drag
-Any added parts should be 0 weight to avoid changing flight characteristics
-Google is your friend!! (Lots of great schemes out there, or come up with your own!!)
-If you have any questions, please ask. I will be happy to work with you

REMEMBER: THIS CHALLENGE IS ABOUT THE PAINT, NOT THE PLANE.

Contest Stuff:

There will be three prizes awarded:

1st - 10 Upvotes and a Spotlight (if possible)
2nd - 7 upvotes
3rd - 5 upvotes

Prizes will be awarded based on the following:

-Overall Creativity (10 pts)
-Maintaining planes shape (5pts)
-Visual appeal (5pts)
-Attention to detail (i.e. lettering/logos/decals) (5pts)
-Not altering Planes weight (5 pts)

ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 4/20/2019 12:00 AM PST

I hope you all have fun with this challenge. I can't wait to see some colorful birds!! Thank you so much for stopping by to look, and enjoy your flight!!

P.S.

The flight controls are simple:

-Standard SP Fight Controls
-VTOL for Flaps
-Trim for Trim
-Ag1 for Nav Lights
-Ag2 for Landing Light

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 45 airplane(s) +1462 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 24.6ft (7.5m)
  • Length 21.8ft (6.7m)
  • Height 9.5ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 1,017lbs (461kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,665lbs (755kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 1.2
  • Wing Loading 12.6lbs/ft2 (61.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 132.2ft2 (12.3m2)
  • Drag Points 5134

Parts

  • Number of Parts 124
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    64.3k Chancey21

    Dangit my RV-8 F-22 is too late

    1.6 years ago
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    k @Sgtk

    1.6 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @Nerfenthusiast Just tag me on your final submissions.

    1.6 years ago
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    mine is a string of unlisted successors so can I tag you on it so you can reach it @Sgtk

    1.6 years ago
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    @Sgtk hmm

    1.7 years ago
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    4,105 Kungfuevan

    I just saw two of these fly over for opening day of a base ball team

    +3 1.7 years ago
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    30.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Cool challenge! I’m going to paint it like a Space Shuttle

    +2 1.7 years ago
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    picture if part of my build yes I know its not colored well around the outside it was just to keep you from seeing too much

    1.7 years ago
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    ok it actually matches the scheme im doing to have the tank @Sgtk

    1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @Nerfenthusiast You can but you will lose points. Its a paint challenge. Not a modify the plane challenge

    1.7 years ago
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    41.5k 2Papi2Chulo

    Here is mine

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    can I add a pitot tube and a tank @Sgtk

    1.7 years ago
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    Imma do the hellcat >=)

    1.7 years ago
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    35.2k 117

    @Sgtk ok, good point

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    Cool

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @ThePilotDude I am going to say no, as this is a paint scheme competition, not a modify the plane challenge.

    1.7 years ago
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    35.2k 117

    @Sgtk are guns allowed?

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    2,294 Carbonfox1

    @Sgtk fair enough

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @RailfanEthan Thanks for the spotlight

    1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @Carbonfox1 flares would be acceptable, i suppose, but not the prop. This challenge is about the paint, not the plane

    1.7 years ago
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    owo

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    2,294 Carbonfox1

    I take it im not allowed to like change blade count (affects speed) or add flares and stuff?

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @TheXDimension32 i saw that you had built a predecessor and then made changes. I will accept it, please just ad a link to this thread so I can reference it

    1.7 years ago
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    44.2k Sgtk

    @HistoricBirds i cannot upvote unlisted entries. I would prefer them to be public

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    41.5k 2Papi2Chulo

    Mine wouldn't show up as a successor somehow, can i link it?

    +1 1.7 years ago
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