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No Vertical Stabilizer Challenge

5,933 ThePropellerIsAFan  20 days ago
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Deadline is now Oct. 1st.

Objective:

Design an AIRCRAFT with no vertical stabilizer.

Rules:

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Do not use the part “Vertical Stabilizer” in your build. You will be disqualified if you do use it.

Your build must be an aircraft. This means that it must primarily move through the air. No cars, trucks, trains, ships, boats, or walkers* are allowed.**

*If your Walker has the ability to fly, than it will be accepted. If not, you will be disqualified.

**The same goes for the other vehicles. If they fly, then they will be accepted.
Must be a successor post to this challenge

Do not take other people’s creations and tweak them. You must start from scratch or finagle a current project. Redesigns are allowed, but only if you were the original poster/designer.

Deadline: October 1st

Rating System:

How well does it fly / 30

How does it look (cosmetics) / 10

Is the design original? 5 points deducted if not.

Popular Opinion: Creation with the most upvotes will receive 5 extra points.

Personal Favorite: Whichever build I like the best will receive 5 extra points.

Total possible points amounts to 50. If two builds score a 45, the SP community will then vote on whichever they prefer.

1st Place: 15 Upvotes

2nd Place: 10 Updoots

3rd Place: 7 Updoodles

4th Place: Good Job

Entries:

F22 Raptor

Fighter Jet

Spartat Fighter

we

Flybe Twin Otter

F-36

They did the challenge

F-112

TR-3A “Black Mantra”

Bush Plane

No Tail

Good luck, and have fun.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 10 airplane(s) +413 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 49.2ft (15.0m)
  • Length 6.9ft (2.1m)
  • Height 32.8ft (10.0m)
  • Empty Weight 1,643lbs (745kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,643lbs (745kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 135.7lbs/ft2 (662.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 12.1ft2 (1.1m2)
  • Drag Points 150117

Parts

  • Number of Parts 13
  • Control Surfaces 1
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    1,188 Numbers

    In other words it’s a flying wing challenge

    Pinned 18 days ago
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    All of the wings - structural, horizontal, vertical, and primary - act the same. So, when I said no vertical stabilizer, I meant that there should be no wing that’s vertical. Take a look at the B2 Spirit to see an example of this.

    Pinned 19 days ago
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    9,916 BagelPlane

    Leaving it to be he SP community, make sure it’s not a German Corsair.

    Pinned 20 days ago
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    8,447 Spectres

    Could fandangle my ddz hmm

    10 days ago
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    Challenge accepted

    13 days ago
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    @Thueerra great!

    15 days ago
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    7,050 Thueerra

    Will join btw!

    17 days ago
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    7,050 Thueerra

    This is so easy to cheat on:/ Be VERY suspicious and check under every surface!

    18 days ago
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    @Planicopter sure

    18 days ago
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    1,975 Planicopter

    Can you pls change my plane to the 2.0 version.

    18 days ago
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    17.9k KnightOfRen

    CooL

    18 days ago
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    Ok I’m in

    18 days ago
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    @Planicopter yes

    18 days ago
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    1,975 Planicopter
    18 days ago
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    1,975 Planicopter

    Can we add highly dihedral wingtips?

    19 days ago
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    2,652 evilbadger34

    You have to make sure no one shrinks a cheated-in vertical stabilizer.

    19 days ago
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    1,975 Planicopter

    how are we gonna stabilize the planes

    19 days ago
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    4,959 50CalChicken

    @ThePropellerIsAFan ok.

    19 days ago
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    Mine isn't original, but i posted it just for fun and because it is the first plane i built in SP

    19 days ago
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    @50CalChicken fuselage yes, v tail only if if is for the horizontal stabilizers.

    19 days ago
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    4,959 50CalChicken

    Or maybe a V tail?

    19 days ago
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    4,959 50CalChicken

    What about a fuselage in place of the vertical stabilizer?

    19 days ago
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    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/2zGF5x/Burger-Engineering-F-36-Stormhawk
    Based on Jundroo's Hellkeska, but uploaded anyway just for fun.

    19 days ago
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    70.0k DILOPH

    People will do horten 229 or b2 Spirit emedietly

    19 days ago
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    17.9k KnightOfRen

    Alright I'll make one with a vertical stab built with fuselages.

    19 days ago
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