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Fork Devils CHALLENGE

356k BogdanX  2 months ago
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Welcome to Fork Devils Challenge.

The theme of the challenge is the [twin-boom] design.

A twin-boom aircraft is characterised by two longitudinal booms (extended nacelle-like bodies). The most notorious example is the P-38 Lightning, I think you get the idea. No restriction on aircraft role. There are a lot of military, cargo, experimental, civilian designs. Even some recent space exploration projects

Rules:

  1. Minimum part count 200. Exploits will be disqualified
  2. Your entry must be a successor. This is not about points, but a better planning, easier rating and to prevent missing your work
  3. Build must be a functional aircraft REPLICA or a functional plausible FICTIONAL design. (Fictional can be steampunk or fantasy, as long it looks made by freaking humanoids)
  4. Original (own) design, recycling of old builds is allowed only if is a significant revamp
  5. Only editor mods (XML) allowed. Custom modded elements parts forbidden (Dummy pilot is ok... Gestour instruments, custom wings MOPCKOEDNISHE stuff etc is a NO)
  6. Detailed description with data about aircraft, special features and controls listed.
  7. The right TAGS required

THE BEST 10 builds will enter the final for podium, prizes, Youtube presentation.

Each valid entry will get 3 upvotes, hopefully you have another 2 builds.

Prizes will be as usual, upvotes, spotlights and maybe something else. Ratings will be extremely detailed, gonna present the pattern later.

Deadline January 30

Q&A

  1. No restrictions on engines. Propellers, jet engines, helicopter rotators or no engines (gliders) are allowed.
  2. Fictional stuff is allowed, so you'll have creativity freedom. But remember, plausibility is a factor.
  3. You can use small elements from other players (Like gadgets, custom weapons, logos). As long as you credit the person. Large stuff like landing gear, wings, cockpits/canopies etc should be yours.
  4. 200 parts restriction is here to prevent 5 minute builds. If your device cannot support that much... well, I am not a beach, I will give you a chance to top10 FINALE if you have a serious project.

  5. A twin fuselage plane (F-82, Bf 109 Z, He 111Z) is allowed, even if technically is not a twin boom. It still fits the "Fork" theme and I want things to be simple and fun.

  6. Blackburn Beverley C.1 is a NO.
    The Nord 2501 Noratlas or the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C.1 are YES

  7. Yak-141 is YES

  8. Collabs are allowed, as long is mentioned in description. Unfortunately, successor must be the challenge post. Prize will be split between creators.
    Grading will be as usual, the formula that worked for Pacific Challenge. Visuals, Construction, Functionality, Historical/Design and Impression.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 38 airplane(s) +3933 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Length 45.1ft (13.7m)
  • Height 4.8ft (1.5m)
  • Empty Weight 110lbs (50kg)
  • Loaded Weight 110lbs (50kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 258

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    32.9k KnightOfRen

    Read Q and A in the description for more info

    Pinned 2 months ago
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    13.5k UltraLight

    :0 another deadline pushback!

    3 days ago
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    7,635 Thueerra

    @BogdanX when will the challenge results be published?

    +3 7 days ago
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    1,740 Embo

    @Sovetskysoyus yep, the foch is a french tank destroyers, looks like a blue baguette.

    8 days ago
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    @Embo what the foch

    8 days ago
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    1,740 Embo

    I didn’t curse?
    @Sovetskysoyus

    8 days ago
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    @Embo
    no
    Cursing
    He is building a lot, and he removes his comments for some reason.

    8 days ago
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    5,848 Kangy

    He’s back!!!

    9 days ago
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    1,740 Embo

    What the Foch happened, and what happened to bogdanX. We all know he doesn’t comment, where are you keeping him. The SP community must free him
    @BogdanX

    12 days ago
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    @BogdanX you comment

    13 days ago
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    13.5k UltraLight

    Oh cool the new deadline is my birthday!!

    14 days ago
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    356k BogdanX

    @JaeBeansS yes

    +14 14 days ago
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    2,267 JaeBeansS

    Is it possible to enter a 2nd entry?

    14 days ago
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    31.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Hi Bogdan, my entry is done, but I need time to write up the description and take pictures. I’m swamped today and most of tomorrow. May I request an extra day to enter please?

    +8 21 days ago
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    Will my AAI RQ-7 Shadow Count?

    one month ago
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    Ok. @PhantomAviator

    one month ago
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    @HappyFeetWhyshouldi I know how to build a p-38, but I don't like building replicas out of fear of inaccuracy

    one month ago
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    7,635 Thueerra

    How much does cockpit affect to overall rating? I mean if there is no cockpit at all vs crappy cockpit? Which one is better?

    one month ago
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    13.5k UltraLight

    @HappyFeetWhyshouldi well yeah that's my thoughts. I made a plane for this that I think 8 of which were made

    one month ago
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    I mean that when you think twin boom I’d assume 65% of people go “P-38!!”, and seeing as there is no P-38s yet in this challenge that many people don't want to or cant build the P-38. The people who don't want to build the P-38 might know how common it is so they want to stray away from it and be creative as possible. This is all my assumption so I wouldn’t trust it that much lol. @UltraLight

    +3 one month ago
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    13.5k UltraLight

    @HappyFeetWhyshouldi yeah, their commonness should mean that a lot of ppl just do them lol

    one month ago
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    P-38s are so common, and imo kinda ugly lol. @UltraLight

    one month ago
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    I would do the challenge but I don’t understand those big words.

    one month ago
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    13.5k UltraLight

    No P-38's? What is going on!

    one month ago
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    3,734 jeckogecko

    I have finished and posted my plane!

    one month ago
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