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Fictional Strategic Bomber Challenge! -Challenged closed!-

23.4k LegnaK  2.1 years ago
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Fictional Strategic Bomber Challenge:

Deadline: 17th December 2018**

Unfortunately the deadline has to be moved back to the 3rd of January due to work related issues

Hello everyone! This is my first challenge, and today, I would like you to develop a long range, strategic bomber! There is one catch to this challenge though; the bomber must be fictional, it may bear resemblance to pre-existing real life aircraft, however there must be enough of a difference to tell it is indeed fictional.

The rules are rather simple:

  • It must be an original build of your design. If you want to use an aircraft you've designed previously, please modify it.

  • It must be a successor to this challenge, I would prefer not to go through a maze to find a participant.

  • Entries must be realistic in their performance, Maximum Speed is 2,100 MPH and must have a realistic flight performance.

  • Aircraft under 150 parts and over 700 parts will be disqualified

  • a bomb bay must be present and functional for your bomber, no bombs may be allowed on external pylons unless in the form of nuclear warheads or encased in pylon pods - see my B-93 Deltarrow or NARSSB-01 Hydra as examples.

  • Avoid using mods. XML is allowed and expected, except: drag, gravity, health and infinity fuel.

  • Each contestant may submit up to 3 aircraft

  • The description is mandatory and it will be specified: 1) Year of introduction, 2) Nation of origin 3) Brief history of plane, 4) Options and specifications

  • No national markings are required, however the more in-depth and detailed your aircraft is, the higher your score.

  • You may choose to use jet engines or prop engines... or both for that matter!

  • The Aircraft must be from the eras of 1950's through today (2020-ish)

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JUDGING

  • Handling, stability, agility: 10 points :: Does it fly level? is it a stable build?

  • Realistic model and behavior: 10 points :: It is a realistic airplane design for the time. It has a noble behavior in flight

  • Details, paint and other: 10 points :: Are the details of the aircraft done well? Do said decals protrude? Does the coloration suit the aircraft?

  • Build quality: 10 points :: Does this aircraft function well or is it just eye candy?

  • Personal impression: 10 points :: Is this an aircraft that I would enjoy flying?

  • Description: 10 points :: Is the history of the aircraft well set? Does it cover any noticeable events with said aircraft? Is the history of the plane well fleshed?

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Rewards:

  • Winner :: 10 Upvotes- 5 Spotlight (if possible), Your bomber possibly featured in an upcoming game I'm developing - with your permission of course.

  • 2nd place :: 5 Upvotes - 3 Spotlight (if possible), Your bomber possibly featured in an upcoming game I'm developing - with your permission of course.

  • 3rd place :: 5 Upvotes - 1 Spotlight (if possible), Your bomber possibly featured in an upcoming game I'm developing - with your permission of course.
  • Every entry :: 1 Upvote

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Any questions/ concerns? Let me know! and happy building!!!!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 18 airplane(s) +1325 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 114.8ft (35.0m)
  • Length 114.8ft (35.0m)
  • Height 18.7ft (5.7m)
  • Empty Weight 1,871lbs (848kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,871lbs (848kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 86.9lbs/ft2 (424.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 21.5ft2 (2.0m2)
  • Drag Points 70042

Parts

  • Number of Parts 22
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @LancasterAce @ColonelStriker @hopotumon @squideater56 @Pilothouston5 @Jurassicty060 @poopatron71 @MarshallLewisAerospace @PapaFoxtrotA51 @Shootingstar07 @GhostHTX @Geckoplane5 @ND40X @ProjectTank @greasytortle @Texasfam04
    The challenge has officially concluded with the judging of the aircraft: the results are here

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    @LegnaK Nice!

    1.9 years ago
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    9,732 FeatherWing

    @LegnaK cool

    1.9 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @LancasterAce @ColonelStriker @hopotumon @squideater56 @Pilothouston5 @Jurassicty060 @poopatron71 @MarshallLewisAerospace @PapaFoxtrotA51 @Shootingstar07 @GhostHTX @Geckoplane5 @ND40X @ProjectTank @greasytortle @Texasfam04

    Thank you all for participating! the challenge is now closed and now I will be judging! gimmie a few days for everything!

    +3 1.9 years ago
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    @LegnaK oh that's a great relieve~~

    1.9 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @Shootingstar07 don't worry, I got a notification about it anyways :)
    @Texasfam04 no problem, if you need another week extension I can judge yours a whenever you're done :)

    1.9 years ago
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    @LegnaK the link is here https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/521uno/Peace-Walker-XB-75

    1.9 years ago
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    @LegnaK Man...I don't know what happen.I want to submit a entry but the aircraft doesn't link to this post😰

    1.9 years ago
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    14.6k Texasfam04

    I wanted to let you know ive been sick the last week and will most likely not be able to complete the project in time. I will try to but its only about 70% done right now. @LegnaK

    1.9 years ago
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    6,453 Viper_Z3R0

    Wait an upcoming game in development?! Hold up

    2.0 years ago
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    6,453 Viper_Z3R0

    Building a big and very beefy bomber the may go mach 3 but at a certain altitude where there is barely any air to cut through. And it has three bomb bays with 10 boom 50 each

    2.0 years ago
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    9,732 FeatherWing

    @LegnaK I have submitted my aircraft to the competition, I would appreciate it if you could check it out, please.
    LINK TO AIRCRAFT: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/2O5M1d/Lightning-Aircraft-Industries-Delta-19D2

    2.0 years ago
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    14.6k Texasfam04

    TY I appreciate it! @LegnaK

    2.0 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @Texasfam04 Absolutely!

    2.0 years ago
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    14.6k Texasfam04

    Any chance of getting a week long extension please? The holidays have really tightened up my schedule and I havent had much time to use building for this. Thank You!

    2.0 years ago
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    14.6k Texasfam04

    Im now building my entry for this challenge, i wanted to finish up my last drone before i focused on this. I really love this challenge, the weapons bay forces you to really think about how you build.

    +2 2.0 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @MarshallLewisAerospace yes, nations may be fictional, your best bet to make it a sucessor is remove the cockpit, make the entire aircraft a sub-assembly, download this one, remove all but the cockpit and put it on your pre-existing plane.

    2.1 years ago
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    How exactly do I make my aircraft a successor? I’ve got an aircraft I could submit but I’ve had it built for a while. (I’ll need to slow it down a bit as well, design specs called for Mach 3 capability so she’s a bit too fast for the rules as well...)

    Can the nation also be fictional?

    2.1 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @PlanesOfOld either or works, that is completely up to you to decide, as long as it has bombs and a bomb bay :)

    2.1 years ago
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    42.4k PlanesOfOld

    Cause my design has got 190 boom 50s in it and it crashes the game if you crash the plane with a full bomb bay.

    2.1 years ago
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    42.4k PlanesOfOld

    Hmm would you rather the plane have hundreds of small bombs or a few very big ones

    2.1 years ago
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    1,146 moomoo

    @LegnaK that seems doable

    2.1 years ago
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    23.4k LegnaK

    @moomoo I would prefer to see aircraft make it from Yeager to Wright and back, but if not it's not going to be any issue.

    2.1 years ago
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    1,146 moomoo

    Are fuel requirements a big issue?

    2.1 years ago
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    I think I'm in on this challenge.

    +2 2.1 years ago
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