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Thunder Dome Challenge: 200 Part Prop League

6,489 EchoWhiskey11  6 months ago
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Objective: Build a prop plane to go head to head with your fellow player in a one on one, AI vs AI dogfight. This is a test of design more than art. Each dogdight will be randomly selected and last plane flying is the winner. Rounds will be broadcasted by @AtlasSP via YouTube, stand by for link below.

Rules:
1. Must be a Prop Plane
2. Must use no more than 6 guns of any type
3. No Missles
4. No XML Mods
5. Cannot have more than 200 Parts
6. Cannot have more than 4 Engines
7. Must be a successor to this design so we can find your entry (the cockpit is in the trophy). If for some technical reason you can't just link your plane in the comments below.

Build Time: Now thru May 1

Bonus Objective: A Best of Show Award will be given to the plane that has good detail, as much as design and will be rated by our judges.

This is all for fun, as we know matches can be as much as luck as skill. This is a celebration of the engineering and thought that goes into making something fly well and not just look good. Upvoting players work won't have much of a say in the One on One portion, so it's okay to Upvote your fellow competitors, and learn from other builders. Plus you get to your plane on YouTube.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 25 airplane(s) +539 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 9.7ft (3.0m)
  • Length 7.0ft (2.1m)
  • Height 9.8ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight 1,973lbs (895kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,973lbs (895kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.253
  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 3799

Parts

  • Number of Parts 14
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @BdidiCorps of course, If you want to run one too, just let me know. I can show you how to manage one, but at some point I'm planning an OP over the top tournament.

    5 months ago
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    Hey @EchoWhiskey11
    Can you add 1 tournament that Players can add xml and Free for all thingy thing?

    6 months ago
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    Prop TD is up, here's the link. This one is for Prop Fighters, more XML this time around, so you guys have way more flexibility

    Thunder Dome III: 300 Prop Shoot Out
    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/5ow3nk/Thunderdome-III-300-Part-Prop-Shot-Out

    6 months ago
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    @LegnaK, @BdidiCorps, @AWESOMENESS360, @Mickk

    6 months ago
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    Alright, The next TD is up, here's the link. This one is for fighter jets, don't worry props will their own too.

    Thunder Dome II: 300 Jet Throw Down
    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/h51HMJ/Thunderdome-II-300-Part-Jet-Throw-Down

    6 months ago
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    5,658 Lahoski107

    @EchoWhiskey11 This is cool! I wish I knew about this!
    Also, In the video, please make the brackets more organized like this

    6 months ago
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    I'm releasing the next tournaments later on today, want to give everyone a chance to bring up recommendations before I lay down the set guidelines.

    6 months ago
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    @BdidiCorps next tournament will be both, jets and props. We're running two at the same time. Don't worry @AtlasSP jets will end of May, and Props will be mid June so they won't be at the same time. Everyone wants both so we'll stagger them out for the community. And that way the Prop veterans can get more time to build.

    6 months ago
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    @AtlasSP okay thanks :D

    6 months ago
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    @AtlasSP okay thanks :D

    +1 6 months ago
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    7,339 AtlasSP

    @BdidiCorps You can ask @EchoWhiskey11 he's the manager of the tournament, I think the next tournament will be jet

    6 months ago
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    @AtlasSP So... what is the next tournament?

    6 months ago
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    7,339 AtlasSP

    @EchoWhiskey11 yup, together developed

    +1 6 months ago
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    @AtlasSP sounds perfect, I think we've been a good team up to this point. Plus the community really enjoyed this.

    +1 6 months ago
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    7,339 AtlasSP

    @EchoWhiskey11 I have this idea, now you will be the tournament manager, and I will record the match. so it is easier than having to do two things at a time

    +1 6 months ago
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    @EchoWhiskey11 thank you Kanye, very cool!

    6 months ago
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    21.7k LegnaK

    This was an incredibly fun challenge, I can't wait for the next one.

    6 months ago
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    Finally, and it was very close, you all made excellent designs, but @Mickk and the Warrior is the last best of show. It was a winner in dogfights and it's radical wing design, consistent body design, and that it flies so well with such a different take on engineering, made it stand out.

    6 months ago
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    @AWESOMENESS360 if fought to the very last engine. It was a close fight, and with the guns being so close to each other made it very effective once it got a clear shot on an opponent. Probably one of the best dogfights I've seen in a while.

    6 months ago
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    Next best of show will go to @LegnaK for a truly clean design on the JRS-0.2K Gavran Basic build, the decal work was really impressive for being 200 parts.

    +2 6 months ago
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    @EchoWhiskey11 yay! How well did it do in the challenge?

    6 months ago
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    The first best of show goes to @AWESOMENESS360 for it's unique canard design.

    +1 6 months ago
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    The winner of the first ever Thunderdome is @Mickk and the Warrior

    6 months ago
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    Hey Guys, thanks for making this all possible. I'm going to realease a video sometime later on today closing out our very first Thunderdome and highliting some of the builds. I'll start a new post on what we should do next. Let me know what series works best for you guys. Fighter Jets would be cool but if anyone wants to voice their ideas please let us know. Other than that a special thanks to @AtlasSP, who made this challenge literally come to life.

    +1 6 months ago
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