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Top Gun Challenge [CLOSED]

3,683 MEERKAT978  1.9 years ago
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Grab your Aviator sunglasses and get ready to feel the need for speed! This is the TOP GUN Challenge!

DETAILS:
Your challenge is to build a twin-engine fighter jet that can take off and land on the USS BEAST. Additional features are desired but not required.

RULES:
-JETS ONLY
-No maximum power on the engines.

-Maximum weight 100,000lbs. I doubt an aircraft weighing that much could even fly from the Beast.

-Aircraft MUST be able to take off and land on the USS BEAST.

-XML modding such as Overload is allowed as is FineTuner.

-NO EDITING OF COMPONENT HEALTH.

-NO GODMODDING OF WEAPONS.

ENTRIES MUST BE ABLE TO RUN ON MOBILE.
CHALLENGE DETAILS:

The entries will be assessed in several stages:

1-AESTHETICS.
Maximum Score-10pts
I suppose you've all watched Top Gun and seen the F-14. Beautiful plane, right? Well, your entry should be equally good looking. Unless you want your plane to be known as the SLUF.

2-FUNCTIONALITY
Maximum score-20pts
A carrier plane normally has all kinds of quirks. So, for every feature relevant to a carrier plane you have you will gain 2 points to a maximum of 20. This can include cockpit functionality, flaps, variable geometry wings, arrestor hooks and suchlike.

3-CARRIER OPERATIONS
Maximum score-20pts
An aircraft designed to work on carriers needa to be able to do so. You will get up to 10 Points depending on how short a distance the aircraft can land in, and up to 10 Points if the aircraft can take off in a short distance (say, the short end of the Beast takeoff strip).

4-DOGFIGHTING
Maximum score-10pts
This is an easy enough phase. Your aircraft will be pitted against the ![Aggressor Aircraft](https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/4tsv5B/Aggressor-II)
in 5 fights at random distance on low physics (sorry but my phone can't handle high, only just discovered that ??). 10 Points per round if your aircraft destroys the Aggressor, 5 Points if both aircraft are destroyed and 0 Points of your aircraft is destroyed.


DEADLINE:

The deadline for entries is OCTOBER 31 2017 AT 23:59 GMT.

Good luck and Good Hunting.

The parts are a variety of uprated components:
Missile Blue has a 1 second lock time but a 30 degree come of targeting.

Missile Red has a 2 second lock time but can lock so long as the target is in front ofthe missile.

Both rotary cannons have a spread of 0.3 and firerate of 25 rounds/second

All of the jet engines have half their normal weight and 3 times the power.

I slightly remodelled the Aggressor as its handling wasn't quite up to spec. Now, it's... somewhat better handling. Bordering on physics-bending. Not that the AI will fly it as such.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.8ft (8.2m)
  • Length 37.6ft (11.5m)
  • Height 13.7ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight 8,016lbs (3,636kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,016lbs (3,636kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.55
  • Wing Loading 283.7lbs/ft2 (1,385.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 28.3ft2 (2.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7048

Parts

  • Number of Parts 19
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    Gotcha @Texasfam04, I'll take a look.

    1.9 years ago
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    13.9k Texasfam04

    also, check out the indy race that the developers are putting on. looks fun i entered a plane@MEERKAT978

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    13.9k Texasfam04

    @MEERKAT978 thank you bud i appreciate it.

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    1,770 Cipher

    Thanks man! Nice challenge @MEERKAT978

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    Alright, Time's up!

    1st- @Cipher
    2nd- @Texasfam04

    I will deal with rewards asap. Thanks for participating guys!

    1.9 years ago
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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    8 hours left guys! Get your submissions in or else they won't be counted!

    1.9 years ago
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    1,770 Cipher

    Its done! Here it is CX-57A

    Read the plane’s description for info on how it works
    Read the rest of this comment as well

    Carrier plane quirks: (functionality)
    - Flaps
    - Arresting legs (replacement for arrestor hook)
    - Drag chutes for USS Tiny ops (not needed for beast)
    - Drop tank (extended range)
    - Multirole capabilty (to save up space on carrier deck, you can change the armament

    Carrier ops:
    - Can land on the USS beast at a decent distance
    - Alternatively, use chutes for shorter distance
    - Can take off from the short end of the takeoff strip

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    13.9k Texasfam04

    @MEERKAT978 , I know this entry VF-1 is not technically a carrier aircraft but if you will accept it I thought it would be fun to enter. I tested it and was able to take off and land on USS Beast so I believe it meets your requirements. Thank You.

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @FlyingManiac gotcha, thanks!

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @Cipher gotcha. remind me of that in the description btw, or else I'll forget.

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    1,770 Cipher

    Also, as a side note, the plane is 90% done but the thing is, it has moving parts that should only be extended during landing, but the plane launches with those extended (you have to VTOL up to retract them). The AI still manages to fly with them extended, but for the actual dogfight they should be retracted, but the AI can't retract it. @MEERKAT978

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    1,770 Cipher

    Not me, sorry, its been a while simce I have played and I took my break before we had such feature @MEERKAT978

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @Cipher gotcha mate. Btw anyone know how to blue link things? Tried and failed to do that earlier...

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    1,770 Cipher

    Alright, Im making it on mobile to make sure it runs. There will be two variants of my plane, expect my submission soon! @MEERKAT978

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @Cipher Add what you wish to the design. Those were suggestions, just make sure it's playable on mobile.

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    1,770 Cipher

    Do the functionality points limit to the things mentioned or can we mention our own? @MEERKAT978

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    1,770 Cipher

    Sure thing. Im probably gonna use them either way, but alright. Already working on my entry @MEERKAT978

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @Cipher no, they're mainly therefor IOS who can't use overload or XML mods (looking at you @Smilohypo)

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    1,770 Cipher

    Count me in. Do we have to use the given parts?

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    OK Guys,
    the Aggressor aircraft has been updated as it had a few major issues in the AI's hands.
    Also, anyone got any advice on how to blue-link aircraft? Can't seem to make it work.

    1.9 years ago
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    26.7k CRJ900Pilot

    I'm in

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    3,683 MEERKAT978

    @Stingray the dogfight will be Entry x the Aggressor Aircraft in the description.

    I may also do a knockout tournament as a later date.

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    DANGER ZONE!!!

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    49.7k Stingray

    Hey, Hi. My favorite launch is the Discovered USS Beast Carrier. The USS Beast is destroyed shortly following my launch, by my Infernos or Cleavers. Q: is this an air-to-air dogfight (the USS Beast is no longer relevant)? Q: is this a dogfight for SP members?

    1.9 years ago