Grab your Aviator sunglasses and get ready to feel the need for speed! This is the TOP GUN Challenge!
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.
-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.
The entries will be assessed in several stages:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.