Well done @AnonymousUser99! Congratulations on becoming the champion!
I'm in, my GP-217 Blockbird is up as a successor.
I'm in, my GP-210 Meridor is up as a successor.
Upvoted for being pretty.
Upvoted for being pretty. I especially like the landing gear.
Nice race! I thought you were going to beat my entry, but the AI piloting decided to crash you.
@plane918273645 The stream normally starts about an hour after the deadline. A link will appear on this page to watch it.
I'm in, my GP-220 Bigmouth is up as a successor.
I'm in, my GP-219 Starchaser is up as a successor.
I'm in, my GP-216 Imidso is up as a successor.
I'm in, my GP-215 Temsol is up as a successor.
I'm in, my GP-214 Morzal is up as a successor.
@belugasub - are you looking for WWII appearance, or do we have to have realistic WWII performance as well? My current build has the right look, but can hit 700 mph. If that's against the rules, I'll have to reduce the engine power before submitting it.
I'm entering my GP-212 Stoker for this challenge.
@Treadmill103 Thanks! I tried several other designs and threw them away when I couldn't get the handling to work right on them. I'm pleased that I managed to get a good balance between agility and stability on this one.
@hopotumon Thanks for the spotlight.
@TheNCRranger Yes, they're allowed. If you're running the current version of the game, any of the three prop engines are allowed.
Ran out of time to build a new plane, re-used my entry from last time we had this. It's not very fast, but it is very noisy.
@SuperSanic Depends on your time zone. I'm just glad I've got a bit more time to work on mine.
Roughly 12 hours to deadline and all I have is a design that repeatedly crashes. And I need to sleep. Looks like I won't be doing very well in this one.
@letsgofast11 It gives you a link directly to the post you select the permalink option for. For example, here is a link to your post.
@MI Yes, you're allowed to enter successors of your own planes.
@Gravity Yes, no collisions is allowed.
@lolcreeper45 The tournament usually starts about an hour after the deadline. The planes are raced against each other by the AI, with the action being streamed on Twitch. The winner of each race advances to the next round, the loser is eliminated from the tournament.
@WaffleCakes As long as you're using the basic parts from the game, putting fuel in them is fine.
XML modding can be used to do things like let a fuselage part hold more fuel, reduce the weights of parts, make engines more powerful - they're the things that aren't allowed.
First tournament since the latest update... should be interesting.
I'm entering, my Coryto is up as a successor.
I'm entering, my Vathek is up as a successor.
I'm on holiday and away from my PC, so I'm just reusing my entry from last time we had this race. It won't win, but it's reliable and fast enough to be a respectable contestant.
@Tazziedevil04 Oh, right. You can't make tournaments like these, these are always run by Andrew Garrison, one of the game's developers. The closest you could manage would be to create a challenge, run the races on your own machine and give out the results in a post. You probably wouldn't get many competitors, though, a challenge isn't as visible as an official tournament.
@Tazziedevil04 To enter the tournament:
1) Build your vehicle
2) Upload it as normal
3) Click the "Enter Tournament" button on this page
4) Select your vehicle
This will now be your entry for the tournament. Tournaments usually start an hour or two after the deadline, all entries are controlled by the AI.
I'm entering, my Chollima Heavy Bomber is up as a successor.
@Viperfox I only had 11 parts to work with. I tried a jet to start with, but had trouble coming up with a design where I was happy with the looks and handling.
If you want to make a challenge for a fast jet, tag me in and I'll submit an entry.
I've run out of time, so I'm submitting an entry that's fast but has a tendency to crash. Ah well, at least I might go out in a blaze of glory.
@SuperSanic Yes, I tried that as well. Time to make a new plane as my entry.
@Braydonsjej If you enter something that has jet engines, it won't even get to crash. All planes are checked for illegal parts before the tournament starts; if the plane breaks the rules it doesn't get to start a race.
@Iamsilverdahedgie Yes, you can enter a plane you've used before. You don't have to make a new one for each tournament.
@aceofspades2707 There are prop class tournaments. This wasn't one of them.
Just finished watching the matches now the tournament's been uploaded. All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it went, my entry was respectably fast and giving it good stability helped the AI control it. The main thing for me to learn is that if we have another mystery tournament (and I hope we do), I should believe the hints given and commit to the recommended strategy.
I'm another one that would like to see this race added to the game, it's a different challenge to the other races.
You beat KiNo in a tournament! That has to be worth an upvote.
@AndrewGarrison it's broken again.
My entry's in. I've gone for what I hope is a decent balance between speed and handling. It hits 2000 mph and still handles fairly well while being stable enough for the AI to control. If it's a flat-out drag race, I'm going to lose, but if there's some turns I might do reasonably well.
@AndrewGarrison Does the 3 minute per race limit apply to this tournament?
65 km in 3 minutes means planes will have to be going over 810 mph just to reach the finish in time.
Man, this is tougher than I thought. I've built one that hits 1400 mph and has good agility, but is that good enough? Do I need more speed, or will the loss of turning ability do more harm than good? I've got no way of knowing.
Maybe I should just build a Cessna 172 instead.
@Blue0Bull You can use a plane you've already built, provided it follows the rules (no weapons, not a successor of someone else's plane etc.).
OK, this is interesting. I think it should be a plane race, not a car one, otherwise it would be car class. I think I'll build a plane that can take off from a runway if it has to, has decent top speed, but focus on handling - we've got no idea what the turns are going to be like, so you've got to be prepared.
@EarthwormJim I've gone for reliability over speed with my entry. In testing, it finishes the race in exactly one minute, with good reliability.
Of course, that's in testing. Who knows what will happen in the real event. Well, actually we do know what's going to happen - KiNo's going to win again.
I've managed to get mine working now! It wasn't just raising the centre of lift that I needed, it was adding more dihedral angle to the wings.
@ThiccBloke Yes, that's always the hardest bit on this track. The entry I'm working on makes it most of the time, but I still want to get it more consistent.
It might be worth adding vertical stabilisers or changing your wings to move the centre of lift up - that helps the plane be more stable and less likely to roll off to the side, crashing into the bridge.
Ah, crashing into bridges. My favourite.
Thank you! It was an interesting challenge and I learned by doing it. I'm going to experiment with using structural panels and wing sections for the body of planes more, it seemed to work well on this.
@Alienbeef0421 Just for completeness, I will point out that I used parts with collisions disabled on that plane. Also, check out the Eagle Pass tournament to see things going faster without an engine.