I decided to make one of these when I got to 2000 points so I present the Homemade Airplane Challenge! I don't think theres enough realistic sketchy DIY homemeade looking planes on this site, so let's fix that! It's pretty simple, you have to make a homemade airplane. It can be from a real design or something you make up (so long as it is realistic). This is different from HOMEBUILT, which just means that the aircraft was assembled by amateur builders from plans or a kit (LongEZ, Subsonix, etc). When I say homemade I mean designed and built from accessible and cheap materials by amateur builders. More of a DIY thing. If you need some exaples google homemade airplane or look up peter sriepol on youtube. Because of the DIY nature of these craft they are very small, light, and slow. And above all cheap.
Right so here's what you need to do.
Needs to fly
Empty weight under 1001 lbs
Single engine with a maximum 100 HP
Max airspeed of 150 mph
Max wingspan of 30 feet
Maximum 750 parts since I'm testing on my phone
I won't put a hard G limit on it but keep the handling realistic. If your plane is doing loops it probably won't qualify.
Everything else is up to you!
Looks: 10 pts. Basically a first impression. Does it look like a plane or a brick of cheese?
Build Quality: 10 pts. A closer look at the aesthetics. How well have you made use of the building tools? Did you tuck stuff in nicely? Details? It doesn't have to be a beautiful aircraft, just well done.
Performance: 10 pts. Does it fly? Does it fly well? Most importantly does it land?
Realism: 10 pts. If it's a replica, how well have you replicated the original? If it's an original design, how realistic or rediculous is your design?
Thats a total of 40 in case you're bad at math like me.
Obviously XML is allowed since you need to power down the engines. If you don't know how to do this git gud. Kidding. Select your engine, open overload, go to the drop down menu at the top and select propEngineAdvance. Enter 200 as the value for power, and voila. You're a fancy pants hacker and you have a 100hp engine. No mods though. I would appreciate if entries were successors but I can't really be too hard on anyone about that cause I suck at remembering to do so myself. Prizes are TBD soon I just have to figure out a good scale. They will be updoots and the like. Also everyone gets a 'doot for submitting cause socialism.
1st gets 10 upvotes + a follow
2nd gets 5 upvotes + a follow
3rd gets 5 upvotes
DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 2 2021
- PapaKernels 8 months ago
- Successors 3 airplane(s) +140 bonus
- Created On Android
- Wingspan 1.6ft (0.5m)
- Length 3.3ft (1.0m)
- Height 1.6ft (0.5m)
- Empty Weight 551lbs (250kg)
- Loaded Weight 551lbs (250kg)
- Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 127
- Number of Parts 1
- Control Surfaces 0