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2030 Airliner Challenge (ENDED)

39.0k DerekSP  10 months ago
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2030 Airliner Challenge


The challenge has concluded. You can see the results here

You can still "submit" entries for fun, but they will not be judged


Description:

In this challenge you are tasked to create the representation of what you think the 2030 airliner will look like. There are plenty of design studies and concepts being investigated in the present that you can use as inspiration, or perhaps you can come up with something completely original.

EDIT2: Two examples of such aircraft can be my G-300 and G-400


Rules:

• The aircraft must be a new creation made for this challenge. You can modify one of your existing aircraft, but the modification must be obvious and substantial enough to justify its existence.
• The aircraft must be an airliner. No military/experimental aircraft. This also means that no weapons are allowed.
• No part mods should be used. You can use non-critical mod parts like lights or cosmetics, but they will be removed during judging. XML modding is allowed.
• The aircraft must have under 750 parts, it's wingspan/length shouldn't exceed 100 meters (328ft) unless you have a sensible reason to do so (e.g. Stratolaunch-style)
• The submission must either be a successor of this post or must have my name mentioned in the comments (@DerekSP). You can post multiple submissions, but only the best one will be judged (you can not occupy more than one place).


Criteria:

I will judge the entries based on the following:
Design: How the plane looks. A realistic-looking aricraft is better than a nice-looking but completely unrealistic one.
Handling: How the plane flies. Again, realistic flight profile is better than extreme but unrealistic maneuverability.
Practicality: If it was an actual airliner, how attractive would it be to airlines? How many real-world airports could accommodate it? Could it compete with today's top models like the 787 and A350?
Functionality: Small things like realistic navlights, cockpit, flaps, thrust reversers, airbrakes, etc... Do not cram all of these into your design just for the sake of it, though. You will not lose points if the design you came up with doesn't actually have airbrakes or thrust reversers.
Scale: The overall proportions of the aircraft. I will use the designer dimensions readout to see how realistic it is. If you want something to base the scale off, take a fuselage of a 3.4 length, that's about the size of an average person-
Backstory/Accuracy: If your aircraft is completely fictional, you will get bonus points based on what lore you create for it. Explain your design as if you were presenting a real plane. If it is a replica of an existing concept, you will get bonus points based on how closely you replicated it.
Context: To give everyone a fair chance, I will look at some of your other creations and compare them to your submission. This way, even completely new users have a good chance against experienced builders if they show that they sincerely tried and invested effort into the aircraft.

EDIT: I will run the aircraft on high physics settings. Doesn't really matter, just thought I'd say that in case you're making some strange contraption


Rewards:

1st place - 300 points (20 upvotes)
2nd place - 150 points (10 upvotes)
3rd - 5th place - 75 points (5 upvotes)
Any entry that follows rules - 15 points (1 upvote)


Deadline:

The challenge will conclude on January 1st 2020 if it receives no more activity. This means that if you are still working on your submission by then, you can mention me under an unlisted WIP post and I can hold the challenge conclusion off.
EDIT: The conclusion has been postponed to sometime early January


As I mentioned in the criteria section, do not be discouraged if you see someone with more points than you joining. I will be fair to all users, so you have a shot at getting top 5 as long as you've shown genuine effort.
I am also thinking about starting a trend of weekly challenges (or maybe once every two weeks), so tell me if you'd be interested.
Thanks for reading, and good luck!

General Characteristics

  • Successors 22 airplane(s) +673 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 1.6ft (0.5m)
  • Length 3.3ft (1.0m)
  • Height 1.6ft (0.5m)
  • Empty Weight 551lbs (250kg)
  • Loaded Weight 551lbs (250kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 127

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    2,238 lilgreen06

    Can you make another challenge like this I just now seeing this and I want to participate but I want my Plane to be juged

    4 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    @DerekSP Ok. thanks.

    9 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @MrPorg137 today

    9 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @WaffleCakes mmm if you can submit your entry under about 4-6 hours you may still make it lol
    I'm already working on the judging post

    9 months ago
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    15.2k WaffleCakes

    oh no was I too late

    9 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    @DerekSP is the forum post out yet.

    9 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    @DerekSP Ok, thanks.

    10 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @MrPorg137 you can expect the results either today or tomorrow, I'll make a forum post and tag all participants

    10 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    @DerekSP are you almost done judging them?

    10 months ago
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    @DerekSP I can understand that. It's just that I haven't seen a lot of cool and interesting multi-decker aircraft here on SimplePlanes, and now I feel like the time has come for that to change. And I'm glad you really liked my offer and you might start the challenge in the near future. I personally believe it will turn out great, don't you think? :)

    10 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @Boeing777x I totally could, but I feel like that's too specific. People usually prefer challenges where they can buil real-life replica, I was kinda surprised how many entries this got (albeit some are questionable).
    I will probably build that at some point, though. It's just that recently I've been making replicas just to try and improve my building skills

    10 months ago
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    Hey bud, I was wondering if you would like to eventually start a 800+ passenger, multi-decker hyperjumbo aircraft challenge. If yes, that would be awesome! :D

    10 months ago
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    1,395 RUSSIANAIR

    Hey, please look
    my plane.

    10 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    @Noname918181 this is your chance!

    +2 10 months ago
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    6,744 Jerrrrrrrrry

    It's finished, just that my dream of getting more upvotes is kinda gone..

    10 months ago
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    18.6k Highground

    Might enter, tho I have never been able to build an airliner

    +1 10 months ago
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    Count me in @DerekSP

    +1 10 months ago
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    @DerekSP im done my mini plane its inmy account and i know its bad

    +1 10 months ago
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    5,468 BnanaX

    @Homemade me too

    +1 10 months ago
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    I may compete

    +2 10 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @CRJ900Pilot livery's fine. Idk if you already disable drag on cosmetic parts, but its a good practice

    10 months ago
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    29.9k CRJ900Pilot

    No interior, just complex wings and livery @DerekSP

    10 months ago
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    39.0k DerekSP

    @CRJ900Pilot as long as it runs fine on high physics. So I guess you can have more parts that maybe have disabled drag or stuff like that, if you're talking about things like cosmetics or cockpit interior

    10 months ago
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    29.9k CRJ900Pilot

    Can the 750 part rule be bent by idk an extra 800 parts?

    10 months ago
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    7,743 UraniumOxide

    I'm in

    +1 10 months ago
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