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Drone Challenge 2

229k mikoyanster  1.5 years ago
1,930 downloads

Welcome to Drone Challenge 2

Build the BEST Drone Fighter

Deadline: 20th July 2018

Drone Challenge 2 - Results page


Basic Build Rules - XML Edition Allow! Read rules please!

If your aircraft does not meet the rules will be disqualified

  • VERY IMPORTANT! The design and behaviour of the aircraft must be realistic;
  • Jet or props drones are allowed; can be fictional or replicas;
  • Must be successor of this post;
  • Avoid using mods. XML is allowed and expected, except: drag, gravity, health and infinity fuel;
  • Any entry with less than 125 parts and more than 500 parts will be disqualified;
  • The weight and drag of the details can be 0;
  • Select a team: Blue or Red and use their weapons and insignias
  • Use the weapons and missiles provided in this post. Modify weapons is not allowed;
  • 4 x Guardian missiles max (Provided in this post);
  • 2 x Interceptor missiles max (Provided in this post);
  • 1 x Gatling gun max (Provided in this post);
  • 1 x Flares part and 1 x Chaff part allowed;
  • Each contestant may submit up to 3 aircraft;
  • Landing gear required;
  • The description is highly recommended and it will be specified: 1) Year of introduction, 2) Manufacturer, 3) Team: Red or Blue, 4) Options, Specifications, Features;

Parts available in this post

Blue Team

  • Blue Guardian missile - AIM-9 SIDEWINDER
  • Blue Interceptor missile - AIM-120 AMRAAM
  • Blue Gatling gun - General Electric M61 Vulcan

Red Team

  • Red Guardian missile - VYMPEL R-73
  • Red Interceptor missile - VYMPEL R-77M1
  • Red Gatling gun - Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30

  • Cockpit (Recommended use)

  • Special wings (Recommended use)

It will be judged

  • Handling, stability, agility: 20 points :: Fly level? is stable? its agility is within the parameters for an airplane of its time;
  • Realistic model and behaviour: 30 points :: It is a realistic airplane design for the time. It has a noble behavior in flight;
  • Details, paint and accesories: 10 points :: The details are well integrated into the plane? The details do not protrude too much? Do you have a good color combination? Do you have accessories such as fuel tanks, moving parts, or special elements?;
  • Build quality: 10 points :: The quality of the construction is good, the details have been taken care of, it looks good, it is well built;
  • Fair play: +-10 points? :: If the plane does not meet any challenge rule, it may lose 10 points, it may even be disqualified; If the aircraft meets all the rules, it will earn 10 points of fair play;

Tournament combat phase

  • All the planes fight against each other with single Elimination brackets method;
  • The battle bracket will be randomly assigned;
  • The defeated planes stop fighting in the tournament;
  • All battles will be AI conducted on High physics;
  • There will be 1 long-range combat, 1 medium-range combat and 1 short-range combat in each bracket;
  • Each opponent shoot down will add 1 points to the final score;
  • All combats will be record and publish in Youtube Video;

Team combat phase

  • The blue and red teams will fight with their planes with single Elimination brackets method;
  • The battle bracket will be randomly assigned;
  • The defeated planes stop fighting in the tournament;
  • All battles will be AI conducted on High physics;
  • There will be 1 long-range combat, 1 medium-range combat and 1 short-range combat in each bracket;
  • Each opponent shoot down will add 1 points for their team;
  • All combats will be record and publish in Youtube Video;

Rewards

For tournament

  • Winner :: 15 Upvote - 1 Spotlight
  • 2nd place :: 10 Upvote - 1 Spotlight
  • 3rd place :: 5 Upvote - 1 Spotlight
  • Every entry :: 1 Upvote

For team combat

  • They will choose the next challenge
  • The glory of SimplePlanes

Tips

  • Try to make your best plane. There are many factors that can make you a winner. If you're not good with the details, maybe you're good with the flight behavior;
  • Normally the most balanced plane wins with good performance and realistic design.
  • If you have doubts, ask what you want;

General Characteristics

  • Successors 48 airplane(s) +2299 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 46.6ft (14.2m)
  • Length 43.2ft (13.2m)
  • Height 9.6ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 3,968lbs (1,800kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,674lbs (3,480kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.785
  • Wing Loading 10.8lbs/ft2 (52.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 713.1ft2 (66.3m2)
  • Drag Points 2397

Parts

  • Number of Parts 35
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    2,526 FalconGT12

    Two questions. Can I use the special wings on both team or only red team same with the special cockpit

    one year ago
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    8,410 JED

    No problem, I was just wondering :-) @mikoyanster

    1.1 years ago
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    @JED sorry is finished...

    1.1 years ago
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    8,410 JED

    Are you still taking in planes for the contest?

    1.1 years ago
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    15.2k Jacobdaniel

    Are Air-to-ground weapons Allowed?

    1.3 years ago
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    @mikoyanster
    Just finished it and uploaded my UCAV. You can find it in the successors of this challenge. Hope I'm not to late (almost midnight on my end as of posting this).

    +2 1.3 years ago
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    @JohnnyBoythePilot ok today os the last day

    1.3 years ago
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    @mikoyanster
    Almost done with my UCAV, I just need to add some finish details.

    1.3 years ago
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    15.2k Jacobdaniel

    @mikoyanster is this still open?

    1.3 years ago
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    @TheDerpingMemes 20 of july os the last day

    1.4 years ago
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    HmmmmMMMMm mMMMmmm
    Is it done yet

    1.4 years ago
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    Are gyros allowed? My current WIP design is incredibly agile (no TVC!) but it's pretty unstable and the AI doesn't fly it well. I was thinking of adding a gyro to stabilize the flight dynamics of the UCAV (kinda like fly-by-wire) for the AI to fly it better. Would this be ok?

    1.4 years ago
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    @AviownCorp yes, or special options of your plane

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    54.2k AviownCorp

    @mikoyanster options means controls right?

    1.4 years ago
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    @AviownCorp you can describe options, specs, features of your plane

    1.4 years ago
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    54.2k AviownCorp

    @mikoyanster what is the meaning of point number 4 (options, specifications and features) in description part?

    1.4 years ago
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    @Razor3278 yes of course

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    @JetFighter yes! Basically

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    9,351 Razor3278

    Can I disable the collisions of the missiles? I'm making a missile bay for them.

    1.4 years ago
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    6,955 JetFighter

    This challenge is basically 'Ace Combat 7' in a nutshell

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,076 Generalkeath

    I think I’m good I spent 2weeks on each plane.4-5 days to build and the rest on modifying and meeting the requirements. @mikoyanster

    1.4 years ago
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    @Generalkeath You can develop improved versions and select which one do you prefer

    1.4 years ago
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    @ThomasRoderick Great idea! ;-)

    1.4 years ago
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    4,076 Generalkeath

    Well bois that’s all 3 of my planes uploaded, can’t wate to see the compition

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,076 Generalkeath

    Is it possible to give the iOS users a extra 5 points or 1 it’s kind of hard to do stuff like this.@mikoyanster

    1.4 years ago
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