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Area88Challenge

260k mikoyanster  6 months ago

Welcome to Area 88 Challenge

Welcome to the "Area 88" challenge, in which you will have to design a plane for one of the pilots of the air base squad, may Shin Kazama try it? On this occasion you will have to develop a multi-purpose aircraft, capable of attacking targets on the ground and shooting down enemy planes in dogfights. He will also have to face tests of precision and agility flying in the special mission "Tightrope", to attack the heart of the rebel forces. Are you ready to participate?


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The challenge has begun!


Build Rules - General

  • VERY IMPORTANT! The design and behaviour of the aircraft must be realistic
  • Must be successor of this post
  • Must be a new post, no reuploads
  • Can be both fictional and replica
  • Max 2 entries per person
  • XML is allowed and expected
  • Your entry must be more than 230 parts and less than 750 parts
  • The weight and drag of the details can be 0
  • The description is highly recommended and it will be specified: 1) Year of introduction, 2) Manufacturer, 3) Options, Specifications, Features
  • Infinite fuel or negative weight is not allowed

Build Rules - Specific

  • Camouflage or desert color scheme
  • The difference between Loaded Weight and Empty Weight will not exceed 12 tons
  • The Power/Weight Ratio shall not exceed 2.5
  • Max Flares (50 units) Max Chaffs (50 units)

Build Rules - Weapons

  • The maximum number of hardpoints will be 12
  • You can use a maximum of 2 guns (Include cannons or combination)
  • The aircraft may equip a maximum of 4 air-to-air missiles
  • You can equip large or small bombs and ground attack missiles
  • You can design your own custom weapons
  • Infinite weapons or unrealistic behavior of weapons not allowed

It will be judged

  • Ease of maneuver - 30pt - Your aircraft handles well, flies at a speed suitable for the type of aircraft, turns well, has a smooth flight, works well at all speeds, quickly gains altitude.
  • Realistic model - 70pt - If it looks realistic or plausible, you will gain more points
  • Details, paint and accesories - 30pt - Do you have good looks and details?
  • Realistic weapons and behaviour - 40pt - It has weapons according to those currently available. Is the behavior of the weapons realistic? Do the missiles have realistic reach, speed and behavior? Do you use guns based on real or similar weapons?
  • Build quality - 30pt - Your aircraft has been built with quality, paying attention to detail, has a good finish
  • Mission Fulfillment - 100pt - If your plane complete the mission on the secret challenge map you get 100 points
  • Fair play - 20pt - If you meet all the rules you will earn 20 points, otherwise you can lose up to 20 points

About the mission

Part1

  • Tightrope mission Video of the mission in which it is inspired
    As you can see in the video, your plane will have to fly low along a canyon between the desert mountain ranges so as not to be detected by enemy defenses. Along this dangerous route, your plane will have to overcome short-range anti-aircraft defenses, rocks that block the road, until it reaches the attack-bombing zone.

Part2

  • Aslam liberation
    You will have to participate in an anti-tank mission to prevent the invasion of the rebels in the capital of the kingdom of Aslam.

How is the test on the secret map?

  • All aircraft participating in the challenge will be tested on a secret map.
  • There is a default route for missions, which all participants will have to overcome
  • The elimination of enemy units will add points
  • The test video will be published on YouTube.
  • Finally, the secret map will also be published.

Rewards

  • Winner :: 30 Upvote + 1 Spotlight
  • 2nd place :: 5 Upvote + 1 Spotlight
  • 3rd place :: 5 Upvote

General Characteristics

  • Successors 95 airplane(s) +8905 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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    I just found out that the challenge was continued. It turned 12:00 a little bit ago which means it’s the 4th :/

    3 months ago
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    4,244 Shippy456

    (Sighs)

    3 months ago
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    @RussianAS You can participate with a plane with more parts, no problem ;-)

    +2 3 months ago
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    107k RussianAce

    @ mikoyanster

    Hello!

    Could you raise the part limit to 850? since I am preparing for you, well, not a very ordinary plane, which unfortunately has already taken 400, and another 350 will go for other details and custom weapons.

    Well, 750 is just not enough

    3 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    @Shippy456
    I get your point. One of the main disadvantages I see is it just adds to entries that miko has to judge, which takes him even longer

    3 months ago
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    4,244 Shippy456

    One: Understandable. Two: Thank you!
    Three: I’m just worried that people will exploit this and post more and more creations past the due date, therefore decrementing my already slim chances. @TMach5

    3 months ago
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    76.3k TMach5

    @Shippy456 Processing 90 Planes takes a while. To Miko's credit, he doesn't drop poor flying planes, he does his best to make every post fly well. That takes a lot of time. Out of the 90 posts, I think only 1/3 are air worthy. BTW your XF-32 flies great.

    +1 3 months ago
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    4,244 Shippy456

    Almost a month past the original due date...

    3 months ago
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    4,270 Generalkeath

    I just realized that it wasn’t a successor here’s the link to it If I don’t fix it in time https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Hd1Xui/F-47

    4 months ago
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    4,270 Generalkeath

    I hope I made it in time I spent so much time perfecting my first entry I didn’t have any time to complete the second

    4 months ago
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    13.2k FlyingHueman

    I'll probably have an entry up soon if we still have a couple more hours. Just need to tweak the paint scheme.

    4 months ago
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    @mikoyanster
    Hey I just wanted to let you know that my entry might get delayed by 1 or 2 days after the challenge. I'm really really close to finishing it but there's still a few things I need to add and fix.

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    @mikoyanster
    I've uploaded my entry, it's called: Lightning Aircraft Industries GR-2 Nebula

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    I will be uploading my entry soon

    4 months ago
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    11.2k LiamW

    My habit of not completing challenge entries is getting ridiculous. I'm at literally half of the minimum part count and the paint job looks like it was made by a drunken baboon in a mud pit

    4 months ago
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    5,804 Thueerra

    @mikoyanster umm... :D I realized that i forgot to disable VTOL action from my custom engine so please, do not touch VTOL at all when testing my Aegis R-1

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    @mikoyanster
    Would it be ok if I involve my entry is an event that took place after the 1980's?
    (My entry is made in 1985, but I want it to be involved in something like the Gulf War to explain the desert camo)

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    I'm almost ready to start writing my entry's description :3

    4 months ago
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    Well, I’m in!

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    @Shippy456
    it's the nose gear that turns, not the wheels

    4 months ago
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    4,244 Shippy456

    Turn turning on in the gear settings. Increase sensitivity And the turning angle to the max. Add rudders. @ND40X

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    Anyone have any idea on how to get my aircraft to turn better on the ground?
    It does have two nose gears btw

    4 months ago
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    8,762 FeatherWing

    @Shippy456
    ok, dunno why you tagged me in that though...

    4 months ago
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    4,244 Shippy456

    Idk if imma post a second jet. Perhaps one of my prototypes. @ND40X

    4 months ago
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