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ALMOSTLIGHT CHALLENGE!!!

21.2k PapaWii  5 months ago
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welcome to the almostlight challenge!!! I hope to see your entry!!

Use this for reference on how to make an almostlight

In this challenge you are a rival company to the popular taikav areo industries and, after their release of the all new almostlight aircraft, need to make a competitor to the t16 sabertooth. Here are some rules to follow to make your almostlight comply with national guidelines.

RULES YOU NEED TO FOLLOW!!

some rules may change and some may be added, check back regularly!
  1. No more than 300 drag points and no less than 70
  2. Take off speed is to be no more than 100mph, but preferred to be 70-80, points will be deducted for every mph that it goes over, but extra points if it's under 60mph.
  3. Top speed is not to exceed 275mph, and preferred to be at 250 for full points.
  4. Stall speed needs to be at or near 70-80mph, and cannot exceed 90mph.
  5. Weight can be a bit flexible but should be no more that 1,500lbs.
  6. No more than 2 propeller engines, and power is to not exceed 175hp.
  7. No more than 40ft wide, 15ft tall, and 35ft long.
  8. Tricycle gear is recommended, but a normal gear configuration is acceptable as well.
  9. 1 to 2 seats only.
  10. XML is required, as you need to make the engines under 175hp and you cant with out XML. If you cant do that then let me know and I'll get you the engine.
  11. No mods except for finetuner and XML, mobile doesn't let me have any good mods.
  12. NO WEAPONS, THESE ARE CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT
  13. DONT COPY ANYONES BUILDS, AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION
  14. No more than 2 entrys per person, the better of the two will be judged.
  15. Should not need to use alot of trim in either direction, no more than the first bar.
  16. I forgot part limit!!! No more than 500parts!!!!

    prizes

1st- 25 updoots and a spotlight (if possible)
2nd- 15 updoots
3rd- 5 updoots
All submissions will get 1 updoots
My favorite aircraft will get 10 updoots and a spotlight

scoring

A total of 250 points!!
25/25 - first impressions: looks good at first glance
50/50 - looks: has the look of an ultralight
100/100 - flight: flight is as pertained in the above section and follows all rules stated
25/25 - details: details are good (ie. Instruments, maybe some striping)
50/50 plausibility, is it plausible irl?

deadline is my birthday, march 20th, please have your submissions in by then

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 19 airplane(s) +553 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 3.3ft (1.0m)
  • Length 3.5ft (1.1m)
  • Height 4.9ft (1.5m)
  • Empty Weight 685lbs (311kg)
  • Loaded Weight 685lbs (311kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 889

Parts

  • Number of Parts 2
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    21.2k PapaWii

    Remember to check the rules regularly incase changes are made!

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    21.2k PapaWii

    Tell me if you plan on joining so I know how many people to expect!!!

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    Okay it is now a succesor

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Simplememes ok, please make it a successor

    3 months ago
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    I also published a floarplane version

    3 months ago
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    @PapaKernels ok,I'll try change it I only borrowed 4 parts of the tail tho

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Simplememes i would rather it be of your own creation, i will add that rule, unless its ok with the original creator

    3 months ago
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    I hope it is

    3 months ago
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    OK my entry is in, although it is listed as a successor to the ESJ dragonfly as I used part of the tail assembly, is this ok with you?

    3 months ago
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    I'm back on SimplePlanes and this is my entry for this challenge: https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/e3p6z0/Genavda-G-35S

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @DumbPlaneMaker ok

    3 months ago
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    @DumbPlaneMaker Sorry, I'll be inactive for some time (I don't know how long), but if I return before 20th of March I'll enter.

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Stanmich i think i said before it was individual, i think that's what i have on my example.

    +1 3 months ago
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    1,410 Stanmich

    @PapaKernels does the power mean in total?

    3 months ago
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    1,410 Stanmich

    @PapaKernels I mean something like the SW-51 but technically an ultralight

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Stanmich hope your kidding, no weapons.

    3 months ago
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    1,410 Stanmich

    Time to make a new ultralight fighter

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @DumbPlaneMaker YES you NEED to!! its the only way you can get accurate weight and power so i should probably require it.

    4 months ago
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    Can I modify the weight and drag with Overload?

    4 months ago
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    Great! I'm in!

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @BagelPlane no that's fine, as long as it's not for actual military use.

    4 months ago
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    21.7k BagelPlane

    @PapaKernels Would be adding rockets for a smoke trail effect violate the no weapons rule? Just curious.

    4 months ago
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    3,124 Chrisk1993

    @PapaKernels I was mostly joking. Although it's a good thing I saw the limit before going nuts on th cockpit detail. Also mine is posted now. Hope it's what you were going for.

    5 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Chrisk1993 yea i remembered I forgot it, I dont need a 20 part build, it needs to actually look good, and not to good that I cant even run it.

    5 months ago
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    3,124 Chrisk1993

    Oh...there's a part limit now....guess I'll just start over...

    5 months ago
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