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Multi-fuselage Aircraft Challenge

9,320 vcharng  1.7 years ago
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Welcome to the Multi-fuselage Aircraft Challenge! In this contest you need to create an aircraft that contains two or more complete fuselages.

Deadline: 15 December 2019 00:00 UTC

Rules:
1.Must be an successor to this post and must be new creations. One Entry per person. If you submit more than one, only the latest one will be accepted.

2.Must be visibly and indisputably multi-bodied aircraft, containing multiple fuselages before and after the wing. The "repeating fuselages" must contain or be able to contain all critical functions (tailplane, engine, cockpit).
MULTI-BOOM AIRCRAFTS ARE NOT MULTI-FUSELAGE AIRCRAFTS
(example: P-38 lighting with cockpit on a non-repeating fuselage)
CHECK THE PICTURE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

3.Must be functional (in whatever the purpose the aircraft is said to have)
must be flyable, capable of taking off AND landing, either from land, from water, or both. In the case of land aircrafts, it has to be able to operate (take off and land) with the longest runway on vanilla sandbox, i.e. Yeager airport runway. The non-wheel parts can exceed runway limits but it must not hit any obstacles.

4.XML modding is allowed but not mod-only parts. (i.e. I have to be able to open your plane with vanilla game)

5.The points are given without combat efficiency concerns, so part HP modding, overpowered weapons and the like are allowed as they don't affect the outcome anyway. The "functionality" points for combat aircrafts are based on designs instead of stats. (for example, I don't judge a bomber by whether it can sink USS Beast in one go, but by whether it has good stability, good downward visibility, etc.)

6.the points will be given according to: Creativity, aesthetics, easiness to fly and functionality.

7.UPDATE: I've received multiple inputs about parts limit being too low, especially for multi-fuselage.
The hard parts limit will now be 150-1000 excluding ordnance, but if you make it between 150 and 400 you'll get extra points. (this is to compensate the players who follow the old rule)

Points:
Creativity 20%
How creative are you when making this plane? did you use original ways to achieve a functional multi-fuselage aircraft?

Aesthetics 20%
How refined and beautiful is your work?

Easiness to Fly 20%
Does your plane fly as easy as a single-fuselage aircraft? Does it require very accurate settings (like very particular power setup, speed or angle) to land safely? Does it stays stable at all speeds? Does it take damage even when landed properly?

Functionality 20%
Does it do what it says? If it's a racer, is it faster than a similar, single bodied design? If it's a fighter, does it maneuver like one? If it's a bomber, does it utilizes the advantage of having multiple fuselages?

Fair Play 20%
Reserved for issues like multiple revisions, possibly "referencing" others' designs and so on. In theory this will not be used.

Old parts limit bonus +10%
This is for the players who followed the old parts limit of 150-400 parts. Whether this worth sacrificing the aesthetics will be a matter of your own discretion.

Reward:
1st Place: 20 upvotes
2nd Place: 10 upvotes
3rd Place: 5 upvotes

All podium winners will also receive a spotlight on their entries if they have less points than I do. (because obviously I am unable to spotlight a player who has more points than I do)

Participation (qualified): 1 upvote
(i.e. all entries that passed the rule will receive one upvote)

Please tag fellow creators so that more people can see this.

Appendix:
example of a qualified aircraft

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 14 airplane(s) +1197 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 62.1ft (18.9m)
  • Length 43.1ft (13.1m)
  • Height 10.7ft (3.3m)
  • Empty Weight 15,360lbs (6,967kg)
  • Loaded Weight 25,659lbs (11,639kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.297
  • Wing Loading 34.4lbs/ft2 (168.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 745.9ft2 (69.3m2)
  • Drag Points 5376

Parts

  • Number of Parts 51
  • Control Surfaces 10
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    @vcharng how did I go?

    1.6 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @FuzzyAircraftProductions the result is already posted in 15 December
    The thread is here

    1.6 years ago
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    how long does it take to judge 15 planes?

    1.6 years ago
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    45.7k FlyingThings

    Ah welp

    1.6 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @FlyingThings Yeah you probably have to make the three fuselages more similar to be considered "identical and repeating".

    It's fine, many of the entries actually don't qualify as well, I think I'll just use the backup plan and reflect that on the "reserved" 20 points instead of simply disqualifying them.

    In a challenge, fun comes first, then competition.

    1.6 years ago
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    45.7k FlyingThings

    i'm not sure if the thing that i'm making qualifies anymore...
    hint hint

    1.6 years ago
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    @vcharng thanks.

    1.6 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @FuzzyAircraftProductions Understood

    1.7 years ago
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    technically it is a successor, it's just not showing.

    1.7 years ago
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    please consider it.

    1.7 years ago
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    @vcharng sorry, but for some reason, this plane isn't a successor of your challenge, https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/n2tJ2f/quadplane

    1.7 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @TrislandianAlliance You can try to make some more decorations like pennant number, antenna, roundel and so on.

    And it's not all armament, only ordnance are excluded (guns are included, but those "droppable" weapons like bombs and missiles and rockets are excluded)

    1.7 years ago
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    @vcharng Oh No, 150 part minimal excluding arnament? In So Dead...

    1.7 years ago
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    1,922 Foxophonist

    I'll give this a try.

    1.7 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @Mercyaircraftcorporation @TrislandianAlliance
    I'm seeing quite a number of people having problem with the part count now, please check the updated rules.

    The new "hard" part count (i.e. the one that causes disqualification) is now 1000 but you get extra points for having 150-400.

    1.7 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @Mercyaircraftcorporation Yes, 150-400 is the part count limit, excluding ordnance.

    1.7 years ago
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    24.6k Mustang51

    This sounds interesting. I might make something for this too. The part count is just a little tricky to stick to

    1.7 years ago
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    Alright bet! But I have a question, is the 150-400 the part limit?

    1.7 years ago
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    22.8k NonameMini

    I'm in

    1.7 years ago
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    45.7k FlyingThings

    hmmmmaybe i'll make something....

    1.7 years ago
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    24.1k NoGoCars

    spotlighted to bring attention.

    1.7 years ago
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    1,744 Y

    I accept this challenge

    1.7 years ago
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    ok @vcharng

    1.7 years ago
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    9,320 vcharng

    @thefalkenreich It has to be multi-fuselage, that's the topic, what are you asking?
    I do not limit the number for fuselages, you can do a 5- or even 10-fuselage plane as long as it still fits into the runway (check the requirements)

    1.7 years ago
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    can it be multi fuselage

    1.7 years ago
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