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French Air Force Challenge [Closed]

32.9k WarHawk95  11 months ago
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CHALLENGE CLOSED

Welcome to my first ever SimplePlanes.com Challenge !

As the name implies, the theme of this challenge is the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force, for our non-french speaker fellow SP builders).

Introduction :

Your task is to create something related to the french Armée de l'Air, wether it is an airplane, an helicopter or anything else such as a drone, a refueling device for jet fighter or an AAA battery.
The build can be an American fighter or a German bomber, as long as it has been used by France and wears a French livery.
The only thing that matters is having been used by the Armée de l'Air between 1909 and 2021.
No french navy planes, only Armée de l'Air and perhaps ALAT aircrafts.

Note : The entries are divided into 3 categories :

  • Airplanes ;
  • Helicopters ;
  • Others.

Rules :

1- Must be a replica, mass produced or working prototypes. NO fictional builds allowed.
2- Must be a successor. This is not about points, but a better planning, easier rating and to prevent missing your work.
3- The time period considered is located between 1909 and 2021 (present day). Any XIXth century or futuristic build will be ignored.

Also, the armament must be historically accurate if your plane had any IRL.

4- The design must be original - in other words, the creation must have been made by yourself.

Recycling of old builds (wether they're yours or not) will be accepted only in case of major changes - like a complete rebuild.

5- Minimum part count for airplanes and helicopters entries : 200. Note that custom armaments in the "others" category aren't included in this rule. No one wants to equip four bombs at 400 parts each on his plane.
6- Mods aren't allowed. XML modding and Funky Trees stuff are : not considered as mods, encouraged and expected. The only exception is the Laser Designator mod, since it's vital for making present day weapon guiding systems.
7- The description of your entry must have :
  • The right tags
  • Clear screenshots showing the features of your entry if it has any special characteristics
  • Detailled controls list - I hate having to guess how to operate a craft.
8- You can submit up to 3 entries, but maximum 2 for the same category. And you can't win multiple prizes for the same category : however you can win the first prize in two categories for instance.

Depending on the number of entries, I will select about 5 entries for each category to be judged. Each category will have its own winner, and I'll choose an overall podium.

Prizes :

Each valid entry will get 2 upvotes.
For each category :
- Winner : 10 upvotes + spotlight (if I can)
- 2nd best : 8 upvotes + spotlight
- 3rd : 6 upvotes + spotlight
- Other finalists : 5 upvotes.

Overall winner : Featuring on the main page !

FAQ :

  • About rule 1 : The only exceptions are planes that could have been used by France but weren't because they lost a competition, i.e. SO.4060, Dassault Mirage 4000... or prototypes that were dumped because of mechanical unreliability (ex : SO.8000 Narval for the French Navy). "Paper planes" that were never built such as the Sud-Ouest Déver are a NO. If you have any doubt when choosing a design, ask me.
  • About prizes : Note that you can't get two prizes. If you are for example the winner of the Airplane category AND the Overall winner, you'll only get the Overall winner prize.

I'll publish the grading system as soon as possible.

The deadline is scheduled for Friday, April 9th, 2021.

  • Update : Deadline extended to Sunday, April 25th, 2021.

    Be creative... And good luck !

Last thing : Thanks to @MisterT, @ollielebananiaCFSP, @BogdanX and @EternalDarkness for their patience, advice, and giving me the motivation to finally make this challenge.

P.S. : Don't worry about the 'only replicas" rule. There are plenty of planes, helis and other crafts that serve or served in the Armée de l'Air. Just do some researches or even ask me if you lack ideas.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 25 airplane(s) +7114 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 69.6ft (21.2m)
  • Length 69.6ft (21.2m)
  • Height 1.8ft (0.5m)
  • Empty Weight 15,094lbs (6,846kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,094lbs (6,846kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 22300

Parts

  • Number of Parts 41
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 137
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    Also, isn't it so much fun when you spend hours typing out a description? And then when you publish it no one reads it and they ask in the comments a question that is clearly written in the rules? Ahh... so much fun

    Pinned 11 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @Vincent great news, ratings were done yesterday ! I only have to make a reveal post or something now.

    18 days ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @Vincent yeah, you're right.

    6 months ago
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    Mod Vincent

    @WarHawk95 You should probably let the people waiting know! Make a forum post or something.

    6 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @Vincent yes, don't worry, I didn't forget about it !
    I'm just currently serving in the French Air Force as a volunteer in the National guard, so I don't have much time to continue judging the entries.

    6 months ago
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    Mod Vincent

    Hello there, how's the challenge going? it says here that the deadline is 9th April, and it is currently July 16th

    +3 6 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 lmao nice

    6 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @asteroidbook345 yes
    I'm currently stuck on YOUR Mirage lol
    I don't have enough data to tell if your plane is realistic or nah, stuff like this

    7 months ago
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    It's been 4 months warhawk when are we going to have the ratings

    +2 7 months ago
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    4,862 Leota

    @WarHawk95 Smh deep down in our hearts we know the real winner 😔
    In all seriousness cool challenge and even cooler builds for it

    8 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @TemporaryBrightness nope, so far Bogdan is winning.

    +1 8 months ago
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    4,862 Leota

    French airforce flag won

    +1 8 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @Ninjakolabeyt exemple de challenge valide et apprécié.

    8 months ago
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    O

    8 months ago
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    @warhawk95 not sure if you saw my post lol

    9 months ago
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    @HellouUnt lmao

    9 months ago
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    Shitttttt I gotta be quickkkkk @LieutenantSOT

    9 months ago
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    @HellouUnt yes. Until tomorrow

    9 months ago
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    This still open?

    9 months ago
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    12.2k DDVC

    Thank you for the reference @WarHawk95

    9 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @DDVC here is an example

    9 months ago
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    12.2k DDVC

    @WarHawk95 alringht, Thank You

    9 months ago
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    32.9k WarHawk95

    @NWRNo1 nah, there was indeed a 35 rockets tray but not with this exact shape. Don't have much time rn, re-text me later so I can help ya

    9 months ago
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    12.2k DDVC
    9 months ago
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    ok just making sure

    9 months ago
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