Flying Contraption Contest

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Flying Contraption Contest

Postby 9373 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:43 pm


Today, if you so choose, you will be building a flying contraption. You must fly straight up 300 metres, and then hover for more than five seconds.

You may use scripting

Contest ends October 1

Basic Requirements:
Does it fly?
Can it hover?
It must have the white & black altitude gauge provided attached (it will not impede operation of your craft in any way)
Only collide groups A-F (G is used for the altitude gauge)

Alter the scene in any way
Build out side of the blue box
Launch your craft in any way
Use Controller-Accelerators
Exploit any loop holes (duh)

Speed: 0/5 (How fast does it fly upwards?)
Handling 0/4 (is it easy to control?)
Manoeuvrability 0/8 (does it take forever to turn or does it turn to quickly?)
Hovering 0/1 (can it hover?)
Looks 0/5 (does it look super cool/complex)

Complex mechanism 0/6 (is it a super complex total mechanical breakthrough?)
Simple mechanism 0/6 (or is it so stupidly simple and genius, but works amazingly?)

Total 0/35

There is also a leader board for the fastest contraptions to reach 300m.

Here is the scene:
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Re: Flying Contraption Contest

Postby Mystery » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:10 am

Seems a bit like this viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2573
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Re: Flying Contraption Contest

Postby 9373 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:08 am

Yes but this contest encourages scripting and requires hovering.
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Re: Flying Contraption Contest

Postby engineer » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:14 am

1. your name is a number?

2. slider values only?
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Re: Flying Contraption Contest

Postby PlanckBanck » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:42 am

I am SO joining in this :P

But: one question, does it have to have the ability to fly sidewarts?
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I forgot 2/3 of my scripting knowledge T.T
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Re: Flying Contraption Contest

Postby 9373 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:57 pm

@engineer-Yes my name i use for all games and online groups is 9373, and im not quite sure what you mean by slider values only, but if it doesint say you cant do it then you are welcome to do it XD

@PlanckBanck- It does help when maneuvering but its not nessesary.
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