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  1. This is my collection of tanks and other armored ground vehicles. Challenger 2 Jagdpanzer IV M16 MGMC Halftrack AA M16 MGMC Halftrack AA - STOCK Challenger 2 https://kerbalx.com/BuxtonHouse/Challenger-2A1 Jagdpanzer IV https://kerbalx.com/BuxtonHouse/Jagdpanzer-IV M16 MGMC Halftrack AA https://kerbalx.com/BuxtonHouse/M16-MGMC M16 MGMC Halftrack AA - STOCK https://kerbalx.com/BuxtonHouse/M16-MGMC-Stock
  2. this is a new BDA Dogfighter thread. you can host a new section if you want but you have to do the dogfighting and you have to post the video here. @MiffedStarfish is hosting a stock+BDA only section soon and i am doing one with a couple of mods. but for mine, you can have up to 2 fighter jets,1 Bomber, and 1 ground base(You don't have to use bombers or ground bases if don't want to)my brother @dundun92 will be doing a couple more dogfights in his modern fighter jet challenge before he stops. Rules for mine: These rules apply for the modern category(except there are no ground bases or bombers) i am copying rules from the modern fighter jet challenge. Ground bases are not included in these rules(you can build your ground base any way you want) Required Mods RBDA(for those who aren't familiar, it is a branch of bda by @jrodriguez. 1.2.2 version here You can build with regular BDA, but dogfights for mine are conducted with RBDA. Allowed Mods AirplanePlus Vens Stock part revamp Tweakscale If you dont use BDA, just ask me. I'll put on the missiles, radar, cannon, and AI and weapon manager for you. You have to use the the 20mm 6000rpm Vulcan cannon. You may use FAR but I will dogfight them without it. LeaderBoard: My Category: LeaderBoard: The modern category: 1. @NotAnAimbots PLFP-II 2. @53miner53s fighter 3 3. @dundun93s ASW X-18M 4. @MiffedStarfishes F-18
  3. So, I was messing around for the Naval Battles! (Defeat other player ships) Challenge (its awesome, check it out) and I built a space battleship but couldn't find a place to put it. So this happened! Rules: Stock Battles: Start battles at about 5km distance in Kerbin orbit, combat is turn based with each ship in a fleet getting a turn in a Team A1-B1-A2-B2-A3-B3 fashion. NO INFINITE FUEL/ELECTRICITY!!! BDA battles: to be added, though it seems that high Gilly orbit should work
  4. HP and Armor Editor for BD Armory v1.1 I now present for your approval the preliminary release of the standalone HP and Armor Editor for BD Armory Continued v1.1 Edit by part type in the SPH/VAB - All Parts, Command, Wings, Control Surfaces, Fuel Tanks and Ship Hull Still a few glitches such as having to click the Save Armor button twice to save the number entered if setting the armor above 500 (this is due to the HP and Armor auto-calculations in BDAc) as well as Engines, De-couplers and Launch Clamps are excluded from editing due to the code in BDAc that causes degradation of performance on any part that has an engine module or de-coupler module as it takes damage INCORPORATED INTO DCK FUTURETECH
  5. The is the Open Beta for the next release of BDArmory Continued. This next release (version 1.1) will be a complete refactor of the damage model, ballistics and explosive force calculations. Our goal was to model realistic values for ballistics, bullet penetration explosive damage and force. All formulas used to calculate these values are based on real world values and physics formulas with balancing to account for game play. Beta Release #1 : https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/releases/tag/v1.1.0 Fixes Too many to list - see this tag in get for issues being corrected and comprehensive lists : https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/labels/Fix Pending Release New Features Main issue tracking changes : https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/issues/307 Damage is no longer tied to heat or temperature of the part, a completely new "Hitpoint" health system has been created. By default all parts will have their Maximum Hitpoints calculated based on part area and density Documentation : https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/wiki/1.2.1-Hitpoints-&-Armor For Modders: you can override these values by using the following in your part config or MM patches MODULE { name = HitpointTracker ArmorThickness = 120 maxHitPoints = 100000 ExplodeMode = Never } Example baseline values for balancing : 10,0000 hitpoints for Tank Hulls, 100,000 hitpoints for larger boat hulls. Armor The Armor and penetration system has been completely redone, no longer needing custom layers or parts. All parts will have a default value of 10 "Armor" units to approximate default thickness of metal composed of the part. Armor can be changed in the VAB or by the same method above with a MM patch. Any part can have Armor if you choose, allowing for more flexibility. There will still be dedicated Armor panel parts for those who choose a different build path. Armor will stop bullets and limit damage depending on the amount present and bullet mass and velocity Bullets Documentation https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/wiki/1.2.2-Bullet-Configuration Bullet configurations now have real world values for caliber and mass. Ballistic coefficients are calculated in code based on these values for a more accurate drag model Most damage values for weapons have all been moved to the bullet configurations. This will now make weapons more consistent with same ammunition. BULLET { name = 30x173HEBullet caliber = 30 bulletVelocity = 1180 bulletMass = 0.3880 //HE Bullet Values explosive = True tntMass = 0.3104 blastPower = 2 //deprecated, use tntMass, left in for legacy support blastHeat = 3.7 //deprecated, use tntMass, left in for legacy support blastRadius = 2.5 //deprecated, use tntMass, left in for legacy support apBulletMod = 3 //not yet implemented bulletDragTypeName = AnalyticEstimate } Weapon Configurations All damage values are now calculated from the bullet configuration. All other value are deprecated. ammoName and bulletType are required MODULE { name = ModuleWeapon .... ammoName = 30x173Ammo bulletType = 30x173Bullet .... Decal Bullet Hits Bullet strikes currently have two sizes for (90mm below / above) This is a very early feature and has much work left to be done (i.e. mapping bullet decals to curved surfaces properly) Explosive Damage @jrodriguez to provide more details on the changes of the explosive detonation code New value of tntMass is replacing all other values for explosive in bullet configuration. For Missiles the following will need to be added, where tntMass should be the approximate real world value of explosive mass the missile contains. MODULE { name = BDExplosivePart tntMass = 27.15 } Compatible Mods SpannerMonkey has graciously allowed me distribute his pre-release updates that are compatible with the Open Beta. Please do not comment on any other thread but here about issues with these parts. Feedback should be provided here in relation to BDA testing only. Do not merge any of these , complete re-installs SMIndustries : https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SM-Marine/releases/tag/v0.9.9.0 https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SM_Armory/releases/tag/v0.99.90.10 https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SM_AFVs/releases/tag/v0.9.1.99 https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SMI_MissilesLaunchers/releases/tag/v0.1.1.0-beta https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SM_OSTandT/releases/tag/V0.1.1.0-beta https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/SM_Stryker-Aerospace-and-Armory/releases/tag/v1.1.20-beta https://github.com/SpannerMonkey/Large-Boat-Parts-/releases/tag/V3.9.3-beta Malfunc Weapons : https://www.dropbox.com/s/yf41npj2kuual9j/MalFunc Industries BBDA dev ready SM version 1.zip?dl=0 HullBreach Compatible with SM Mods : https://www.dropbox.com/s/54s7i9s2vtk2hy9/HullBreach.0.1.6.2_12022017.zip?dl=0 Thanks Test / QA Crew borrowed from @SpannerMonkey(smce) @Azimech @TheKurgan @Wrench Head @XOC2008 Other QA and Mod Makers : @Acea @lancefoxcia @harpwner The Standard Warnings and Notes Use at your own risk, this is a beta build an will have issues. We recommend you test in an isolated copy of KSP. It is possible you could corrupt craft or saves, no guarantees. Always completely delete / replace the entire BDArmory directory Delete your partDatabase.cfg & ModuleManager.ConfigCache before loading if updating the new build Module manager is required New / Daily builds will be posted at https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/releases We hope you'll enjoy these new features, and looking forward to an interesting open beta phase with lots of insights & discussions! Your BDAc team @Papa_Joe @SpannerMonkey(smce) @DoctorDavinci @gomker @jrodriguez @TheDog Boring demo Beta Release #1 : https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/releases/tag/v1.1.0
  6. For about a year now I've been looking a mod to give space ship/fighters "combat AI" to move ships around, turn guns to face and to dodge incoming fire. Are there any fighter/ship AIs out yet for use with BDA these days?
  7. Who wants to play a game of Kerbal war? STATUS: OPEN! TO DO: Update map, add some rules, update launch site spreadsheet General -All launch sites are based around the sea to the west of the KSC. So I've put together a modlist for KSP 1.3.1 with the following mods: Rules and Map Can all be found here. How to play 1) Message me that you would like to participate -If I acknowledge your message then continue. 2) Download the "Actuallywar" save in the folder KSPWAR/Saves/INITIAL-CAZON-1/ 3) Read over the rules while the world downloads 4) Once you've completed reading the rules and asking any questions I'll send a link with some custom configs for some mods. 5) I've already placed troops at my bases, you may start your initial phase and move on to your first turn. 6) When you've finished your first turn upload the save to the KSPWAR/Saves/ and name it PlayerName-TurnName and we'll go back and forth passing saves from there.
  8. My ships! coming soon Cleared all of the craft out. due to KSp updates, Will start adding some back soon
  9. Alright, here is the second Modern Fighter Jet Challenge! Now with MOAR REALISM! REQUIRED ADDONS BDArmory 1.0.0 Ferram Aerospace Research(FAR) Advanced Jet Engine(AJE) Kerbal Weapons System (KWS) Dynamic Deflection ALLOWED ADDONS B9 Procedural Wings. DCK Camo AirplanePlus Tweakscale RULES: Engines: Structural/Aerodynamic: Weapons rules. AI limits: General rules No space-grade parts(RCS, reaction wheels, RAPIERS, oxidiser tanks, Radiators, heat shields, etc) RTG's are allowed. No drones No Sci-Fi planes No armor. No unreasonable part clipping. *For those who don't want to have BDA, AJE, or FAR installed* I will put BDA weapons on your craft for you. For FAR, if I can fly properly in FAR (last times second place plane was originally stock, it happened to work in FAR) I will take it. Since the only real user-noticable change In AJE is reduced thrust by about half, I will remove fuel to the minimum for your airplanes class, unless you want otherwise. I will try to keep the CG in the same location. LEADERBOARD: 1. 2. 3. 4.
  10. I've been working on tanks lately, and I thought that, hey, what if you could flip a tank with another tank's cannon? Rules: 1. The tank that you are flipping needs to survive with no or minimal damage 2. Both vehicles need to have 6 (at a minimum) wheels 3. Both tanks must have a cannon weapon (not a high powered gun) 4. Weapons MUST be from BDArmory 5. The tank to be flipped MUST be upside down or on its side, not just a little hop. Have fun and post the results in the comments!
  11. Since the other challenge has shaped up a bit, entries are now closed discouraged. No point cluttering the forums with multiple threads doing the same. Short form rules - 3v3, best of 3, KotH. BDA+stock, no turrets, max 6 missiles, max 75 (experimentally raised to 80) parts, must be kerballed + Wheaton's law. Long form rules: Current King of the Hill: @NotAnAimbot's MBL F-25BN2 Fencer Battle history: @NotAnAimbot MDL F-25BK Fencer vs @Andetch's ADX G-Type Snubnose - 2 - 0 @NotAnAimbot MDL F-25BK Fencer vs @exbyde's Berkut-II - 2 - 0 @NotAnAimbot MDL F-25BK Fencer vs @drtricky's F-42 Invader - 0 - 2 @drtricky's F-42 Invader vs @dundun92's F-10 Striker - 2 - 0 @drtricky's F-42 Invader vs @dundun93's F-34 Bullet - 2 - 0 @drtricky's F-42 Invader vs @dundun92's F-1100 - 2 - 0 @drtricky's F-42 Invader vs @dundun93's F-60 Super Eagle - 1 - 0 @drtricky's F-42 Invader vs @NotAnAimbot's MBL F-25BN2 Fencer - 0 - 2 @NotAnAimbot's MBL F-25BN2 Fencer vs @Kukler's SU-39 Ripper-C - 2 - 0
  12. Em mods so don’t know if this is in the right section so just move it to whare it should be thanks! MAP: the orange and purple have parts hidden for some reason-not finished still being changed (The red and yellow are already taken, gray orange pink and Wight are non players with very few defences) So me and some other peaple are planing a war series with BDA and some other mods and we need two other players to join and take control of one country. The war won’t start until after Christmas or sometime around that but it will have lots of mods and probably will be very pc intensive. MOD LIST game version 1.2.2 or 1.3 still working on it You need to think of a name and flag for your country and a bit of backstory coment if interested
  13. Hi. I got a question, when i start battle (with bda mod) My planes are always using only missles, no turrets, and i dont know why becouse i think i did everything in action menu. Please help PS. Im form Poland sorry for my bad English
  14. I made a spitfire with airplanes plus, and BD armory
  15. Some early Russian missiles for your extra BDA weapons, including: AA-2 (USSR P-3c missile), AA-4, and two Pitot tubes (it make your jet more like a jet) if you dislike USSR weapons, you could give this missile to your AI enemies; if you like them, enjoy it! https://spacedock.info/mod/1556/Maimico‘s Military part Pack License: MIT Sorry for my broken English.
  16. Inter's Bombing Challenge This challenge is now live! There is no definitive end date and there is no scoring/ranking system, so feel free to give it a whack whenever you feel up to this type of challenge. The general idea of the challenge is to use the BDArmory mod weaponry to attack ground targets at designated locations in an assortment of nine scenarios. Most targets are weapon systems that will shoot back at you, hence the challenge. --Rules-- The rules are very extensive and far too verbose for me to put into this post. Please follow these links to the videos I have made which cover all of the rules. You will need to abide by all of them or else risk being disqualified. Furthermore, the files you will need in order to play this challenge are listed as links in these videos' Descriptions. Rule set #1 "How to Play" https://youtu.be/yUua-qlN4yE Rule set #2 "Rules of Engagement" https://youtu.be/iwgPj3oAzTE Rule set #3 "Intelligence Brief" <https://youtu.be/6IqNV0inBrQ --Winners-- Since there will be no "first place" or "best contestant", what we are instead competing for is Bragging Rights! The following is a list of some of the bragging rights I conceived off the top of my head. I hope this thread's discussion will see additional bragging rights proposed and competed for! fastest aircraft slowest aircraft lightest aircraft heaviest aircraft longest fuel range least amount of fuel spent biggest payload space most munitions carried cheapest armament all guns, baby! strafing attacks only! most received damage without dying ghost assassin (no retaliation) precision strikes carpet bombing longest kill closest kill fastest mission time fewest munitions spent most unlikely-to-succeed craft torpedo Deep Sixer award wingman mastermind brutality / overkill missile dodging exemplary jamming & countermeasures night mode (do the attempts at night) --Conduct-- I hope I don't need to state the obvious but please be polite, be open-minded, be encouraging, be enthusiastic, and do not cheat. Unpleasant people will not be welcome to have a voice in this thread. Thank you.
  17. I cant think of another game where you can build your own aircraft or even spacecraft with great physics accuracy and have the potential to fight them. Sadly there hasn't been a mod that allowed compatibility between Dark Multi Player and BDA since 1.05. Here is the link to that mod if you don't know what I mean: Wouldn't it be great to have somewhat proper dogfights with aircraft you built in KSP? I'm not a programmer or know much about servers, but it seems to me that the people capable of making a mod like this for 1.3 just don't know that this is a possibility. Is somebody working on this or something similar? Does anybody plan working on this? Can or will it be a thing?
  18. So I've tweaked the airframe of my old F-2 fighter even more, and came up with this one. It's kind of a "re-do" of my F-4 Cobra, which was supposed to be the Su-27 equivalent to my F-2 Predator, which was built for close range engagements similar to the MiG-29. I've added more lifting surface and rebuilt the wings entirely, in addition to clipping a second pair of Panthers to keep reasonable performance for the added weight. Like the real Su-27, this thing is pretty massive, weighing in at 30 tons at full combat and fuel load, like the real deal. However, it's not meant to be an exact replica, and is smaller at 17m length and 11m width, although it does give off a Su-27 feel. Its main role is air superiority, and, unlike the F-2 and F-4, is a dedicated fighter without any dedicated multirole function. Estimated internal range is a little bit above 2000 km at 8700 m altitude and 250 m/s cruise speed, which can be upgraded with drop tanks, although you would have to remove the ECM pods or some armament to save weight. Maximum speed, which is of about Mach 2.5 at full throttle and half tank, is rarely used since it uses the fuel very quickly and reduces range by half. I'm currently trying to develop an interceptor version of this which would use ramjets allowing it to operate at these speeds efficiently, but my F-6 fills that role quite well for now. With ECM pods, countermeasures and sufficient armament, the F-8 can fare pretty well in a BDA AI match against other "aesthetic" fighters, but it's not really a dedicated competition fighter so don't expect too much out of it. Armament is of 8 AIM-120 and four AIM-9 in addition to two M61 Vulcan cannons. Countermeasures are three chaff and three flare pods mounted in the vertical stabilizer. Be careful when flying it, since the controls are very sensible and can easily flip the plane if you smash the S key too much at high speeds. The following image gives a good idea of what the F-8 is capable of. Notice the jet trails. While it's not as crazy as the F-2F+, the turn rate is pretty good for a plane this big. To make high speed flying easier, you can disable pitch control on the canards. Action groups: Fire weapons (Modded version only) Switch weapons (Modded version only) Toggle afterburner Download links: Stock version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/axdmgij7qtwledk/MDL F-8 Thunder STOCK.craft?dl=0 BDA version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/91jy32mahwg6zsr/MDL F-8 Thunder.craft?dl=0 KerbalX page: https://kerbalx.com/NotAnAimbot/MDL-F-8-Thunder
  19. Version: KSP OSX 1.3 (Uncertain if 32bit or 64 bit) Mod List: Like some other reports, KSP is about at the end of the loading, when it crashes. A few mods seem to cause this, and a few examples seem to include BDArmory (but not Baha Turret), SM Armory (with SM Industries), and Modular Kolonization System (MKS). The above are the mods that DO seem to work, though adding any of the ones I just listed makes the game crash. I assume it isn't related to memory, because if I remove a big folder like the BoulderCo from Andromeda: Daydream and add BDA, it still crashes. Link to the Player.log
  20. So I can change very basic stuff in BDA but I was wondering how to get it so that a part fires say 8 shots then needs to reaload. The reaload will be it cooling down from over heating but I'm new to configure files and if someone could help I'd really appreciate it. thanks in advance for your help
  21. There was a jet fighter tournament by Jolly Rogers on Youtube a couple of days back. I sent in a fighter to compete, but I wasn't satisfied with it and went back building what I thought would be the best Jet Fighter possible, combing high speed, heavy armor and massive firepower, and here's the result. https://kerbal.curseforge.com/projects/ultimate-jet-fighter-p-1187-super-dreadnought or https://kerbalx.com/goduranus/P-1187-Super-Dreadnought It's the best configuration possible, and should defeat any other design when numerically evenly matched. Would anyone like to take up a challenge to prove me wrong?It is built on rules of TAPE's jet fighter showdown and Jolly Roger's plane fight club, so Stock + BDA Parts and no turrets. STATS Max Speed: 780m/s in level flight Max Ferry Range: ~4000 km(circumnavigates Kerbin without drop tanks) Maximum maneuverability: 75Gs Armaments: Dual GAU-8, 8 x AIM-120 ARMAAMs Armor: Resists 1-second burst of Vulcan or Browning at 1000m Dry Mass: 18 tons Maximum Payload: 20+ tons.
  22. Posting this new thread since the OP on the original one didn't put any rules. KSC has been put under siege, and it's your job to liberate it... and occupy it yourself! The challenge's goal is to destroy enemy defenses on the KSC. A module or attacking vehicle is defined as destroyed when it cannot harm any attacking vehicle by either having no weapon, ammo or cannot get close enough to attack. You can achieve this by using up to three vehicles in as many waves as you want. You can airdrop vehicles from planes, and the order and time when the vehicles are deployed is entirely up to you. Planes or any vehicle relying on fixed surfaces for lift must start 20 km away from the KSC, and any other vehicle has to spawn 5 km away. Each craft has a maximum of 16 weapons, of which 5 at most can be firearms, 2 "main", and 3 "coaxial". The "coaxial" weapons must have a smaller caliber than the "main" ones. The coaxial weapons cannot be any "major" turret. Turrets considered major are the three Goalkeepers, Oerlikon, Vulcan turret, 105mm howitzer and 120mm M1 turret. This rule is to prevent gun spam as a way of dealing quickly with defenses. Since Hydra and SKOM pods have lots of missiles, each pod will count as 2 weapons. Since this challenge is about a tactical attack, indirect fire weapons, lasers, guided missiles other than BDA's, the two cruise missiles and any plane with a bomb load over 7000 kg are forbidden for both attack and defense. Banned weapons: AGM-86C cruise missile RBS-15 cruise missile USAF airborne laser Hydra-70 turret Any guided craft fitted with any BDA explosive/weapon that is designed to be crashed into the ground or near targets. This means no "stock" cruise missiles or kamikaze plane/tanks. Unguided small explosive warhead rockets are permitted. The goal is to have a Kerbal plant a flag ontop of the VAB. If it's destroyed, the attacker suffers a penalty for damaging useful structures and must plant a flag on the flagpole place. If all three vehicles are put out of combat (, the attacker loses. If he succeeds, he must publish proof in the form of a video. Victory can only be achieved if all defenses are put out of combat as by the definition. You must keep the KSC as intact as possible. Here are penalties for destroying some structures: Spaceplane hangar or VAB: Cannot have any missiles in defense system Research center or tracking station: Cannot have any radar or targeting systems in defenses The winner gets three days to build his own defense system, and shares the persistent file for us to repeat. The defense system has a maximum of 5 separate crafts. Are you ready for war? KSC file https://www.dropbox.com/s/gimb8vz1pmdoblj/KSC Defense MostExcellent.zip?dl=0 Use the current KSC Current King of KSC @MostExcellent Former kings of KSC @jrodriguez defeated by notanaimbot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juDMQsC9QXQ @NotAnAimbot, defeated by jrodriguez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT8FqnUozbk and mostexcellent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4X1HUkoZRg Allowed and required mods BDA continued Vessel mover For moving your crafts from the KSC to the spawn points. Any mod that does not add parts other than BDA, not including its extensions and that does not affect physical gameplay. No, I will not allow BDA's weapon extensions, since I want to keep this simple for the maximum number of people to enjoy.
  23. Im looking for a bda add-on that adds weapons for orbital combat. I was wondering if you knew of one.
  24. This is a BDA tournament with a bit different tournament setup. You must beat literally everyone in a row in order to be declared the King Of The Hill. If someone dies, everyone they killed respawns! TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE: I will randomly pick two living planes from the submissions to do a battle. The loser of a battle is dead. Anyone's entry killed by the loser in a previous battle respawns to fight another day. Battles will always occur if there are 2 or more entries currently alive. The tournament begins IMMEDIATELY as of this post. CRAFT REQUIREMENTS: Keep your planes at 60 parts or fewer. No missiles. This is a gunfight. If you want rocket pods or bombs on a dogfighter for some reason, that's fine. Turrets, if present, must be locked to fixed 0-0-0 position. No drones. These are to be piloted planes. You are however allowed to have secondary pilots or passenger space. No tweakscaling the cockpit. Planes must have radar installed. ANY AI settings are allowed. If you manage to go outside slider limits somehow, that's fine too. Please do not use any of the engines from Quiztech, including the jet RCS thruster, as they are not balanced with the stock meta. SXT engines, both jets and props, are okay. Please do not excessively clip parts. A wing going through a fuel tank is okay. Ten wings and 4 engines clipped most of the way inside a fuel tank is not. You MUST have 15 minutes of fuel at nominal full afterburner. That's 57.4 units of fuel per Juno, 210 per Wheesley, 525 per Goliath, 597 per Panther or Whiplash, and 603 per RAPIER. I'll allow you to round it down by up to 0.5 units of LF. No more. I am completely willing to make you fix a plane because it has 14 minutes and 58 seconds of fuel. If you tweakscale engines, make sure to give them the right amount of fuel. Tweakscale's exponent for engine thrust and fuel consumption is 2.5, so the math is: Fuel needed (tonnes) = ( NewSize / OriginalSize ) ^ 2.5 * Original Thrust (kN) * 900 / ISP / 9.8 So for example, a 2.0-meter-sized Panther needs: (2.0/1.25)^2.5*130*900/3200/9.8 = 9.665 tonnes of fuel. Multiply by 200 to get 1933 units of fuel. This is to power 15 minutes of 421-kiloNewton thrust. Or a 1.0-meter sized Goliath would demand (1.0/2.5)^2.5*360*900/12600/9.8*200 = 53.10 units of LF. Note that changing your engine size has no effect on the TWR of your engine, as the mass scales with the 2.5 power as well. COMBAT SETTINGS: The default competition distance of 8000 meters will be used. Rounds will be 3v3. One battle per round. Best out of one. Any plane which cannot fly or glide is considered dead. The winner should still be able to fly or glide after winning. All deaths count as deaths. The despawn distance will be set to 100 kilometers. If your plane despawns, it is counted as dead. ENTRY RULES: There will be a limit of one entry at a time per person. You may modify or replace your entry at any time. Post here to replace your entry with a link to the new one. I will check this thread every time I'm about to run a new fight. Modifying a dead entry replaces it and the new entry remains dead. Modifying a living entry effectively kills and removes your previous one and spawns in your new one. If your old version has killed any planes, they are re-spawned as well. You must build your own vehicles for your entries. No modifying someone else's. If your entry has been dead for 72 hours, I'll allow you to withdraw your entry and submit a new one which starts alive, with the stipulation that it must be a new aircraft that has never competed in this challenge and not a modified version of your previous entry. Submit your entries here. MOD LIST: BDA continued https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/releases SXT continued https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/SXTContinued Quizztech continued http://spacedock.info/mod/836/QuizTechAeroPackContinued -Remember, don't use the engines! Aviation cockpits http://spacedock.info/mod/658/Aviation Cockpits Tweakscale Github -Don't use this on your cockpits! HALL OF FAME: I'll be posting all Kings Of The Hill in order here, as well as how many planes they killed to get to the top and how many challengers they've beaten, as well as which new plane eventually killed them. I'll have a second leaderboard showing number of battle wins and losses of each contestant. I'll also post the status of the competition as a whole, which planes are alive, which planes are dead and by who, and which entries have been dead for 72 hours. There will also be uploads to YouTube of each battle, although I may decide to trim them or speed up the boring parts if, say, both planes run out of ammo and orbit in the sky for hours. Current entries: Pds314's xFA Iridium: https://kerbalx.com/pds314/xFA-Iridium . - currently alive. DoctorDavinci's O' Revoire: https://kerbalx.com/DoctorDavinci/O-Revoire - currently dead. - Killed by Lepidoptera Cherensis drtricky's Dorito: https://kerbalx.com/drtricky/The-Dorito--competition5-gau - currently dead. - Killed by Big Momma Eidahlil's Lepidoptera Malvae https://kerbalx.com/juzeris/Lepidoptera-Cherensis - Currently alive with 1 kill. Triop's Big Momma IV: https://kerbalx.com/Triop/Big-momma-IV - run with 150 extra LF per wing for legality. - Currently alive with 1 kill. K/D leaderboard: Triop's Big Momma IV: 1 win, 0 losses. Killed leader! drtricky's Dorito: 3 wins, 1 loss. Once a King! DoctorDavinci's O' Revoire: 1 win, 2 losses. 1 perfect game. Eidahlil's Lepidoptera Cherensis: 1 wins, 1 loss. (1, 0 in current model) Pds314's xFA Iridium: 0 wins, 2 losses. Kings of the hill: GMT: 10:40, 12/4/2016 to 6:30 12/6/2016: drtricky's Dorito - killed 3. - Killed By Triop's Big Momma. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My entry: https://kerbalx.com/pds314/xFA-Iridium Battles so far!:
  25. On behalf of the BDAc team and development group, I welcome all prospective entrants to this BDAc challenge! The start of the skirmishes shall commence on December 1st, 2016 and will hopefully be completed before December 20, 2016. I will be on holidays from the 21st until the end of the month. If the challenge does not conclude on December 20th, they will recommence until completion on January 1, 2017. From this post on everybody has 12 days to build, fine tune, and submit their planes. The rules as agreed upon: -One submission per applicant -Battles will be 3 vs. 3 round, best of 3 skirmishes . This will be a simple elimination setup. You win a battle, you progress. You lose, you're out. Ties will be delt in a overtime round. If the plane(s) lands intact due to expiration of fuel resources that will count as a loss since your plane will not be able to defend itself. -All planes will be flightworthy. -All planes will be able to taxi down the runway or dirt in a straight fashion. If your planes like to do the wing-slap-shimmy with the dirt or pavement, don't submit it. If it happens during a battle, it will be counted as a loss. -All planes will be tuned to your best abilities at the point of submission either by DropBox or KerbalX. Once your plane is submitted, it will be considered a final draft. -All planes will have the BDA AI and Weapons Manager in plain sight (pardon the pun), preferably on top of the fuselage or airframe. If I have to go looking for them......well, that results in bad Karma, Ju-Ju, or whatever you call it. It's poor manners for the tournament host. Besides, I might have to check on things. -Any AI or weapon manger settings allowed. You are tuning the AI to your plane. Do what you have to. Same with the Weapons Manager. -All BDA guns allowed. NO MISSILES THIS TIME. Rotating turrets will be locked down to 0-0-0 configuration, pointing forwards. I will check. -There will be a hard minimum of 750 metres ASL AI configurations. No maximum ASL altitude limit will be imposed. This is to prevent dirt poisoning or SDT (Severe Deceleration Trauma) mishaps (hitting the ground). -All contests will be within the default 8,000 metre arena. Use this as a yardstick for building your planes. -All planes will be inspected so they have the stock SQUAD parts and the following mods (links will follow): --SXT continued https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/SXTContinued --BDA continued https://github.com/PapaJoesSoup/BDArmory/releases --Quizztech continued http://spacedock.info/mod/836/QuizTechAeroPackContinued --Aviation cockpits http://spacedock.info/mod/658/Aviation Cockpits?ga=<Game+3102+'Kerbal+Space+Program'> --Procedural Dynamics (wings) https://github.com/Crzyrndm/ProceduralWings/releases --Procedural Parts (airframes, tanks, etc) https://github.com/Swamp-Ig/ProceduralParts/releases --Tweakscale Github NO OTHER MODS WILL BE PERMITTED. -FAR or NEAR not approved. Stock game physics only this time around. We shall see in the future. -Default G-limits on planes and Kerbals in full effect. You can build whatever you want, but the pilots have to live until they die (morbid, but true) -Any planes that use Tweakscale on the cockpits will be disqualified. Tweakscale renders the cockpits and other manned structural parts unmannable. If your design calls for a .625m cockpit the before mentioned mods have those in their parts inventory. Same with 2.5m cockpits. Use the proper cockpit for the job. -Tweakscale on engines permitted, however this may not be an advantage due to thrust, fuel consumption, mass, etc. It will be up to the participant to design their plane with this in mind. You have been advised. -All planes will have a minimum of one Kerbal. -All planes will have a maximum of 2 engines -All planes will have a minimum of one BDA Radar unit installed. -All planes will have a maximum part count of 50. That should be plenty. -All planes will have sufficient fuel for a minimum 15 minute flight at maximum throttle. This includes Afterburners. Dogfights with evenly matched planes have been known to last quite a while. -There is no minimum or maximum mass on the plane. -There is no minimum or maximum speed requirements, but it's preferred that your plane can do at least Mach 1.1 for a decent mass-to-thrust ratio. - There will be no hidden wings installed inside the fuselage, UNLESS IT CAN BE PROVEN THAT IT'S A NECESSITY FOR THE STRUCTURE OF THE PLANE. That means no shoving 20 wing surfaces in the space of one using the debug menu to do it. That will be an instant no-fly.
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