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  1. X-plane of the Day OPEN SIGN UP

    "X-Plane of the Day" is on the horizon! @Servo and I are at it again, but this time we're reaching out---to you! X-plane-of-the-Day is fairly similar to Jet-of-the-Day, found below, but with some additional elements A quick browse through the first page will show the post formula and general format of our(Mainly @Servo's) '___-of-the-Day' type thread In this new iteration of the format, we are reaching out to you, the enthusiast, for your quality replicas of American experimental aircraft, prototypes, and tech-demo type craft The roster can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pxbH4AyQhn62Rb5ZNawKfkscsO47rq4DhVh1xgbJJqY/edit#gid=0 Criteria: Aircraft/Spacecraft must possess, if possible, the same characteristics tested/manipulated/created in the real craft. Ain't no fun if it don't do what it's supposed to, now is it? ---More specifically, the main focus of the experiment, if any. The X-1 broke the speed of sound, the X-3 tested sustained supersonic flight but failed due to lack of thrust, the X-4 tested tail-less flight, the X-5 tested variable sweep wing geometry, etc. If there's some variation between your craft and the original craft, we'll overlook it to a point. This shouldn't be too hard. Another Ex.- The X-29 is a high-maneuverability test aircraft, defined by its design's inherent instability. (It should be noted that there is a great deal of leeway for flight characteristics---some are hard to model, like 'aero-elastic' wings.) Aircraft/Spacecraft should be aesthetically pleasing. It should resemble the real deal. If the real plane is ugly, the KSP model can be ugly, of course. Aircraft/Spacecraft must be stock! Aircraft/Spacecraft must be uploaded on a site from which anybody may have access to the .craft file. Ex. KerbalX.com Aircraft/Spacecraft are mostly of U.S. design/origin Two to four pictures must be used of the craft in the post, at least one of the real craft. A video is fine, as well. How to Sign Up: PM myself or @Servo with two to four examples of your works. We will evaluate what we see to decide if you make the cut. You could just post here, as well---If you want to show pictures, the WIP Design thread in The Spacecraft Exchange is a better place to show them. Consider spoilers! Keep communicating with us---we'd like to know that you know (We don't bite, either.) Your Goal as a Contributor: Create up to 5 craft to be featured in "X-plane of the Day" If a craft is not on the list and you really want it, post here or PM me (to avoid spoilers) and it will be added of it meets the criteria If you don't want to make the post in the thread, I will make an article for it. (Ex.- The SR-71 post in Jet-of-the-Day.) Myself or @Servo will write the articles, your craft will be linked to and showcased with pictures, etc. Note to Mods --- I put this here despite the proper showcase thread belonging in The Spacecraft Exchange when it happens. Move this around as you wish.