SuicidalInsanity Posted September 20, 2017 Share Posted September 20, 2017 (edited) The Tournament With @tetryds permission, BAD-T returns with BADT the Third. Like the last two BAD-T tournaments, this will consist of 2v2 dogfights featuring WWII-vintage aircraft battling around and above sites scattered all over Kerbin. Contestants will submit a craft, which will then be pitted against other submitted craft in a standard tournament ladder format, with fights recorded and posted to Youtube. Defeat means a craft is out of the running, success means it moves up to the next bracket. Depending on the number of entries, a second-tier ladder may also be run, featuring craft that lost during the first round of fights. To enter, simply create a WWII themed aircraft. Replicas of real-world craft are permitted, but not required. Craft design, AI configuration and armament are entirely up to you. As long as it follows the rules and looks like it could have been a real WWII-era fighter, it's a valid entry. The following mods are required:FAR 0.15.9 "Leibe"Aviator Arsenal Due to changes in BDA, AA requires a MM compatibility patch. The one I'm using can be found here.BDAc 3.0.0BAD-T Prop pack ,which requires the FireSpitter .dll Additionally, the following mods are permitted, but optional:B9 Proc wingsProcedural partsTake Command (for planes using constructed open cockpits)Adjustable landing GearDCK Tier 1 Tournament Brackets Lost the first match? No worries; craft that lost the first match move to the second tier Tier 2 Tournament Brackets Aircraft Classes: Entries will fall into one of two categories, Fighters and Heavy Fighters.Fighters are single engine monoplanes. They have one engine. They must have a dry mass of at least 2.5 tons*. They can use up to 100 points worth of engine and armament. Heavy fighters are heavy twin engine monoplanes. They have 2 engines. They must have a dry mass of at least 5.5 tons*. They can use up to 150 points worth of engines and armament. *Dry mass is the empty weight of the craft, wet mass is the loaded weight of the craft with fuel and ammunition. Resources like Oxidizer and Ore which aren't used as fuel or ammo can be used as ballast and count towards dry mass. Points: Weapons cost their diameter in mm*. Engines cost twice their static thrust in kN*. Armor from DCK costs 2 points per 50 kg of armor, rounded up. Ammo is free, carry as much or as little as desired. *This includes decimals – 12.7mm MGs cost 12.7 points each, etc.Rules: - Craft must have no more than 60 parts. -Only Aviator Arsenal weapons permitted, with the exception of the Ball Turret. -No more than six of any one type of weapon. Multiple different weapons is allowed. -Only BADT engines allowed (Widshed, Brutus, Gazelle, Wizard, Buzzer, Foxhound, Falcon, & Jaeger). -No aerospace grade parts allowed; (Ore/RCS tanks allowed as ballast, but not as structural components). -No reaction wheels. Cockpit reaction wheels must be disabled. -Craft must have at least 1 Kerbal, either in a cockpit, or a constructed open cockpit using a command seat. -Constructed cockpits must be safe, something that a sane pilot would want to sit in. -Part clipping is allowed, within reason. No clipping resource containing parts into other resource containing parts please. Clipping ballast parts into ballast parts is permitted. -If using P wings, keep wing thickness for main wing pieces at least 0.120. -FAR wing strength must be above 0.25 and below 1.5. -Craft must include a visible Communications Antenna – this is AA's combination AI pilot and weapon manager. -AI min altitude must be at least 500m. -Craft should have at least 15 minutes of fuel. -Armor, if used, must follow craft contours. No building an invisible armor bubble around the craft. -All entrants will be required to shoot down a Test Dummy craft to certify flight-worthiness in FAR – this is basically to ensure your craft can take off and do maneuvers without a RUD.Submissions: Craft must be submitted by the deadline, 11:59 PM, Saturday, October 14th. One entry per person. If something goes wrong during submission, or you realize your craft is not rules compliant and needs some changes, contact me via PM. Otherwise, all submissions are final. To submit, upload your craft to KerbalX or similar, and sent me the download link via PM. Sharing links to your crafts in the thread is fine, but only craft I've been sent via PM will count as entries.F.A.Q.Can i submit more than one craft? -No. Entering more than one craft runs the possibility of your entry fighting another of your entries, and the purpose if this tournament is to see how your craft do against other entries, not your own. I submitted my craft already, but it (accidentally) breaks the rules, what happens now? -If your craft is an illegal design, I will PM you, and give you the chance to correct the design and re-submit. I've updated my craft after submitting it, can I resubmit? -No, simply to keep the logistics of managing entries simple, one submission per person. You can edit your submission's KerbalX upload or similar as long as it retains the same name before the deadline, but no submitting multiple craft. Can I submit a biplane? -No. Biplanes were mostly obsolete by 1940, and the spirit of the tournament is modern WWII era designs. Can I submit a jet? Yes, as long as it follows the construction rules, you can enter one, but keep in mind precision-tuned prop planes will probably out-perform it.I'm bad at building craft in FAR, should I still submit something? -Yes. Sure, there will be some entries that are hyper-competitive, but for the most part, this tournament is aimed at having fun, watching submitted craft fight bravely and die gloriously.The rules said something about constructed cockpits? - Take an External Command Seat and use parts to build an open cockpit around the Kerbal. Just make sure it's a cockpit someone other than Jebediah would be comfortable sitting in. Edited October 28, 2017 by SuicidalInsanity adding brackets Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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