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The Hot Needle challenge - Go as fast as possible below 600m!

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The Hot Needle Challenge
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Going beyond Ludicrous speed at sea level!

 

The Challenge:
Reach the highest speed possible below 600m (Sea level).

 

The Rules:
1. No cheating.
2. No part clipping.

3. No infinite fuel.
4. Difficulty Normal.
5. No mods, DLC allowed.
6. You must provide a image of your craft in VAB or SPH(with and without exploded faring), a image of the craft in flight, and a image of the post flight data. Video is preferable.

7. The judges have the final say if your craft is legitimate.

 

 

 

 

Extra Challenges:
1. Have the craft survive the top speed for 5 seconds. 
2. Make the craft single stage.
3. Make it land on the runway without parachutes.
4. Make it take off from the runway on wheels.
5. Make it include 2 passengers.
6. Only use jet engines.

 

 

 

 

Leaderboard:
1. 1855 m/s "The Speedy Squirrel" made by Robonoise. Also doing extra number 5.
2. 1849 m/s "The Fast Stick MK2" made by Lokachop. Also doing extra number 2 and 4.
3. 1795 m/s "The Glowing Needle" made by Ruuude. Also doing extra number 4.
4. 1601 m/s "The Fast Stick MK1" made by Lokachop.
 

 

 

Coward board, for those that actually survive don't push their crafts hard enough:
1. 
2.
3.

 

 

Beyond 2000 m/s club:
1.

 

 


Mod leaderboards:
1.
2.
3.

 

 

Good luck mad men engineers!

Edited by xoonZG

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Example submission:

In the VAB:
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In flight:
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Top speed in flight:
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Flight data:
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Summary:
The speed achieved was 1780 m/s at a top altitude of 317 m above sea level. 

 

Use this as a bench mark for future submissions. 

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Here's my 1st submission - The Glowing Needle (1795 m/s)

Here is SPH:

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In Flight: 

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Top Speed:

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Post-Flight Data:

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Edited by Ruuude

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46 minutes ago, xoonZG said:

1. Have the craft survive the top speed for 5 seconds. 

LOL! :D

Edit: If you can survive for 5 seconds, then you are not trying hard enough.

P.S. How about separate leaderboards for survivable and not-survivable entries.

Edited by AHHans

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44 minutes ago, AHHans said:

LOL! :D

Edit: If you can survive for 5 seconds, then you are not trying hard enough.

P.S. How about separate leaderboards for survivable and not-survivable entries.

Good idea. I will add that.

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My submission: The fast stick MK1

 

Here it is on the SPH:

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On the runway:

 

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Liftoff(it has to pitch up or else it crashes into the runway):

 

 

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Side booster separation:

 

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Moments before engine cutoff and capsule separation:

 

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Capsule separation:

 

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Crew ejection & parachute deployment:

 

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Results:

 

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more detailed imgur album here

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Fast stick MK2, my second submission:

In SPH:

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In flight:

 

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Fastest speed captured before stalling into the ocean:

 

 

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Results:

 

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more informative imgur album here

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51 minutes ago, Rakaydos said:

Can I steal other people's old Land Speed Record designs and post them here?

As long as you give them credit, I am ok with this. 

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I forgot to add, I did challenges 2 and 5, well, for 5 I included 4 and passengers, not 2. Not sure if that counts or not.

Edited by Robonoise

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11 minutes ago, Robonoise said:

I forgot to add, I did challenges 2 and 5, well, for 5 I included 4 and passengers, not 2. Not sure if that counts or not.

I will add 5, your craft still has launch clamps, which counts as a stage. 

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