Community Build Initiative: Solar System Racer


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    Jun 30, 2013
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    Oh... Hello…
    Nauvran here, it’s time for another build initiative!

    The Solar System Race is coming soon so it’s time to go racing.
    But oh no, we don’t have any racing ships! Go build one so we can join the competition and hopefully win, do Trident proud!

    Some pointers for your build:
    • RED GOES FASTAH(doesn’t mean it has to be red)
    • Speed is key
    • No JumpDrives
    • Small crew(max 3 crew) or solo pilot
    • Local solar system racer, think a sprint throughout a system

    So, the rules for the competition are as follows:
    • Ship entries should be uploaded to Starmade Community Content and linked in this thread.
    • The size of your entries must not exceed 75 meters in any axis. This includes any docked entities in their resting positions.*
    • Your entry has to appear to be a functional solar system racer.
    • No Jump Drives.
    • Weapons and turrets are allowed, but not necessary.
    • Interior is required; We highly recommend at least some kind of cockpit or control room.
    • Minimal systems are required. Ship needs to be flyable.
    • No modded blocks.
    • There is a time limit of one and a half(1.5) months after this thread is created to submit your entries; this will be on the 2 of April at 23:59/11:59pm UTC+1.
    • There is no limit on the amount of entries you can make; each entry will be judged on its own merits.
    *Docked entities have to be inside the size limit in their default resting position; I.e. closed doors that, in their default state, are inside the limit but outside when open/active are fine.

    Score system
    Exterior: 0/10 How good the exterior is
    Interior: 0/10 How good the interior is
    Purpose: 0/10 How well the ship fits its design brief (this also includes interaction/integration of the purpose of the ship)

    Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
    You can find us here on SMD or in the Trident’s Corner discord, where you can find other contestants and discuss the entries, among other things. PM me here or on Discord for the link.

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    Jul 1, 2013
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    I like this, Im gonna do it this time!

    It is done.

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    colonel lacu

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    Aug 1, 2015
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    I've gone and made a racer.
    JRS-Corbin Racer

    Modified from an old shuttle i had made like 5 years ago.
    I basically just removed armor, weapons & shields. updated the reactor to the new system and remade the whole interior.
    I've heard a quote; "if you change or repair all parts of a boat, is it still the same boat?"
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    this ship t is small and fast with 2 large engines on it and a tractor

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    Mar 10, 2016
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    I know it would be misguided to ask such advice from fellow competitors if we were actually planning to race, but...

    Which tractor beam mode should we set on turrets?

    The "hold" mode seems like the safe bet, but would that slow the beamed ship absolutely or relative to you? Dragging them after yourself, once you passed them?

    I guess hold is the only feasible option on automatic turrets, since you can't change their state on the fly (pull while ahead of you, push once behind - only with wireless logic, which would be more problematic than to just have a manual tractor system).
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