New Challenge: Pilots

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New Challenge: Pilots

Postby bozoboy33 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:27 pm

Pilots are solutions in which the goal piece(s) never touch(es):

  • the ground (or the ceiling/walls, silly!)
  • moveable blocks such as those in The Wall or boulders such as those in Awash
The piece(s) may touch any part of your contraption(s).

This applies even after the goal piece(s) reach(es) the goal. As always, simple and/or champion solutions are preferred and will be given precedence. If you want to go for green/wheel-less/other arcane designations, more power to you, but they are not a requirement. I will update the list as I get time. Since I'm a firm believer that simple solutions are often boring, I will maintain a separate list for creative, novel, and ingenious contraptions. These are the ones that make you go, "Wow!"

Special cases:
  1. Four Balls: A Four Balls solution shall be considered a valid pilot if the goal pieces do not touch any level surfaces other than the one they start on.
  2. Back and Forth: A Back and Forth solution shall be considered a valid pilot if the ball is extricated from the ground by the contraption before entering the starting area (or the line extending above and below the beginning of the start area).
Special note:
It has come to my attention that Linkzcap came up with the basic idea for Pilot before I did. He called it Airborne. Although I hadn't heard of Airborne when I came up with this competition, I want his name to be associated with the Pilot designation as much as mine is.

Image Simple Pilots:
  1. Rolling Away :rodless: :green: :clean: 1 piece by coletm
  2. Reach Up :champ: :water: 8 pieces by NoelyD
  3. Mind the Gap :champ: 3 pieces by defect9
  4. Junkyard 5 pieces by defect9
  5. The Wall 6 pieces by wormzer
  6. On a Roll :champ: :brown: 2 pieces by Entity
  7. Full-up :champ: :green: 10 pieces by defect9
  8. Higher :champ: :green: 3 pieces by defect9
  9. Around the Bend :champ: :brown: 3 pieces by NightStryke
  10. Up the Hump :champ: 7 pieces by defect9
  11. Mission to Mars :champ: :green: 28 pieces by kelloran
  12. Up the Stairs :champ: 10 pieces by defect9
  13. Big Ball :champ: 6 pieces by defect9
  14. Four Balls* (open problem)
  15. Down Under (open problem)
  16. Awash (open problem)
  17. Handling :champ: 8 pieces by defect9
  18. Tube :champ: 8 pieces by timewarp
  19. Back and Forth* (open problem)
  20. Unpossible (open problem)
  21. U-turn :champ: 7 pieces by defect9

Image Ingenious Pilots:
  1. Rolling Away by defect9
  2. Reach Up by NoelyD
  3. Mind the Gap by defect9
  4. Junkyard by defect9
  5. The Wall by wormzer
  6. On a Roll by NoelyD
  7. Full-up (open problem)
  8. Higher by NoelyD
  9. Around the Bend by defect9
  10. Up the Hump by bozoboy33
  11. Mission to Mars by kelloran
  12. Up the Stairs (open problem)
  13. Big Ball (open problem)
  14. Four Balls* (open problem)
  15. Down Under (open problem)
  16. Awash (open problem)
  17. Handling (open problem)
  18. Tube by Lobsterlair
  19. Back and Forth* (open problem)
  20. Unpossible (open problem)
  21. U-turn by defect9

* — subject to special rules
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby NoelyD on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:46 pm

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby defect9 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:50 pm

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby bozoboy33 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:59 pm

Nice! I wasn't expecting anyone to beat my Rolling Away solution. :dance:

This is going to get interesting; especially with some of the later ones.
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby defect9 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:09 am

bozoboy33 wrote:Nice! I wasn't expecting anyone to beat my Rolling Away solution. :dance:

This is going to get interesting; especially with some of the later ones.


I expect lots of fun

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1313835

sadly, not a champion solution, but 5 pieces and it is pilot

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby NoelyD on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:56 am

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby noelyd on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:00 am

oops, last one touched the ball... here is a revised one.

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1314498
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby NoelyD on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:05 am

around the bend, green, not a champion though
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1314564
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby Dataman on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:31 am

On a Roll by Entity (not me), 2 pieces, from the Unattached Champions thread:

http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=1205054

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby defect9 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:26 am

NoelyD wrote:around the bend, green, not a champion though
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1314564


I apologize for coming in behind you and doing this

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1317943

6 pieces, champ style, who knows what else
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby bozoboy33 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:06 pm

Up the Hump

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=1330974

I also updated the lists and added some special cases for Four Balls and Back and Forth.
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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby wormzer on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:36 pm

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby kelloran on Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:55 pm

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

Postby NoelyD on Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:09 pm

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Re: New Challenge: Pilots

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