M-Line

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  • Unique foldername chibibus
  • Skin for
  • Track Mod for
  • Based on DreamKaster’s Wacky R/Cs
  • Release date 2023-04-30
  • Version from 2023-06-19
  • Version 2.0
  • RVW-ID 36603
  • Category
  • Score
    98/100 (7 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Original
  • Engine Electric
  • Transmission 4WD
  • Top speed 32.3 mph
  • Total weight 1.8 kg
  • Acceleration 1.59 m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?
  • Online multiplayer compatible?

    Update v2.1: Reworked parameters. M-Line is now heavier from 1.5kg > 1.8kg. Tweaked engine ratio and top speed slightly. Tweaked AI settings.

    Part of the SD02 line that succeeded the original Starfire GT.

    In early 2023, VolTranS (Volt Transportation Services) added several 30-foot buses to their fleet. These short buses follow the newly implemented Metropolitan Line, which takes riders through strategic downtown locations in the city. Prior to launch, VolTranS initiated a promotional campaign with raffle prizes including several limited-edition RC buses.

    These toys are built on Toy-Volt's SD02M chassis. Unlike the SD02, the SD02M chassis uses an aluminum fender frame which slightly increases the center of gravity and weight of the chassis. In addition, weights were added to the bottom of the chassis to offset the tall body and improve the center of gravity. Due to this, M-Line has a weightier feel than normal chibis.

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    Tips:

    • M-Line is a momentum car with extremely slow acceleration but excellent cornering and good top speed. It loosely follows the "Phat Slug" archetype.
    • The handling is both heavy and sluggish. Steer smoothly as if you're driving a real bus.
    • Approaching ramps and landing straight is always a good idea given how tall the vehicle is relative to its short wheelbase and width.
    • Although its pace can be good on the right tracks, it is overall a poor racer due to its quirks and faults.

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    Misc:

    • This car shares proportions with burner94's Starefire GT.
    • The model and default texture are heavily based off of the Gillig 30-foot low-floor buses in Polk County, Iowa. The alternate skin is based off of buses used in Orange County, California.
    • The "M" in "M-Line" stands for either "Metro" or "Mini". Your pick.

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    Changelog:

    • v1.1 - M-Line split into separate player and AI parameters.
    • v1.2 - M-Line is merged back to a single car. Parameters have been redone. Changes to steer rate, steer ratio, inertia, linear resistance, wheel friction, ride heightr, and suspension. Fixed body.prm.
    • v1.3 - fixed minor texture issue.
    • v1.4 - Parameter and model tweaks.
    • v2.0 - new chassis model, new carbox, and new parameters
    • v2.1 - new parameters and AI tweaks.

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