Winger

  • Download count 138
  • Unique foldername winger
  • Skin(s) for
  • Based on The Boss Pack
  • Release date 2020-07-05
  • Version from 2020-10-26
  • Version
  • RVW-ID 24294
  • Category
  • Score
    96/100 (4 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Remodel
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Top speed mph
  • Total weight kg
  • Acceleration m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?

    Car: Winger
    Class: Special (Jet powered)
    Rating: Semi-Pro
    Trans: 4WD
    Top Speed: 38MPH
    Accel: good
    Handling: great
    Mass: 2.0kg

    Winger isnt the average offroad truck. For one, it's source of propulsion comes from two jet thrusters strapped to the back of it. Those Jets give you the advantage of a great top speed, but at the cost of mediocre acceleration. Being a short course truck, winger naturally has great response and offroad handling. However, because of it's tall ride height, you can find yourself tipping over if you hit a wall or land a jump at an awkward angle.

    Special thanks to Norfair for the wheel texture, FrenchFry for feedback, and Hi-Ban for the original Traxxas Slash model.

    Includes classic and IO parameters


    Skins for this car

    RVSC 4×4, by thatmotorfreak
    Skorpyon, by thatmotorfreak
    Rocketman, by Durtvan
    Redemtional, by LukaVolt

1 comment on “Winger

  1. I could just copy and paste the description, and all of it would fit and be accurate. Winger does exactly what is promises it will when you first look at it. It’s a trophy truck with a surprise in the back, and a powerful one at that. Jet engines strapped alongside the winglets make the model stand out from other typical 4×4 racer kind of cars. It all looks captivating and well-made. Four paintjobs are available in the base pack, and they’re pretty much all the same, just with different colour schemes.

    Hot damn, it has jet engines. And they work! The moment you start, I mean take off, you’ll see flames coming out of both jets. Upon closer inspection they’re just mock-ups, but hey – they still work very nicely and correspond to the speed and amount of throttle. There’s also a custom jet-like engine sound included, which makes the experience all the better. You might find the pitch a tad high and a little tiring after a while, but it’s not a big nuisance.

    Winger’s params are well within it’s designated Semi-Pro rank. Top speed of 59kph isn’t exactly the highest, but that’s balanced properly by brilliant acceleration rate. Receiving part of the drivetrain is also exceptionally good on all surfaces. Tyres offer a great amount of grip on tarmac without making the car overly prone to understeer, yet on loose ground they’re slippery enough to make cornering smooth. Suspension might surprise you, as it’s more rigid when level than a trophy truck body would suggest, but it still lands jumps in a stable manner.

    What you might not like about Winger is its low weight. Sure, it helps with manoeuverability and enables more raw speed, but it also makes you fairly vulnerable to weapon hits and traffic. It also tends to tumble around once you do lose contact with surface on one side. Low speed agility is also subpar, making hairpins tough to navigate without initiating slides. In general though the Winger is a comfortable and fun car to race in, and although it’s not a speed demon, it has more than enough good characteristics to make up for it.

    Pros:
    – Jet engines with custom sound
    – Stellar acceleration
    – Very versatile on track, with minor exceptions
    – Stable handling and good suspension

    Cons:
    – Low weight may become problematic under fire or in heavy traffic
    – Paintjobs are nice enough, but monotonous
    – Steering is a bit too rigid for narrow sections of tracks
    – Jet sound pitch may get tiring after a while

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