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  1. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    I love your thought process here! Rather than a trailer it might be lighter and simpler to have retractable wheels on your boat. The best part is no part! As for steering I’d hazard a guess you could port the steering inputs electronically to the rudder rather than a mechanical transfer. I’m...
  2. Timoj

    The Cyber Truck may pay for itself.

    Both Elon and JB Straubel (when he worked at Tesla) stated that V2G is unlikely in Tesla vehicles because they want to prioritise vehicle experience over functionality as a power source. The cost/benefit of changing the battery chemistry to accommodate both is too much of a compromise. That...
  3. Timoj

    Elon, it's finally time to release the Kraken!!!

    I can see where you’re going with this, but Tesla is a very strong competitor and Rivian do appear to have compelling products. I think those two alone will drag the of the market off a cliff, whether they fly or not will be a good thing.
  4. Timoj

    Elon, it's finally time to release the Kraken!!!

    I don’t think Elon or Tesla are looking in the rear view mirror contemplating the poor design choices of the legacy OEMs. By giving them a little space and air time, the likes of Ford GM and Rivian wrestle their own narrative into the pickup truck zeitgeist. The mission is to accelerate the...
  5. Timoj

    Update from Elon: Cybertruck production starting late 2022 and volume production in 2023

    it’s not going to be a fundamental issue for the share price. The later delivery will be just like Model 3 being delivered after Chevy Bolt. Neither the Ford or GM are planning the production volume Tesla is. Teslas vertical integration from the steel to the batteries will ensure they dominate...
  6. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    I think we need someone much smarter than me to calculate the displacement of the truck. We could find the open bed might not make much difference if open or closed. The formula for calculating volumetric weight is length x width x height (cm) / 5000.
  7. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    With With the right elastic baffles it could fold itself back into storage trays in custom made Rocksliders/running boards under the doors. This is one of the reasons I’m hoping Cybertruck has customisable UI with power/ control ports for accessories.
  8. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    Submerging will be easy… the hard bit will be getting it to come back up.
  9. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    I think the Cybertruck should have enough inherent buoyancy to float on its own to enable a transition to foils. The wings/foils could double as a bumpers or store behind them.
  10. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    I was thinking both a blower and the onboard compressor. If designed well there should be enough room to store deflated pontoons in a running board box.
  11. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    Hydro foil option for regular long distance lake journeys.
  12. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    Inflatable pontoon option for overlanders looking to cross the occasional body of water.
  13. Timoj

    Amphibious Cybertruck

    Imagine to your hearts content. How is this actually going to work? How would these accessories integrate into Cybertruck?
  14. Timoj

    The only cybertruck accessory I want.

    This totally doable. There are a few working hydrofoil cars. With air suspension to pull the wheels up out of the way, it could work “relatively” easily.
  15. Timoj

    Why I want Cybertruck in 50000 pictures or less

    I don’t have a wallet anymore.
  16. Timoj

    Why I want Cybertruck in 50000 pictures or less

    Just glue a spare key card to the inside of your bumper; eg. near the tow hook panel. Or behind you the licence plate.
  17. Timoj

    CT rear bumper is not a bumper

    The materials choice is going to be an interesting one. Increasing strength whilst only adding lightness is an exercise in compromise. A Titanium honeycomb with UHMWPE sandwich might give the desirable function qualities but I’d hazard a guess the cost and complexity of manufacture might...
  18. Timoj

    CT rear bumper is not a bumper

    Ever heard of a roo bar / bull bar?
  19. Timoj

    What is your biggest Cybertruck question you'd like answered by Tesla before committing to purchase?

    The external panels on a regular vehicle are not significant component in crumple zones; it’s the stuff underneath that forms the main crumple zones. In Cybertruck that is now the outside. Small overlap and side impact are going to likely be best in Automotive industry. Spreading the loads over...
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