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  1. Mr.Dee

    CT2 vs CT3 Payload

    Sure, if that one criteria out of the list I provided happens to be the actual limiting factor. But for that to be true then you have to assume that you know that all 3 versions have different weights. The motors may have different weights, and so may the batteries. But you and I do not know...
  2. Mr.Dee

    CT2 vs CT3 Payload

    Payload can be defined based on a variety of factors. In some trucks, payload is the difference between curb weight and gross weight, meaning there are no limiting factors other than legal requirements. But with other trucks, you may be limited by power, or transmission capability. Also, there...
  3. Mr.Dee

    Name your top 5 reasons why you pre-ordered a Cybertruck

    1) Stainless. Trucks don't last more than a couple years where I'm from due to rust. The main reason I don't buy new. 2) 3500 lb. payload. I haul thousands of pounds on a regular basis. But a diesel or 3/4 ton gasser isn't ideal for my other hobbies. 3) No paint and thick body panels. I drive...
  4. Mr.Dee

    Tesla Releases High-Res Images of the Cybertruck

    When looking at objects from about 20' to infinity, there isn't much change in your focus. So looking at a car 50' in front of you and then into the mirror at a car 100' behind you doesn't take much time to focus. But, distances from 0' to 20' require a lot more effort to focus and take a lot...
  5. Mr.Dee

    Tesla Releases High-Res Images of the Cybertruck

    I'd be curious to know what it's like to drive a vehicle where the mirrors have been replaced by monitors. When looking out your windscreen your eyes are focusing on objects 100' away and when you glance at objects in the mirror at roughly the same distance, your eyes don't have to adjust very...
  6. Mr.Dee

    Tesla Releases High-Res Images of the Cybertruck

    That picture is showcasing the ability of the truck to automatically lower the rear suspension and lift the front suspension to help reduce the angle of the loading ramp. The truck will never look overloaded (up to it's max cargo load of 3500 lb.) because the air struts will automatically find...
  7. Mr.Dee

    Exoskelton fake news?

    Your statement assumes that the geometry would be the same between a steel part and a cast aluminum part. If that was true then so would be your statement. But that's not how engineering works. They know what the material properties are and they know where the fatigue limits are. Applied loads...
  8. Mr.Dee

    How strong will be CT's glass (Transparent Metal)?

    When you ask how strong it will be, are you looking for absolute numbers or just a relative comparison to other windshields? If you just assume all glass is made of the same material, then the curved windshields you mentioned are exactly the same strength as a flat windshield, as far as...
  9. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    They definitely do check these forums. I don't work for Tesla but I design vehicles and I check public and private forums related to the vehicles I design. On occasion I find reccuring complaints or requests for improvements and will implement them when I can or roll them into larger project scopes.
  10. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    Being able to melt it would be preferable in my opinion, although I don't have any experience with it. The difficulty I see is that the contact area between the door and door frame is wide, like 4-5 inches wide maybe? And probably a 10 ft perimeter? You'd have to heat all that in a relatively...
  11. Mr.Dee

    The sweet sound of an engine

    I'm in the mixed camp on this one. I'll miss the sounds of certain engines, but not others. Two of my cars have a v10, one of my cars has a 900 hp v8, and one of my trucks has a supercharged v8. Those sounds are a big part of the enjoyment for me and would be missed if replaced by an EV...
  12. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    I try not to make a habit of arguing concepts of physics with those who do not understand as they have no will to believe they could be wrong. However, I've seen many of your posts here and I believe you are a very intelligent person who has a good grasp on the world around you, so let's have a...
  13. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    To consider either the door handle or the solenoid as a lever in the context of this problem would be an incorrect assumption in the first place.
  14. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    I agree with you, but there are a few people here who have never seen a day below 28°F that are about to tell you that you're wrong 😂
  15. Mr.Dee

    How can the Tri-Motor Cybertruck at $70k possibly be real?

    When thinking about cost, most people default to the big items like sheet metal for the body and motors/engines and wheels/tires. What people usually forget is the nuts and bolts, literally. For structural attachments, they don't go down to Menards and grab some steel bolts for pennies a piece...
  16. Mr.Dee

    Parking in a city garage

    It's the same height as Ford Chevy GMC Dodge and Toyota and they fit fine.
  17. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    It's just under 1/8 inch thick.
  18. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    I get what you're saying. You're aware that this is already a problem that we all have to deal with currently but you're saying that Tesla has the opportunity to change that. I think the ideal scenario would be an external fingerprint sensor with a PIN pad. There are times where I go out to...
  19. Mr.Dee

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

    This, and even just rodent access to the interior in general. I've seen a lot of cars get trashed by mice. Not so much with trucks for whatever reason though.
  20. Mr.Dee

    Elon: Cybertruck will not have door handles!

    I don't disagree that I was being a smart ass. But I've seen a handful of people here say they have first hand experience struggling to get in their vehicles due to ice and then people who haven't experienced it say it must not be true. That's like telling someone it's not possible for them to...
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