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  1. Concorde launched micro sat.

    I want to identify those and correct my assumptions, but I cannot pick them out from your reply. Actually, many of the facts you state are the reasons for this idea in the first place. The intent of this thought experiment is to explore an alternate type of reusable first stage. Like any new...
  2. Any news on a mid gate?

    If you care about which compartment something is in, you can see where the yoke is on that particular vehicle. When speaking generally about a feature in that area, without a specific vehicle to reference, it is probably more relevant whether it is near driver or near passenger, not so much the...
  3. Concorde launched micro sat.

    So there is this air pressure/vacuum cannon. It could be made much larger. Concorde can fly 2,179 km/h and 18.3km high. It has hydraulic systems to reconfigure the nose. Pressurized fuselage. Cruises at altitudes where air pressure is quite low. Fuselage internal length 39.32 m...
  4. Report: Tesla Orders Equipment to Produce Cybertruck’s Drive Unit

    This is an early Model S drivetrain unit https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Tesla-Model-S-Drivetrain-Unit.jpg Later models acquired structural ribs and other features, but the dual cylinder layout reveals a clear forward looking design intent. The inverter does not need to be...
  5. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    I've still got my old Logitech momo wheel.
  6. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    Its clear. Probably a 4 bar linkage with air actuator.
  7. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    The curb is a good idea. It got me thinking there could be an inflatable actuator on the bottom edge of the ramp that helps push it up. The steepness is really only a problem when we try to accelerate up too fast. We could drive onto the bottom part of the ramp, wait for the inflation to...
  8. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    Thank you for engaging on these challenges. Lots of good ideas in there, still processing. https://eksobionics.com/ is a bit of what is available right now if you want to feel like Ironman. If the chair could lower me enough to pick up a dropped pen and raise me enough to do dishes and cook...
  9. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    Off the top of my head typical powerchairs are 24"-28" wide. 17-24" seat height, Seated height to top of head 48-60", total length about the same as user seated height. 10-13" tall drive tires, 5-9" casters, wheelbase 26-50" Rehab chairs are 250lbs to 450lbs. Regular chairs support users up...
  10. Use by people with mobility impairment.

    For someone mobility challenged, the potential to get in your FSD vehicle by yourself, have it take you to a destination, and get out by yourself can be life changing. Lets discuss what it will take for Tesla to build the first vehicle equally accessible to abled and disabled solo operators...
  11. Winch - What is the priority?

    If you only need one voltage, why would you use multiple converters? Just more current? How about more capacity instead? The problem solved by modular converters is accommodating a few different accessories that require different voltages using a single part number. Maybe the solution is to...
  12. Winch - What is the priority?

    That gentleman and I share almost every feature you describe except I can still walk briefly and use my arms. It makes a universe of difference, but I partially share his point of view. Any chance for an outing is treasured. I'm sure he appreciates it deeply. Wheelchair accessibility as a...
  13. Winch - What is the priority?

    A 24v power tap on cypertruck would be useful for charging a power wheelchair as well. We're looking at CT as a WAV because of the powered ramp and possible midgate to slide off the wheelchair and into the drivers seat. Might be nice to charge up the kid's hoverboard too. What if the 12v tap...
  14. Winch - What is the priority?

    I suspect it takes more for you to really be in trouble than the rental car warrior that wants to see what this off roading thing is about. Offroad FSD is probably for them (the rental companies), but your input would be needed to make it better.
  15. Winch - What is the priority?

    These ones interest me. Central Tire Inflation System gets a big thumbs up. If you have onboard compressor stock, CTIS should at least be an option. SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) is already implemented, but we need the ability to supplement with additional map sources...
  16. Winch - What is the priority?

    A plastic barbie power wheels jeep with a 12Ah battery can operate a Warn Zeon 12s winch briefly and pull itself out. An RV with the same winch and 900Ah battery bank might not. It isn't about being able to operate a winch, its about being able to get the job done. Figure out what the vehicle...
  17. “Crawl Control” for the Cybertruck?

    I think Tesla might say the removal of the redlines indicates they are more advanced. Rather than display a warning, the car just takes care of that for you. AI makes the decisions about what action to do next, then calls a subroutine to perform the action. It would be trivial for the first...
  18. Tesla designed Hydraulic winch option on all 4 corner

    CT should just use "the force" to pull itself out.
  19. “Crawl Control” for the Cybertruck?

    https://jalopnik.com/self-driving-trucks-could-be-on-texas-highways-by-2023-1849089082 If I share the road with an autonomous truck that someone else put there, is it still my decision because I knowingly chose to manually drive where they do so autonomously? Do I really have a choice other...
  20. “Crawl Control” for the Cybertruck?

    Deep pockets can only accelerate development so fast. There are hard limits like the number of people and equipment which can physically occupy a space at one time. Mining, refining, transportation of raw materials, production of finished batteries have to be done serially, in that order and...
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