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The other missed item is the stainless steel panels are 3 dimensional. It's not just sheets of 30x welded together. There's a lot more stainless steel inside the exterior skin that he's not accounting for.
 

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He also accounts for a "skateboard" platform during his analysis. Wouldn't that suggest a body on frame fabrication versus the exoskeleton that's been widely discussed? I don't think his final conclusions are off by much considering the statements from Elon, but his specific accounting seems off to me.
 

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The other missed item is the stainless steel panels are 3 dimensional. It's not just sheets of 30x welded together. There's a lot more stainless steel inside the exterior skin that he's not accounting for.
Right. I think the frame/body will weigh at least double what this guy projects. Which will add about 800 lbs to his number, which brings it in line with what other people have projected: 5,250 - 5,500 lbs.
 
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