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Arrrgh! Trigger words used! Must resist!!Um, no. The stainless steel skins were never intended to carry the entire load, it's always been a sandwich type of construction where the skin stiffens the underlying structure. Anyone who understands manufactured structures understood that from the beginning. That's how an airplane, which is the analogy used by Elon, carries the load applied to the airframe. The skin is only part of the structure.
The wheels and suspension were never going to be attached to 3mm stainless steel sheet metal as the only structure. The skin of a commercial airliner is just thin aluminum, yet it adds incredible strength to the rest of the exoskeleton. But the previous year has informed me that you are not willing to be informed.
Well I'm glad we've finally managed to get you to eat your humble exoskeleton sandwich at least.
Previously, not so long ago, your position was that the CT was purely gutless and was all just held together by the skin of it's teeth. Lol.