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Falcon wing door - rain concern?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by yoyofather, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. yoyofather

    yoyofather Member

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    Since the the upper part of the door splits and lifts away from the roof, is there any concern in rainy days? Will the water drip into the car along the edges?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I don't have any concerns.

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    The rear door of the Model S has not been a problem with leaking into the interior when open - the Model X door design actually appears it will provide MORE protection from overhead elements, rather than allow less protection.
     
  3. edisonfok

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    Personally I don't worry about this problem, because the water will follow the sealing strip and down to the ground. Although I am not sure can the water gets into the car through the rotating hinge/axis. Hope somebody can tell me.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Since the final X design has yet to be shown, I think we're all going to have to be patient a little while longer for answers.
     
  5. Nubo

    Nubo Test Mule

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    Millions of sunroofs and moon-roofs running around without leaks.

    Then again, my Dad's Chevy Nova convertible always threw a few drops at you when it was raining.
     
  6. roblab

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    It's sort of like the trunk lid on all cars. Sure, water collects. You open the trunk, water slides off, goes in the gutter around the trunk lid opening, and runs off.

    Could also compare it to the rear hatch. Water collects, runs off, into drain system. to the ground. I don't think it will be any huge physical problem to get the water to run off.

    It does not follow the hinges.
     
  7. TylerCA

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    I'm sure they will have this figured out.
     
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    Elon mentioned on today's call that they are focusing a lot on getting this right
     
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    Model x passengers will get wet in the rain when opening/closing falcon doors?

    Any thoughts?
     
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  11. T B

    T B President, Tesla Club Sweden

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    Breaking news: Model X passengers will get wet in the rain after they have left the vehicle!
     
  12. doctorwho

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    Don't tell me that Elon Musk can't stop the rain!
     
  13. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    While I have a lot of confidence in Tesla to get this right, I am reminded of the all-too-true comment by one wit on these boards after a few months of winter weather in 2012: "Everything that's not quite right about the Model S is the result of it being engineered in California." Since it does rain in NoCal, though, I expect that they'll get this right.
     
  14. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Conventional car doors provide no rain protection; I would think the Falcon doors will provide more protection.
     
  15. shady

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    Actually, it doesn't anymore!
     
  16. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Wow how did you get to test drive/ride in a Model X in the rain?!?
     
  17. ZsoZso

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    I would be more worried about low ceiling garage than the rain...
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    There are well documented proximity sensors for that. Doors will stop short of the ceiling/obstruction.
     
  19. Takumi

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    What if the sensors are malfunctioning?
     
  20. huntjo

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    Well then you're hosed.
    See also: what if a tornado strikes your garage
    And: what if I forget to charge for six months and then my power won't open the falcon door? My child could die in there!!!! Damn you Musk you've dooms us all!!!1!one
     

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