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How fast can you drive with the Falcon doors open?

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  1. randy1077

    randy1077 Model X60 Vin 180XX. Reverved 8/11/2016

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    I want to know if there is a speed limit when the doors are open. Also, what is the maximum speed at which you can be traveling and still close the Falcon doors. Thanks!
     
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    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Somebody's planning a bank robbery.
     
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  3. NikeWings

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    Would that be before you take flight or after?
     
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    Volunteers??? Not it.
     
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    Who has an X loaner?
     
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    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    Too bad Mythbusters are not making new episodes. I heard the Model X lifts off at 75mph.
     
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  7. Ingineer

    Ingineer Electrical Engineer

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    I doubt they will limit the speed of the car, but like the pano roof on the S, it will probably refuse to close the doors over a certain speed.
     
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    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    Maybe someone should suggest it for the guy who "Hot BoX-ed" his X (like that?;)).

    He seems like someone who might actually try it...
     
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  9. randy1077

    randy1077 Model X60 Vin 180XX. Reverved 8/11/2016

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    so what I gather from all sarcasm is that you can drive and close them while moving. I only need them to work at ~10 MPH. I don't want to hold up the carpool line if I have to close my doors every time I inch forward.
     
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    Bank robbery to possible flight to carpool lane... Not the direction I was hoping this thread would take
     
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    @randy1077 you were hit up with humor because the question was unusual, unclear and frankly fun.

    OK, we can start over. Don't take this the wrong way, but .....why would you need/want to drive [in the car pool lane or FTM anywhere] with the GWDs open? For instance, opening GWDs/doors in our car pool lanes would risk the lives of motorcylcists which are allowed to lane split, so help us understand the nature of the question.
     
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    randy1077 Model X60 Vin 180XX. Reverved 8/11/2016

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    By carpool lane I mean the line to pickup my kids from school, not the HOV lane.
     
  13. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    You must be new here. :)
     
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    Well crafted. As soon as I saw the thread title, I was going to post something similar. *applause*
     
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  15. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    My friend MaxK drove his in a 4th of July parade with the falcon wing doors open the whole time. So it can be done.

    Having said that, be super careful. There is a thread on here about someone driving theirs into the garage with the doors open, smashing the door into the wall.
     
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    Aaaaaha! And look, you got an answer from @LoL Rick.
    Now can we go back to our visual of you robbing a bank and then soaring thru the skies? :D
     
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    FWIW, I sent a recommendation to Tesla to disable driving with FWDs open by default, but to provide an onscreen override (mostly for cases where the door or sensor aren't registering the door being closed). I personally don't recommend driving with them open, especially around interested kids. But your situation likely differs from what I'm imagining.
     
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    I'm afraid my imagination is like yours, and I love your idea! Have you got any response/feedback from Tesla?
     
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    Please, not another acronym for the Falcon Wing Doors. Let's stick with FWD. They are not "Gull Wing Doors".
     
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    Ooops....not even thinking about gulls......weird.
    Probably just old-mind-merge from typing GSP earlier, thanks for the jolt. I mean volt. I mean bolt. ;)
     
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