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She took dad's car for a spin - literally

Discussion in 'Model S' started by HyperMiler, May 4, 2016.

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  1. Edmond

    Edmond Permanon

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    I made this remark further up Ron (in German), and was chastised. Idc. If a child is running wild, they need to be put into military school, or put out of the house.

    They must not yet know how hard life is and need to be shown some tough love. Those who think otherwise, are inexperienced. It is damned hard to make good money.
     
  2. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    That's so sad. If you've got to drive an ICE, might as well make the most of it and drive a stick. :)
     
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  3. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    great analogy - that titanium armored tub is amazing. I'm here today due to the great work of an A-10 pilot out of MDARNG. Those guys were amazing!
     
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  4. HyperMiler

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    Sent you a pm (aka "conversation") regarding that comment.
     
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  5. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

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    Actually, it's aluminum tank armour. The titanium is just for the skid plates. Sill amazing though.
     
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  6. Edmond

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    Why yes.
    I remember.
     
  7. McRat

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    The Tesla uses no heat treated bullet resistant armor. It has a 3mm titanium skidplate to protect the battery.

    The A10 uses titanium heat treated armor. The M113 uses 7075 heat treated aluminum armor, but it is way too thick to use for aircraft, nor would it be worth a flying fvck at a rolling donut.

    A Warsaw Pact 23mm will go through 7075-T651 like a hot knife through butter. Even 12.7 mm will demolish aluminum armor.

    The A10 will absorb 23mm hits with a >70% suppression level.
     
  8. weak_pig

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    What form of punishment is appropriate if your child totaled your tesla?
     
  9. DuplexDianne

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    Would be great if you could control speed via phone app...then when your car gets stolen (is that even possible with a Tesla?) you can change the max speed to 5 mph which would surely gain the public's attention....it would be like parade speed, lol.
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

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    You can steal the fob, then it becomes easy. You can also use a tow truck.
     
  11. HyperMiler

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    Thanks for not responding.

    Considering the affected might be reading this? o_O OTT to an LDC degree.:(
     
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  12. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    Happy Dad! I'm sure he's discouraging anyone else from learning at this point...
     
  13. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    2 years, you can get him in a Model 3! :D
     
  14. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Legal or illegal?;)
     
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  15. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Another great thing about learning to drive in a Smart is it's a cinch to parallel park for the test. :D
     
  16. mhpr262

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    An old and tired myth. I have driven a Fiat Panda with 34hp and a Lancia Y10 with 45 hp for many years (many thousands of kilometers on the German Autobahn) and I am still driving a Panda with 55hp. I have never had a bad situation that was attributable to lack of horsepower, only to lack of attention and bad judgement a few times. And I don't doubt those mistakes would have been worse, and more frequent, in a powerful car.
     
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  17. SmartElectric

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    Talk of the A10 Warthog and 23mm ammo certainly comes to mind...

    My teenager is driving my Smart ED (adult passenger required by Ontario law) and knows the Tesla option is "right out".
     
  18. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    The great thing about this misadventure is that they all survived and we can joke about the A10 Warthog and 23 mm ammo. Thank goodness for them, they screwed up in a Tesla! Amazing!
     
  19. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I was always impressed by how agile the A-10 was flying overhead when I was in the field.
     
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  20. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

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    It's also a cinch to roll over.
     

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