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VIDEO: FALCON WING doors explained by Mark Templeton

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by slyastro, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. slyastro

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    Mark Templeton, who's got the 3rd Model X ever made (Elon Musk got the 1st one!), explains to a very curious young lady how the Falcon wing doors work. The sensors detects when a person is nearby ... so Mark is not hit by the door, even if he's very close ... except his glasses!


    Very good explanation of the difference between GULL WING doors and the FALCON WING doors!


    VIDEO: MODEL X FALCON WING DOORS EXPLAINED BY MARK TEMPLETON

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  2. ecarfan

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    For me that image is simply a photo, not a link to a video.
     
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    Just scroll down a little on the page and you will be able to see the video.
     
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    Great video, but omg... that voice...
     
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    Yea.... give him a chance to explain. Talking to her took a lot of patience. Good for Mark!
     
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    Thanks, that link didn't show in the post when viewed using the Tapatalk app in iOS.
    So I watched the video. The young lady is less of a "listener" and more of an "interrupter". Mark was very patient and gracious. Nice guy.
     
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    Here's a direct link to the video: Model X Falcon doors explained - YouTube
    BTW, which color is his car? Metallic Blue?
     
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    Wonderful, thanks for posting this link. I guess I'm not the only person who wanted to scream "just hush, we want to hear Mark!" at that first woman.
    Second videographer was much better at listening and recording. Did anyone else just want to laugh when the other driver had to physically lock and unlock his car?
     
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    Wow. Mark is a good guy to survive that with a pleasant attitude. And further to share the experience with all of us. Thanks.
     
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    Yes, it was very funny ... the orange car owner seemed worried that we would damage his car!

    By the way, I am the videographer for both scenes ... the young lady just came by like that with her dozens of questions and I said that I had to catch that on video! :cool:

    Sly
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I had to stop watching. I couldn't handle her. I don't know how he did!

     
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    Although she was interrupting Mark all the time, it's just because she was so excited to see the Model X for the first time.
     
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    I'm sure I would do the same thing like the lady if I see a Model X park in front of me. :tongue:
     
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    I'm glad you still have your hearing after filming that. I damn near lost mine just watching it.
     
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    You are both right, tesla calls it Deep Blue Metallic Paint on the design form. It looks beautiful in person.
     
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    Though the DeLorean video you presented is compelling, he's not wrong about a gullwing door and the additional space it would require. Imagine that DeLorean being the same height has the Model X (i.e. 66 inches tall instead of 45 inches). That would make that gullwing door significantly larger, especially the portion of the door that is on the side of the vehicle. The increased length of that portion of the door would make opening in an 11 inch space impossible, because every additional inch in door length would increase the arc of the door as it moves up to the open position.

    So maybe a gullwing door would work for the Model X if it were only 45 inches tall like the DeLorean, but it's an SUV and physics wins every time :wink:
     
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    He's still wrong the way he portrays gull wing door as flying way out on both sides of the car. While the FaWD provide a slight advantage with the middle hinge, it's minor. Properly hinged GWDs in the centerline of the roof won't swing out the way he portrays it would. The GWD still angle down and not out. So for that, he's still wrong, that's just not how gull wing doors work.

    Besides, he's not comparing the MX to other MX sized gullwing doors (because none exist). He's comparing it to existing GWD cars like the Delorean, MB 300SL, Bricklin.
     

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