I wanted to run and cover my 3's eyes when I saw this.
According to his social media, he's getting the car back next week, but we don't know when the actual accident happened (he says "a while back). Curious to know how long the repair took too! Looks like just bumper damage so hopefully it was an easy swap/calibrate sensors fix.
Well, if the production line bottleneck is at the GF, then the factory should be stamping out and stocking up on panels for repairs. The suppliers have been delivering a lot more parts than Tesla has built cars; some of that should be getting diverted into the parts&repair pipeline and delivered to service centers. Heck, the Model 3 should have extraordinarily good parts availability.
Starting out, a rear wheel drive needs the chains more, or the car will not move. Conversely, when moving, you want the rear wheels to pull back on the car, to slow down, or the front end becomes the back end, if the front wheels were the only ones to have chains.
That said, I'm a little surprised that braking with rear wheels chained up was not able to stop the car.
As has been said, there are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.
interesting that front tires are lined up straight. eventually he turned the wheels after hitting back to 90°, or he didn't managed to steer against the sliding direction bacause the car breaked out so quickly due to fast accelerating or braking.