OCDetailing Model 3 video - non-obvious features

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  • open/closing cooling vents at front of car
  • no attachment points found for front license plate holder - will need to stick and/or drill.
  • view of frunk, frunk can be locked.
  • no sign of towing attachment points in back.
  • view through trunk with one rear seat down.
 

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Every time I see this guy, I get more and more anxious about leaving my car with a shop for a day :(
He seems pretty careless handling someone else’s car.

And the front plate holder comes covered in double stick tape, seems pretty obvious that it is stuck on, no drilling required.
 

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Every time I see this guy, I get more and more anxious about leaving my car with a shop for a day :(
He seems pretty careless handling someone else’s car.
When I first saw how the aero wheel covers were stacked right on top of each other in the trunk, I cringed.
 

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no sign of towing attachment points in back.
He says, looking a panel which covers where any such signs would be expected to be found...

I wouldn't expect to be able to see a tow hitch attachment point, given the look and design goals. For tow hitch models, I suspect they would replace that lower panel.

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I've never seen a honeycomb frame on the underside of a hood before (@2:45). My guess is that it helps with crash safety.
 

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I've never seen a honeycomb frame on the underside of a hood before (@2:45). My guess is that it helps with crash safety.
Could be. It could also be to prevent the aluminum hood from denting easily when pressed down upon. For example, the Gen 1 Volt's aluminum hood (without reinforcement) is known to be susceptible to denting.
 

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I've never seen a honeycomb frame on the underside of a hood before (@2:45). My guess is that it helps with crash safety.
Some engineer or designer convinced Elon that hexagonal was the way to go there, and I have no idea what they used. What do hexagons do here?

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Every time I see this guy, I get more and more anxious about leaving my car with a shop for a day :(
He seems pretty careless handling someone else’s car.
I read this before I watched the video and I thought "geez it can't be that bad" but oh my god was I wrong. That was unbearable. I would murder someone that treated my new car that way.

Also, he seams to be posting these videos before he takes the time to actually figure out what he's looking at. I feel I have to watch them because they are some of the only videos we have but part of me wishes he wouldn't have made them at all because they are so full of misleading information (front license plate bracket, software, etc).
 
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I read this before I watched the video and I thought "geez it can't be that bad" but oh my god was I wrong. That was unbearable. I would murder someone that treated my new car that way.

Also, he seams to be posting these videos before he takes the time to actually figure out what he's looking at. I fell I have to watch them because they are some of the only videos we have but part of me wishes he wouldn't have made them at all because they are so full of misleading information (front license plate bracket, software, etc).
the latest one I just watched I think is the worst. slaps the charge port closed, says the screws included to attache the plate to the front bracket are for attaching the bracket to the bumper, on and on about what isn't finished in the UI... overall just a **** representation of misinformation and carelessness.
 

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I read this before I watched the video and I thought "geez it can't be that bad" but oh my god was I wrong. That was unbearable. I would murder someone that treated my new car that way.

Also, he seams to be posting these videos before he takes the time to actually figure out what he's looking at. I fell I have to watch them because they are some of the only videos we have but part of me wishes he wouldn't have made them at all because they are so full of misleading information (front license plate bracket, software, etc).
This guy is irresponsible and not helping matters. I wish he’d stop posting videos about Model 3 because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about but he’s getting clicks which is what he wants.

Patience folks, we will reward you soon

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Watching these videos I'm thinking, how is he posting this when so many others have said they can't or won't post videos like this. He doesn't seem to be an employee so is he using someone else's car? Possibly without the owner's permission and posting these quickly to promote his business. If this was my car I would be livid.
 

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Every time I see this guy, I get more and more anxious about leaving my car with a shop for a day :(
He seems pretty careless handling someone else’s car.

And the front plate holder comes covered in double stick tape, seems pretty obvious that it is stuck on, no drilling required.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. There is no way I’m letting this car sit unattended waiting for delivery and there is no way I would let this car be in the possession of a shop like OCDetailing for more than a part of a day with me sitting in the shop.
 

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An interesting aspect of the video, very close to the end, was the frameless door raising the window automatically as he shut it.
 

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An interesting aspect of the video, very close to the end, was the frameless door raising the window automatically as he shut it.
This is very common in frameless doors.

When the door is closed and you grab the handle the window drops a bit. Then when you close the door the window goes back up.

If you’re going to get your windows tinted you’ll see that they trick the car into thinking your door is closed by confusing the sensor so that they can tint the whole piece of glass.
 

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I've never seen a honeycomb frame on the underside of a hood before (@2:45). My guess is that it helps with crash safety.
Area moment of inertia. Same reason you use I beams and profile sections rather than solid bars, same reason you use trusses, etc. Area moment of inertia (I) is proportional to the distance from the midline squared. Stress in an object is proportional to I, and bending proportional to I². So the deeper your patterning, the stronger it will be and especially the less it will bend.

As for why hex? Well, the best would be a lattice between two layers, but that'd be way too hard to manufacture - you want something you can simply stamp out. For a given amount of mass, a hex grid provides the most uniform distribution of strength. By contrast, if you wanted all of the strength on one axis, you'd use simple corrugations.

Still, interesting to see a high relief 2d profile stamped out hex grid on alumium; I wonder what approach they used to manufacture it. Maybe hot stamping followed by tempering? Because surely they've got a good temper on it, annealed alumium just has too low of a tensile strength - but tempered alumium wouldn't withstand stamping like that. Either way, it's good design from both a structural and aesthetic perspective. :)
 
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The guy deserves some credit. He's given us a close look of the car. He's just a bit rough handling everything he touches like the charge port and the door slamming. I think the frunk is ajar because he couldn't slam it shut but only requires a firm down pressure. He should work at Tesla product durability dept.