Model X

Roll Over?

edited November -1 in Model X
How would one open the Falcon Wing doors in a roll over accident?

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  • edited November -1
    How do you open sliding doors in a rollover?
  • edited November -1
    Let me clarify my question:
    How would one open the Falcon Wing doors if the Model X is rolled over so that it is resting on its roof? Is there some sort of emergency 'break away' mechanism for the Falcon Wing doors?
  • edited November -1
    I think they have mentioned a system where the falcon doors detach in case of such emergency. Sorry, no link.
  • edited November -1
    Or, you can break the windows, if they don't break in the rollover already...
  • edited November -1
    Explosive bolts from SpaceX?
  • edited November -1
    At first I thought that because the doors had two hinges, the doors could be opened some way from the first (non roof) hinge. But after seeing the Model X in person, I noticed that the doors have tracks on the side of the B pillars which are used to move the door up before it can swing out.

    You can see this here:
    <img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9342173364_08a68c4f0d.jpg&quot; width="600" alt="Tesla Model X - Doors open">

    I guess it could still be opened from the first hinge (exploding bolts), but it wouldn't hinge out in a nice way.
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