Water Drainage

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Water Drainage

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Water Drainage

  • Water Drainage

  • Steven G. Bueche

    Member
    March 20, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Aperta is a beautiful vehicle. Sweeping lines that all serve a purpose.

    Has anyone noticed where the water channels around the rear hatch or door hinges/latch to determine where it escapes? I know it’s like looking for a drainage hole in a photograph but I can’t see any or exit holes from the outside.

    We’ve all seen sunroofs with those 1/2′ corrugated drainage hoses that get clogged and allow water to fill up our floor pans in the past. Why they go with corrugated hoses is beyond me. I’m sure it’s for collapse reasons but they always clog and give us a mini nightmare when it happens.

    Any thoughts or answers?

  • Paul Schultz

    Member
    March 20, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    I wonder if drain holes/tubes were not even part of the alpha vehicles. Good point for consideration though.

  • Scott Gilbert

    Member
    March 20, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    What about the radio antenna? In glass panel? Shark fin? Aero styling?

    • John LaRocque

      Member
      March 21, 2022 at 12:23 pm

      Since the roof is all composite I suspect they can put it anywhere up there. GPS and cellular (in included) might need more careful placement but again I’m guessing they can just be embedded in the roof.

    • GLENN ZAJIC

      Member
      March 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm

      My understanding is that there is no radio. Not certain they will stay with that decision.

      • V Pilot

        Member
        March 21, 2022 at 5:17 pm

        I hope they do include one. If ElectraMeccanica can put one in their super cheap Solo, aptera can certainly put one in theirs.

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      March 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      Most composites are EM-transparent: Aptera could put an antenna anywhere they wanted in the body of the vehicle, so long as it wasn’t beneath a metal component, and have flawless, uninterrupted reception.

  • Vernon Michael Gardner

    Member
    March 21, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Good points. Most vehicles have drainage holes in the bottom of every door and in the floorboard in case water or other liquids get into the vehicle. Windows and sunroofs are not water tight they require four or more drains. Most car doors have a minimum of three to four drains. I’m curious also as to how they will let the condensation out from the air conditioning and if somebody accidentally leaves a window open during a rainstorm.

    As to a radio, most phones have a radio built in that have an earphone jack, the earphones act as the antenna. I’m not big on commercials or pay services and usually just put on my music on my phone and play it through the audio system of my car. If I want the most recent news or traffic information I look it up on my phone and play it through my car. Androids have something called my daily brief and I’m sure Apple has something very similar that provides you with the latest news and or traffic information.

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