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End of 1st Qtr! Cybertrucks, Boring Tunnel & Casting Piers! 25 Mar 2024 Giga Texas Update (09:05AM)

Mar 31, 2024
Hi everyone, it's Joe, thanks for watching my Giga Texas build

update

video. Hello everyone, welcome back to Giga Texas, it's Monday March 25th which means this is the last week of the first quarter of

2024

, it's hard to believe and I know it. Tesla is working hard to try to get many of the vehicles to as many customers as possible, so we'll see how that all plays out at the end of this week. We had some thunderstorms and rain in the area today, so I interrupted my drone flight a bit and had to stop flying for about 40 minutes and then resume, so you'll probably see some changes in the video.
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Now, some things I want to talk about. I'll see around the site today that of interest first at the west exit lot and the superchargers, also at the end of line facilities, many fewer cyber trucks than we saw in my video on Friday and that's because many of them have been sent. site and I think that is a great sign and as you can see in some of the images that I have been showing you there is a lot less to see but there is still a lot more and then if we take a look at the east side, test and calibration lot, we can see it's a similar story there too, of course it's Monday now so production is starting to pick up after the weekend and we'll see a lot more being produced here this week.
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More Interesting Facts About,

end of 1st qtr cybertrucks boring tunnel casting piers 25 mar 2024 giga texas update 09 05am...

The

tunnel

also drilled on the west side looks like they are continuing with more preparations to begin excavation of the

tunnel

. I saw several crews on the drill head going into the drill head doing some extra work, so it looks like it's pretty close, but I don't. I don't know exactly when that's going to happen, changing gears across the road, taking a look at the South EX extension, a lot of the work is being done on the ground floor, where we see not only those excavations, there are about three of them and We're parallel to Mid, you know, the midpoint along the ground floor, but we also see that there's some additional rebar work going on in that area and also in the southwest corner, pretty much the entire structure of steel has been assembled and is springing against the original. uh, exterior wall in that southwest corner moving towards the east side of the foundry, we can see that section of land that has had the concrete removed.
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They continue installing those screw type pairs. There are about 70 of them right now and it looks like you're halfway there. so they still have a lot more time to bring in all those screw type fellows and prepare that section possibly for an extension of the cting machine structure and finally take a look at that multi level parking lot and we see progress continuing especially in the east side and in the northeast corner, they are quickly getting to a point where that structure will be completed near that intersection of River Road and Robotic Avenue. Further development of tree felling and preparation of earthen embankments continues.
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To allow that path to continue through that section, there's a lot more to see in today's video and we'll talk about those things as well throughout the video, as always, thank you very much for your support. I really appreciate it and I have it. A great week and also good luck to Tesla with this last week of the first quarter of

2024

. If you would like to support my efforts, please consider using these links which will be in the video description if you are interested in Tesla. products, you can help and support me by using my referral code, don't forget to hit the like buttons and subscribe on my YouTube video as this helps too, thank you, my drones are ready and RAR to go, let's fly over Giga Texas .
It's been a rainy day here in Giga Texas, especially this morning and I was able to do most of the video between some of the rain showers and we're going to start the video here in the southwest corner of the area. What used to be a parking lot is now being reconfigured for a more permanent parking lot. The excavation of the duct. Preparation for enlightenment is underway in this section. Now there's another area on the left side of the screen preparing for more of that pipeline. Right now and we see the corrugated steel tubes and other steel segments for the south end extension of the building stored here and as I get closer towards this materials preparation yard, you can see some more superchargers at the bottom in the uh .
In the middle of the screen we can see those vents that will go to the roof of the body in white and that's where that big section of the roof opened up and I'll give you some views of that later in the video and it also looks like there's a clear with some dirt scattered in this section, so it's a new chain and of course more of those elements will be coming waiting to be installed inside the factory as we fly over the West Warehouse on wheels. the

boring

company site where we keep seeing the teams doing the prep work to begin the

boring

tunnel excavation.
I know a lot of people have asked me why they haven't started yet. I don't know what the delay is, but they obviously are. taking his time to make sure everything is set up correctly, the belt cassette on the left and the conveyor system in the middle, the screen is set up for the most part, of course, that catchment basin, all these trailers that are several control rooms, uh uh some offices and bathrooms and of course the Rock 3 test as well and this is a good scale view because of the humans that are next to the tunnel boring head and in just a second you will notice that there is a drone and they will give you They wave to us and are preparing to enter the drill head through those openings.
I'm not sure if they are doing some inspections, if there is a problem, or if they are just doing a final setup. I can see that they have crawled in which also helps give it another sense of scale with the size of this 3 uh rock test for the tunnel boring machine is actually also the shaft and we saw my previous video that under the tunnel driller on the machine on that well They were doing some last minute welding and of course more items were being set up so continue to monitor this and hopefully we'll start to see some activity here soon as we fly north over this section of dirt with some of the concrete parts of the Vault, we can get an idea of ​​part of the South area preparing to pave the superchargers and of course all the Cyber ​​​​trucks that we saw in my video on Friday almost all disappeared ;
There were many stored on the left side of the screen, they have all been moved to the departure lot or picked up by transport vehicles and taken off site, that still says that we have a lot more that can be picked up when you can see it with the trucks Cyber ​​by these tents are doing some software

update

s and I haven't figured out the flow yet, but they come here, sign up, do some supercharging tests and then they end up on the output lot and you can see that. There are also many cyber trucks waiting to be picked up at the departure parking lot and interspersed with some of the models.
Now, of course, they don't produce vehicles on Sunday and they also do transportation during the weekend, so it's natural that we see the number. of vehicles drop here on the departure lot and also on the east, testing a calibration lot over the weekend and then when production ramps up again on Monday morning we will start to see more, but this is a good View of the number of cyber trucks sitting here waiting to be picked up and what this operation looks like today, to the right of the screen, with those orange and white dividers, you can see the test track that is used to test the new vehicles.
More trench work at the bottom of the screen. next to the asphalt section and a new section of concrete has been poured at the bottom of the screen and it also appears that crews are beginning to prepare to remove the formwork. A good look at the test track's SE C turn. At the bottom right, the north end of the facilities at the end of the line and where all the glass is a cafeteria that is being installed and of course some more doors for the entry of vehicles at the north end and also on the side this.
There are fewer cyber trucks in storage than we saw on Friday, but there are still quite a few here waiting for their chance to move to the outbound lot and then be picked up by tow trucks and moved to distribution points around Austin. but there's a really good view here on this side of what this particular parking section looks like today for the Cyber ​​trucks and of course Giga Texas at the top right of the background with the main entrance. You'll also notice that this is spring here in Texas. it means that not only is it raining a lot as you see, but a lot of blue bonnets are starting to bloom all over the state and most of the time they are around the center medians of the highways and you'll see it here as I do.
Pick up the Drone and prepare to cross the road right in the middle M of the road, in that median, you can see all those Blue Bonnets and that's the Texas farm flower, as I mentioned Monday morning, they start getting ready . As production begins, you can view newly produced models and exit the vehicle here at the end of the line for the model. The look at the main entrance and all the rain has helped clean that stone glass trapezoid of all the dust. and dirt, so it looks pretty good from time to time when we cross the road to take a look at the new reception doors.
It looks like most of the doors, load levelers, sill and some of those bumpers have been installed and of course. We have this big delivery of some of these red and gray items that will also be coming to this section, which gives you an idea that this part of the factory and the interior of the reworks that they have done are nearing completion as we continue . flies on the west side towards the south. There are a couple of things I want to show you here first. On the right side of the screen we can see that there are about five cyber trucks in this temporary storage lot and what we have seen in the past is that they are waiting for some type of parts.
I'm not sure what the delay is, but it looks like this is just a holding point until the parts arrive and then they can complete the left side vehicles. We can see further deliveries on the ground for these two temporary loading platforms and of course the new steel structure of the extension, as it has been completely filled in on this side, is sprouting against the original south-west corner and also the crane has been gone. I can see the shoring at the bottom of the screen, but the crane is missing. We only have one crane left here, so that gives you an idea that at least this part of the factory is complete and then this other yellow crane.
Most likely responsible for installing the steel for this open section of the Center that we are flying over right now at the bottom bottom of the Center or in the center of the screen on the left, you can see flashing lights from a group of Cyber ​​trucks leaving the factory. there they go through this little opening into stamping extension 2 and then they go out the other side of that paved road next to that yellow crane and then they go to the east exit lot or the east test and calibration lot. It should be, huh. Specific as I go back further, you have a good idea of ​​this new southwest corner, the open atrium area and that open section of the perimeter beam and also a lot of floor deck has been installed on that part of the steel structure .
Here on the ground floor, I'll try to lower the drone. You can have a better view of the interior. Not only do we see the large trenches and some of the concrete, in fact, one of the workers is cleaning some of the mud from all of the. rain, but we also see more rebar being built into the ground here, some of it going into these big pits, there's another one on the left as well and then more rebar being put in around this section as well, so it looks like that crews are concentrating on making preparation for perhaps a slab of earth in this section as we pass the windows that have been installed here on the south side, we can see all the newly arrived or created windows waiting for their chance to be installed, the tarps cover the suction. cup shaped counterweight beam that they use to install the glass and then here A good view of the new steel structure in this part of the building and on that perimeter beam some of the floor decks some of the roof decks installed as well and This is now at the point where the structure is moving towards these four new tanks and will continue along with this section to completely enclose all of these under one roof at some point in the near future.
Here's a good look at the east side of the print. structure of the machine and then when I turn around I look at the ceiling, some of thesolar panels and some of the other work being done on the south end of the building to prepare for the connection of these two structures at some point in time. In the near future, on the ground we will be able to see more work on that shaft and there is a good close-up with rebar and crews preparing for this section to be completed here soon. Here's the open section of the roof I mentioned earlier with all of those. vents on the west side that will be brought in and installed here over the opening on the inside, you can see some of the scaffolding, some of those Evapco refrigeration units and there were also a lot of sump pumps and other devices that were installed in this section.
Also in the middle of the screen I'm following this pipe, this is kind of a gray pipe. You can see two of the pipes here in the middle bending and going into the roof section, here the other one is coming from these 90° turns and then starts heading towards that open section. This is just a continuation of what I showed in my last video at the end and this is just more of these tubes connecting all the way to the end. roof of the

casting

machine structure and then to the new ventilation systems that were installed, so it's interesting to see all these new pipes and the racks that hold the pipes throughout the entire building, ending in that new The opening of the multi-level parking lot is definitely moving forward and moving forward.
I'll lower the Drone a little further down here, over these two ramps, you can see some of the new concrete that's been poured and then in this section, the rebar. mesh and those double panels waiting for all of this to be installed and filled with concrete to complete the roof section, plus more work is being done on the ground near the south end of the multi-level car park as I fly. In this section, I just want to give you a good view of the road. Part of it continues through the trees to the right and then the intersection here, which will be for River Road and Robot Avenue, which come together and you will be able to see on the left side of the screen how the path continues between the two ponds and then to the concrete intersection that is already where River Road ends.
This is also a good view of some of the corrugated steel pipes waiting to be installed. of the other items that are being stored here temporarily, including some of the blue water pipes, and of course, here's a good close-up of what the multi-level parking lot looks like as of today. The north and east corner is the final part of the building. To be completed, it looks like about half of the eastbound portion is complete and most of the northbound portion is complete, so those will come together and that will be the full extent of the multi-level parking lot and we should see it probably by the A Late next week, at the rate they're going, I'll bring the Drone here onto some of the other concrete items awaiting installation in that multi-level parking lot and then here on the test and calibration lot, what's this like?
Seen today, as I mentioned, production is starting, so you can see all the models doing the test track on the left, that test track will eventually be replaced by the one on the west side of the IND facility theine we saw. Earlier in the video, this also gives you a good view of how few Cyber ​​Trucks relatively speaking and the model are in this test and calibration lot right now and that will continue to fill up and then they will move more to the west side. exit lot as I maneuver towards the Far East section of the site I get a good view of the East Warehouse on Wheels, the section of land on the left that continues to receive some form of earth work, perhaps for future construction and then this is the recycling yard where they recycle all kinds of materials including stamping scraps, and in this trailer at the bottom left you can see that they are actually recycling some of the rear hatches of the model, we also see further east more of these large workshops. which have been placed in a place where they make a lot of steel, a lot of the pipes, a lot of the ones we saw in the roof section we were talking about before, of course, a lot more materials that are stored in this section along with some more of the equipment and it's a good view, look back along the entire length of

giga

tex including the extension at the south end, more items are stored in this east end section and the trailers you see in the top center of the screen.
They are the contractors who are building Gigatex and all the various agencies and support structures around it. We see a large section at the bottom left where recycling materials are temporarily stored. There's also some more trash here with the concrete and then in this section I actually see some equipment being prepared for recycling and also some of the Cybertruck bodies on the left and as I continue to move the drone to the right and I raise the Drone a little, you will see more Cybertruck bodies and also models. bodies along with other items that are being prepared for that recycling, so the work here continues at least with some of the test items I assume or items that have not passed production testing as we get closer to the east side of the battery cathode plan.
A few things I want to point out at the bottom center of the screen with the current range that we've had, you can see some of the erosion in the burm here in this exit channel and that's one of the reasons they've been doing There a lot of work on the water detention pond that you can see here on the right with the erosion control with some of the grass and some of the other elements that they put along it, so I would expect to see a lot more of that because Of that erosion that can be seen next to the north end of the crash test facility, we can see several vehicles that have been crash tested in temporary storage, of course Wade's well is full of water with all the rain and the cell testing and recycling laboratory. uh this area here looks pretty busy and as I fly through the north end of the cathode building this gives you a good view of what this section looks like with the receiving docks in operation of course the east side as well and again the cell testing laboratory. that small steel structure on the left side of the screen as I continue to fly at the north end of the cathode plant, I will lower the drone slightly.
This is a good view of the lift station here and those three white boxes are part of the electrical system and it appears to be operational now, of course the asphalt is only partially installed here on this side, but you can see the ground work that It is being done here to prepare even more asphalt and the drainage here appears to be better as we do not have as much ponding as we have seen in the past. Some of the asphalt along the west side of the DI shop looks pretty clean now and of course they will most likely put some concrete along the rest. on that west side, more ground work in preparation here at the bottom of the screen again.
I think this will all be asphalt once it is completed. Temporary filming on this temporary loading dock has been very busy as they have been doing. More assembly of elements on that third floor inside, there is also some trenching work going on here between the platform and the chiller plant. The chiller plant itself has been seeing a lot of activity with all the elements being installed and tested. More pipes on that north end. where the open section is and of course this new temporary scaffolding along the wall and I don't see anything assembled yet but I would expect to see it installed for the assembly of more elements possibly pipes or conduits so I'll do something .
Continue to monitor that the four stainless steel tanks on the left have been installed and it appears that there is at least some temporary scaffolding between the four of those stainless steel tanks as I fly looking towards Giga Texas and above the cathode. building. I'm going to give you a good look at this south end of the die shop. The glass end closure is the entrance. They have been working on the doors and in the center of the screen, of course, the groundwork is being prepared. geotextile membranes and soil for concrete or asphalt and the two parallel walls, these retaining walls are part of the reception gate ramp that is being built right now as we fly over the intersection of Robotic Avenue and Tesla Road and of course, Overflow.
On the left we see the east parking lot very full and it is all employee vehicles and with the amount of hiring going on this is not enough, that is why they are building that large multi level parking lot as we approach. On the east side of the main factory we will stop at the midpoint and there are a few things I want to show you. Take a look at all the

casting

s you will see along the east side today and there are just a lot of them and almost all of the ones you see are for cyber trucks, this section with the concrete pad is being prepared for concrete, it is has installed the retaining wall and they still have the enclosures to install on those receiving doors, very similar to what we see here.
In these sections, of course, there is more concrete waiting to be installed on that section of the platform so that the reception doors can become operational next to the towers. More work and remodeling of the burrs is being done, of course some new dirt has been put in, maybe they will be soon We will be laying Concrete and as I mentioned take a look at all the castings, some of them on the ground, some on frame supports throughout this section and again, they all appear to be Cybertruck castings, so there are thousands of them here and that's another great sign, I think, for the production of the Cyber ​​trucks, the section open from the concrete, all this dirt, you can see those kind of sticks sticking out of the ground, there's one that's being picked up right now by that one, uh um. uh machine, they are all screw type, uh colleagues, they are being installed in the holes you see.
I will lower the drone so you can get a much better, closer view of the process, but essentially this is done to strengthen and prepare the soil. for something very large, probably a building extension, that device has one of those screw type pairs right now, you can see the type of drill head on the bottom and they put it in the holes and then that device turns it to drill it . on the ground to prepare that build, another good look at all the castings here along the east side and also the northeast side of the casting machine structure and uh, it's good to see that they're using a lot of the supports as well of frame, although as You can see on the left that some are still being placed on the ground as we go around the northeast corner towards the northern part of the factory.
A few things to point out, a very large box that was delivered along with these frame supports with more of the cybertruck molds some of the railings for the body and targets that were also delivered near the paint shop and then here in the production of 4,680 factory cells, where they continue to build four more production lines. I can see that some of those wooden boxes have been moved in, some other items are inside and on top of the smaller temporary platform, we see that another wall panel has been removed and I'm not sure if they will continue to remove it. more or whatever it will be, but anyway it's a good look here for Monday and I appreciate your support and I hope you enjoyed what we got to see and talk about have a great week.

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