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Jan 30 -- Mythbusters vs. Plane on a Treadmill (finally!)

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i cant wait!!!

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Hey I was looking for that thread! I want to make sure I see the plane sit still on the ground.

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Hey I was looking for that thread! I want to make sure I see the plane sit still on the ground.
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grammar ***** strikes again!

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It's going to fly. Airplanes don't care what speed their wheels are going at take off. If the conveyor belt is going the same speed as the aircraft's take off speed but in the opposite direction, the wheels will just spin twice as fast, but the plane will still move forward and take off. Let's just make a JF poll before this gets out of hand again!

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the forces that would make it stall in midair due to lack of airspeed would prevent it from ever having liftoff.
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the forces that would make it stall in midair due to lack of airspeed would prevent it from ever having liftoff.
If this were the case, then no plane would ever take off. It's a good idea to have a grasp on aerodynamics and lift before making statements like this.
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I haven't bothered to check but does anyone know what the aeronautical engineering and physics communities have to say about this?

"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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Phhfffttt! What do they know? Mythbusters are the be-all, end-all of everything.

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My vote is: plausible.

"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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ok,



i have seen these posts and even waded through the tripe that people post and now i have to chime in.

has anyone ever heard of the bernoulli principle? and do the supporters of this realize that the thrust pushing the plane forward is not coming from the wheels on the tarmac?

this is a load of crap and i USE TO like mythbusters. they have just jumped the shark.

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I think mythbusters is taking on this myth because the whole "will it take off" debate has consumed about 20% of the intertubes and we need to settle this once and for all so that 20% can returned to pr0n downloads.

"Sandstorms inflict damage of about $540 million per year, and losses of crops and forests due to acid rain amount to about $730 million per year. More serious are the $6 billion costs of the "green wall" of trees being built to shield Beijing against sand and dust, and the $7 billion per year of losses created by pest species. We enter the zone of impressive numbers when we consider the onetime cost of the 1996 floods ($27 billion, but still cheaper than the 1998 floods), the annual direct losses due to desertification ($42 billion), and the annual losses due to water and air pollution ($54 billion). The combination of the latter two items alone costs China the equivalent of 14% of its GDP each year." - Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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