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Unread 01-22-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Jan 30 -- Mythbusters vs. Plane on a Treadmill (finally!)

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Unread 01-22-2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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i cant wait!!!
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Unread 01-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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Unread 01-22-2008, 01:08 AM   #4
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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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Unread 01-22-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Unread 01-22-2008, 02:32 AM   #7
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grammar ***** strikes again!

p.s. It won't fly. I'm locking my vote in.
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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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Unread 01-22-2008, 06:17 AM   #10
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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?
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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.
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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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Unread 01-22-2008, 07:27 AM   #15
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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.
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