Skill's weekend teaser

This is a discussion on Skill's weekend teaser within the General Trading Chat forums, part of the Reception category; Originally Posted by TheBramble Unbelievable. Yeah, it really, really is. You are telling me that you actually believe that the ...

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The plane will take off normally 25 40.32%
The plane will remain stationary 32 51.61%
The plane will run out of conveyor belt before it can take off 5 8.06%
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:48pm   #101
 
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Unbelievable.
Yeah, it really, really is.

You are telling me that you actually believe that the brakes on two tiny wheels on a plane can overcome the thrust of four jet engines??????!!!

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFL.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:50pm   #102
 
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Great idea. Rip off the wheels. Put a float under the mother.

Put it in a stream that can be made to flow against the forward thrust of the plane so that it exactly cancels out forward movement. No wheels. OK? Logically same teaser. OK with that?

Where does the airspeed come form?
Rip off the wheels and stick a plane on a runway.

Does it take off? YES IT DOES.

Putting a plane IN WATER against the current is completely different to having it on a conveyor belt... why? A stream pushing against a plane's hull DIRECTLY OPPOSES the thrust of the engines.

A CONVEYOR BELT ON THE WHEELS DOES NOT.


JEEEEEEEEEEEEEESUS

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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:51pm   #103
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Unfortunately (for you) my answer was correct and it is based on experential knowledge (as a pilot) and an educational background in aerodynamics.
What sort of "pilot" are we talking about here - Have you flown 747's? Have you been a commercial or military pilot? Or did you just treat yourself to a PPL...
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:51pm   #104
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Oh, and if it was on a frictionless float, it would still take off as normal.

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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:52pm   #105
 
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What sort of "pilot" are we talking about here - Have you flown 747's? Have you been a commercial or military pilot? Or did you just treat yourself to a PPL...
Do Red Letter Days do flying lessons?
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:54pm   #106
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Do Red Letter Days do flying lessons?
Message for Arabian: PNMP!
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 4:01pm   #107
 
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You're clearly not going to budge, and neither are we. Let's just agree to disagree, shall we?

I'm right though.

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Old Feb 22, 2009, 4:08pm   #108
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Yeah, it really, really is.

You are telling me that you actually believe that the brakes on two tiny wheels on a plane can overcome the thrust of four jet engines??????!!!

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFL.
There are 16 brakes on a 747 and when engaged each is fastened with 3000 PSI. This will easily hold the quarter-million HP output.

Skills, check your facts and do your research. Basically, engage your brain. If you're as wishy-washy in your trading as you come across in this thread I suspect you haven't been trading long or if you have, you're back to a demo account. Again. LOL.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 4:09pm   #109
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Mate, you are wrong, and have been proved wrong. I might not know the PSIs of brakes on a plane, but I can tell you that they are completely, and utterly, irrelevant to this problem.

If you're as reluctant to accept that you're wrong in your trading as you come across in this thread, then I suspect you are, in fact, Nick Leeson.
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What sort of "pilot" are we talking about here - Have you flown 747's? Have you been a commercial or military pilot? Or did you just treat yourself to a PPL...
NO. Never flown multi-engine. I just 'treated myself' to a PPL 7 years ago and fly fairly regularly still. I reckon that puts me in the 5% most likely to at least be aware of the physical realities and practicalities of aerodynamic flight.
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