Skill's weekend teaser

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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, 3:27pm   #120
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Sigh...

If the engine is switched off, yes. If not, no.

Since you cannot get past this basic point, seriously, I am leaving.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:31pm   #121
 
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:32pm   #122
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Sigh...

If the engine is switched off, yes. If not, no.

Since you cannot get past this basic point, seriously, I am leaving.
Don't go Skills - I don't want to win by default...

Either the coveyor is rigged to match the speed of the plane or it's not. Which is it? There was no mention of the engines mystically communicating their condition with either the wheels or the conveyor in your post #1.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:32pm   #123
 
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The conveyor belt merely causes the wheels to spin, frictionlessly, on their axels. The plane does not move in any way due to this. It only moves when the engine is switched on.

Say the belt is moving at a billion miles an hour. The wheels are, in turn, spinning at a billion miles an hour (rotational speed.)

THE NET FORCE ON THE PLANE IS ZERO - the wheels are spinning on their axes, the plane is not moving at all.

Now, the engines are switched on - THE NET FORCE ON THE PLANE BECOMES POSITIVE - the plane takes off!!!!
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:33pm   #124
 
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If the conveyor is set up to exactly match the speed of the plane's wheels, does that mean that regardless of the speed of the conveyor, the plane will not be moving relative to the ground upon which the conveyor sits? Is my analysis, so far, correct?
The conveyor is spinning the wheels! They will always match.

Most people can push a car that is not in gear along a flat road, not very fast, but they can still move it. Now put the car on a conveyor and while standing on firm ground, push against the car when the conveyor is switched on at 10mph. The wheels move at 10mph but the car is going nowhere. Now, increase the speed to 20mph, 30mph, 40..50...even at 100mph the energy needed to push against the car to keep it stationary doesn't increase (assuming minimum wheel bearing friction). Now, push just a little harder and the car will move forward against the conveyor, even if the wheels and conveyor are moving at 500mph.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:33pm   #125
 
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Don't go Skills - I don't want to win by default...

Either the coveyor is rigged to match the speed of the plane or it's not. Which is it? There was no mention of the engines mystically communicating their condition with either the wheels or the conveyor in your post #1.

FFS!!!! This has to be a troll...

The engines don't communicate with the F*C*ING WHEELS, because the wheels don't affect the plane's forward motion!!!

LEARN TO READ!!! UNDERSTAND!!! COGITATE!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 3:34pm   #126
 
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The conveyor is spinning the wheels! They will always match.

Most people can push a car that is not in gear along a flat road, not very fast, but they can still move it. Now put the car on a conveyor and while standing on firm ground, push against the car when the conveyor is switched on at 10mph. The wheels move at 10mph but the car is going nowhere. Now, increase the speed to 20mph, 30mph, 40..50...even at 100mph the energy needed to push against the car to keep it stationary doesn't increase (assuming minimum wheel bearing friction). Now, push just a little harder and the car will move forward against the conveyor, even if the wheels and conveyor are moving at 500mph.
DO YOU SEE?! DO YOU SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE WRITING EXACTLY THE SAME STUFF AS ME AT THE SAME TIME IN RESPONSE TO YOUR POSTS?!?!?! HOW COULD THIS BE??!?!?!

I'll tell you why; WE UNDERSTAND THE PISSING PROBLEM
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