Skill's weekend teaser

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View Poll Results: What will happen?
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, 2:21pm   #41
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Airplane on a Conveyor Belt Tempus Fugit by Mark Jaquith
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:22pm   #42
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Thank you candles - Bramble, read that link, and then eat a very, very, VERY large slice of humble pie.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:24pm   #43
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And your experience as a pilot (which I fully believe by the way) is better? I'll take the video evidence of the plane taking off from a moving belt.
I'm not going to check out youtube for the answers to the universe, but was the plane in question a jet-engined 747? Or was it a prop? Doh!

And was the conveyor rigged to precisely cancel any forward motion of the plane?

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THE PLANE'S ENGINE IS NOT SENDING POWER TO THE WHEELS.
Well, that''s my life in tatters...
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:26pm   #44
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread It doesn't matter if it's a conventional prop, a jet or a guy pedalling a propeller really really fast - it still takes off.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:29pm   #45
 
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yes but what if spanish was the pilot. wouldn't he still be in duty free loading up his excess goods for smuggling and so would miss his slot .... ?
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:30pm   #46
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Shall I pass you the knife?

If you take the time and trouble to check out your sources and their relevance to the subject matter before authoritatively quoting them in future, you'll save yourself some (but not all, I'm sure) embarrassment.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:32pm   #47
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread How many 747s have propellers, by the way?

Would you like to see the video of a plane taking off from a moving belt now, or later when you've given a little more of your drivel?

Just so you know, we had this as a discussion in a Physics lecture in first year; my published, internationally-renowned tutor gave us the conclusion that the plane takes off. I'll go with him over some ex-pilot who doesn't know that 747's use jet engines.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:32pm   #48
 
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Skill Leverage, ease up a bit on the abuse.

lol you obviously haven't met thebramble before, he's aptly named you know, and is being very, very nice to you
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:34pm   #49
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread So the guy is 26, that means he isn't intelligent enough to understand the problem? I'm 24 and much more intelligent than you, clearly.

Get over the fact that a plane is not a car, the groundspeed does not matter to a plane one itty bitty jot, and realise that you are a fool.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 2:34pm   #50
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Fair enough Mr Mcqueen, I just find it amusing when someone says 'I used to be a pilot, let me wade in with the completely wrong answer'
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