Skill's weekend teaser

This is a discussion on Skill's weekend teaser within the General Trading Chat forums, part of the Reception category; it's worth pointing out here that it can't work in theory as the conveyer belt would have to move at ...

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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, 12:59pm   #29
 
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it's worth pointing out here that it can't work in theory as the conveyer belt would have to move at an infinite speed...
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:02pm   #30
 
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Plane will remain stationary.
Isn't moving relative to the air.
That's it.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:02pm   #31
 
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Plane will remain stationary.
Isn't moving relative to the air.
That's it.
Richard
That's not it
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:08pm   #32
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread Since people are now interested, here is the correct answer:

The plane takes off normally.

Discuss.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:14pm   #33
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Congratulations - you managed to make a completely incorrect answer look vaguely intelligent.
Unfortunately (for you) my answer was correct and it is based on experential knowledge (as a pilot) and an educational background in aerodynamics.

Yours (I'm guessing) is based on the accumulation of web-based discussion on this topic.

Ease up on the attitude old son.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:15pm   #34
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread You are wrong mate, and it's blindingly obvious why.

As Arabian says, this has been proven, there is a Mythbusters video on YouTube which I will link to later - your answer is incorrect.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 1:16pm   #35
 
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Skill Leverage started this thread How many conveyor belts did you take off from in your time as a pilot incidentally
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