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    The great plane debate!

    You will obviously remember the great plane debate, one of the most debated things on the web.. if you dont its will a plane take off if its on a conveyor belt (the belt going at reverse take off speed, and the plane at take off speed)

    Well in the newest of the mythbusters they do it at first small scale and well the plane takes off, but serioulsy we cant take that for gospel can we?

    So they build a massive conveyor belt...and well....

    ..I would like to start of by saying I WAS RIGHT!!

    The plane much to the suprise of the pilot (who believes it will stay stationary!) Takes off!

    The plane needed to accelerate to 25mph to take off (light weight ariel show thing) and 85 feet of run way to take off.

    Well it took off at about 20 feet because obvioulsy it will move forward due to the fact there is no friction but fact remains IT DID TAKE OFF

    Myth busted!
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    I will feel much safer on a plane in the future knowing that if we happen to be on a conveyor belt it will still take off.

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    really? any proof?

    photos web gen?

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    Yeah i need proof too. was it on tv?

    is this based on the plane providing enough thrust for it to gain enough speed to generate lift from the wings?

    The wheels are spinning at 400mph but the plane is only going 200mph? this would work

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    Yeah its on the latest mythbusters..watch it!
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    forget the friggin plane wheels!!!
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    lmao, when is it on and what channel?

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    Click here if you cannot see the above video...


    Click here if you cannot see the above video...



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    Here is the full episode
    (divx web player needed but HD quality)

    http://www.stage6.com/user/sftspam/video/2162218/
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    OH YES....i was right
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledster
    some say he should have driven faster,some say he has the memory of a gold fish,all we know is he was 10 minutes late...

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