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#1
11-23-2005, 09:36 AM
 Slow Play Ray Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: Beantown Posts: 527

There is a plane (Boeing 777, prop plane, whatever) on a moving, conveyor-type runway. The runway moves in the opposite direction of the plane at the exact same speed as the plane's wheels. There is no wind. Can the plane take off?
#2
11-23-2005, 09:38 AM
 crunchy1 Senior Member Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Boogie Woogie!! Posts: 785

What kind of plane?
#3
11-23-2005, 09:39 AM
 noggindoc Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 42

depends...is the pilot stoned?
#4
11-23-2005, 09:40 AM
 MelK Member Join Date: Jun 2004 Posts: 41

If there is no wind speed, there is no lift. OTOH, you could be facing a strong headwind. Insufficient data to answer your question.
#5
11-23-2005, 09:40 AM
 Mars357 Member Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Austin, Texas Posts: 98

Airspeed = 0 the plane cannot take off. This would be the same if the plane had a tail wind that was = to it's forward motion.
#6
11-23-2005, 09:41 AM
 NutCrackerr Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2003 Location: 90 miles from a cardroom Posts: 105

No
#7
11-23-2005, 09:41 AM
 MelK Member Join Date: Jun 2004 Posts: 41

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Airspeed = 0 the plane cannot take off. This would be the same if the plane had a tail wind that was = to it's forward motion.

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Good answer, but just seconds too slow. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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I see Ray has altered the OP to provide some of the lacking information. My "insufficient information" answer was clearly the correct one. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
#8
11-23-2005, 09:42 AM
 mostsmooth Senior Member Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: AC Posts: 153

this doesnt require much thought
#9
11-23-2005, 09:42 AM
 Slow Play Ray Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: Beantown Posts: 527

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this doesnt require much thought

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so what's your answer? maybe it requires more thought than you're giving it credit for.
#10
11-23-2005, 09:49 AM
 mostsmooth Senior Member Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: AC Posts: 153

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this doesnt require much thought

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so what's your answer? maybe it requires more thought than you're giving it credit for.

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maybe im stupid
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