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Mythbusters. Really?


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Hey, HEY!!! whatch the spoilers. I have this episode "Tivo'ed" waiting for the oportunity to watch it. I don't really care about complete scientific method....well, to a point. It is too damn fun to watch Jamie and Adam make good attemps. I feel like I am right there with 'em and just having fun with the process.

 

I am really wanting to watch this episode since it is so plane focused. FWIW

 

All the best,

 

Chris

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The controversy really depends on how the myth is stated. Some feel that the question is:

 

If a plane is on a converyor belt that matches the speed OF THE AIRPLANES'S WHEELS, but in the opposite direction, will the plane takeoff?

 

The other way (the CORRECT way, IMHO) is:

 

If a plane is on a conveyor belt that matches the PLANE'S FORWARD SPEED, but in the opposite direction, will the airplane take off?

 

Stated the first way, there is no possible way to make the conveyor match the rotational speed of the wheels, so it really doesn't make a lot of sense, but that's the way a lot of folks interpret the problem, and hense conclude that the plane will not fly.

 

Mythbusters took the second (correct) question, and busted it. :cool2:

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