Originally Posted by voca
listen. the plane will have displacement, and it will have airflow over the wings. the conveyer will not slow the plane a significant amount.
I cannot put this in any simpler terms--the plane will take off, the conveyor will only spin the planes wheels twice as fast, but the plane will be going the normal speed.
delmarco, drop all your physics teachings and think of it logically.
I agree with you man.
but ONLY if you are saying the conveyer belt is moving in the SAME DIRECTION that the plane is going in.
So if the plane is racing down the runway in direction NORTH and the belt is moving in direction NORTH then the plane WILL MOVE and eventually FLY.
however if the Plane is moving NORTH and the Belt is moving AT THE SAME SPEED as the planes wheels but in the OPPOSITE direction SOUTH then the plane WILL NOT MOVE. It will be as if on a threadmill.
I am assuming that the belts speed will always match the plane's wheel speed. If there was a difference between the belts speed and the wheels speed then the situation becomes complicated, but the laws will not change.