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    Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Discussion

    I wanted to kick of this thread... Only 15 minutes until Mytbusters on Discovery Channel.

    I am on the record... It will fly.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    One more vote for the plane will fly. I won't be able to watch it in 10 minutes though, I have to go play volleyball. I'll be watching it on the DVR.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    I vote it will not fly, as long as they stick to the myth, meaning the plane's velocity relative to the ground remains zero.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    I'm guessing the plane will not fly.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    I say it won't fly too.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    I'm not guessing.

    The plane will fly.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Anybody putting this on the betting board???



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Quote Originally Posted by cymonat View Post
    I vote it will not fly, as long as they stick to the myth, meaning the plane's velocity relative to the ground remains zero.
    I don't think the myth says the speed relative to the ground is to remain zero... But, lets reserve judgment until they describe it in the show.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Anybody putting this on the betting board???
    We were already told that won't fly.



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    it will fly and posting from Coover lab, I can't watch live



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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Plane will definitely fly. Watching as we speak.


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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Quote Originally Posted by cymonat View Post
    I vote it will not fly, as long as they stick to the myth, meaning the plane's velocity relative to the ground remains zero.
    And before I close the computer for a little bit, that's not even close to what the myth says.


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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    No new info on the show yet, my vote is for plane does not fly if performed correctly.


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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    It will not fly!


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    Re: Mythbusters, Plane On A Treadmill Disscussion

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    And before I close the computer for a little bit, that's not even close to what the myth says.
    Really? Maybe they're doing a different one. This is what I was referring to:

    “Imagine a plane is sitting on a massive conveyor belt, as wide and as long as a runway. The conveyer belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction. Can the plane take off?"



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