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Old 03-04-2006, 01:18 PM
VicSarjoo VicSarjoo is offline
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Simple & Elegant Explanation - Plane Takes Off

The treadmill is irrelevant because it doesn't matter whether the plane is on it's wheels, or suspended from above by a set of steel chains hanging from a curtain rod that runs the length of the runway.

The people who refuse to believe the plane takes off are confusing how engines push an aeroplane forward with the idea of how motorized wheels would pull the plane forward.

Planes are not pushed to takeoff by motorized wheels.

If you imagine a curtain rod running the length of the runway, from which the plane is suspended by a chain (which can move along the length of the rod) you see that the treadmill below is irrelevant to how the engines push the plane forward.

Regards,

Vic

P.S. An ordinary car with wings would *not* take off because the car is driven by wheels, which push against the runway for speed.