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Old 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Is it possible for a airplane to take off from a treadmill?

I am no physics major but it seems like as long as it gained wind resistance it would be possible. I was randomly arguing with a buddy having some drinks when we were out off the 96 in arington, TN wheeling just a little bit ago.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Anything is possible..

You would need a reallly really big treadmill however.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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No, you need airflow over wings to produce lift, your wheels would just spin with no increased air flow.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
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They did it on myth busters. Look it up
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mythbusters tested it.
pretty sure they got lift off with a giant tarp like runway that was towed by a truck.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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I’m pretty sure myth busters did it.

and for wheeling. I went today as well.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #8
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Yea they did it successfully. The plane took off. I didn;t think it would either. Somehow it got lift though.
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some planes can fly at 0 mph over land , as long as they have 20-30 mph of wind.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Iím pretty sure myth busters did it.

and for wheeling. I went today as well.
I just looked this up I knew I was right lol. Where you live at in TN?
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Stationary treadmill and no wind, the plane will not take off. You need air speed to provide lift, that's why things can fly in wind tunnels at no ground speed but plenty of wind speed.
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this entire thread
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Yea they did it successfully. The plane took off. I didn;t think it would either. Somehow it got lift though.
The carrier was turned into the wind at flank speed, thus they had whatever wind there was plus whatever speed the carrier could make.

The combination of these speeds, plus full flaps, provided enough lift over the wings to get airborne...really ballsie.
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Is it possible for a airplane to take off from a treadmill?

Absolutley not.




















j/k.
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Helicopters cant get any lift on the moon too.
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that conveyor belt could have been going 1000MPH and the plane still would have taken off. the wheels would probably fall off. As long as the plane is rolling before the ground is moving it will everytime. if the plane is physically moving backwards and there is airflow going over the opposite direction of the wing greater than the force being exerted by the engine then no it wouldnt fly until that stall threshold is broken.
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you mean wind-mill or tread-mill? not that it really matters.
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This pilot should lose his license... I would not fly with him if he doesn't understand this.
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that conveyor belt could have been going 1000MPH and the plane still would have taken off. the wheels would probably fall off. As long as the plane is rolling before the ground is moving it will everytime. if the plane is physically moving backwards and there is airflow going over the opposite direction of the wing greater than the force being exerted by the engine then no it wouldnt fly until that stall threshold is broken.
What conveyor belt ?
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