The aircraft is facing in the opposite direction of the belt travel.What direction is the plane facing? With or against the direction of travel of the belt? And is the aircraft's engine currently providing that thrust, or is it switched off?
The Mythbusters experiment was flawed as the conveyor did not move at the same speed as the thrust provided by the aircraft engine.MythBusters did this on their show and I believe they found that it could take off.
Yup, I remember an episode on "Myth Busters" was on the very topic and they were able to actually physically prove the plane would be able to lift off.It's easy when you google it hey? *checks wording on shelley and trips posts*
Only if that tree in the wood doesn't fall on top of it .... oops haven't had my drugs yet this morning .... er afternoon ...If an aircraft is on a conveyor belt which moves backwards at the same rate of acceleration as the thrust provided by the aircraft's engine, will it take off?
Yes it does as the aircraft wheels are in contact with the ground, which rotate once thrust is produced from the engine.plane uses air, so it doesn't matter what's happening to the ground underneath it.