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And the answer is no, planes on treadmills will not take flight. 

 

It's all about how much air movement can be generated over the tops of the wings to create the vacuum needed for lift.  On a treadmill the planes will stay firmly planted.  You make the wheels turn fast, but in relation to the air the plane is not moving at all.

 

*<;o)

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2 hours ago, Oicu812 said:

And the answer is no, planes on treadmills will not take flight. 

 

It's all about how much air movement can be generated over the tops of the wings to create the vacuum needed for lift.  On a treadmill the planes will stay firmly planted.  You make the wheels turn fast, but in relation to the air the plane is not moving at all.

 

*<;o)

What makes a plane move forward?

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3 hours ago, Oicu812 said:

And the answer is no, planes on treadmills will not take flight. 

 

It's all about how much air movement can be generated over the tops of the wings to create the vacuum needed for lift.  On a treadmill the planes will stay firmly planted.  You make the wheels turn fast, but in relation to the air the plane is not moving at all.

 

*<;o)

 

 

It's not a vacuum. It's a pressure differential.

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