Will a plane, stationary on a treadmill be able to take off if the treadmill rotates backwards at the EXACT same speed that the plane's wheels move forwards?
Rules, so we are all on the same page:
Plane is powered by 2 jets mounted at the back of the plane (see DC-9 or the A-10 thunderbolt)
same setup as 'mythbusters' but with an infinately looping treadmill
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