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airplane vs conveyor belt

Jan. 2, 2008, 1:23 p.m.
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montreal or quebec city?

either way it depends on how much poutine the pilot ate

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Jan. 2, 2008, 1:39 p.m.
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montreal or quebec city?

Quebec city frogs are greasier which would lower friction and allow the plane to hover in mid air and then jump to warp nine… Jedi-style.

Jan. 2, 2008, 6:34 p.m.
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montreal or quebec city?

fromme.

Well, well I been movin' down to Florida.
And I'm gonna bowl me a perfect game.
Well I'm gonna cut off my leg down in Florida, child.
And I'm gonna dance one-legged off in the rain.

Jan. 3, 2008, 1:20 a.m.
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ok, now the same situation, but the plane is taking off from an ecologically sensitive frog pond, what happens now?

The ah-key playerz stop for a smoke?

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Jan. 3, 2008, 3:18 a.m.
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when will this become a sticky

Feb. 6, 2008, 3:03 p.m.
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Wait a minute…. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Feb. 6, 2008, 5:52 p.m.
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… Its taking off for sure.

I would just like to quote myself here. Since I was right.

Feb. 6, 2008, 5:58 p.m.
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Wait a minute…. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

I think so… but where are we going to find a wetsuit three sizes too big and a bucket of soapy frogs at this time of night?

Feb. 6, 2008, 6:22 p.m.
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I think so… but where are we going to find a wetsuit three sizes too big and a bucket of soapy frogs at this time of night?

From the frog lady?

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Feb. 6, 2008, 7:17 p.m.
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the best part about this thread is that it is 2 years old and very rarely derailed in any sense in all its 957 post glory.

Feb. 6, 2008, 7:29 p.m.
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so like.. the belt will move the same direction as the plane is traveling.. it will take off with 0 wheel speed and no skidding.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Feb. 6, 2008, 7:33 p.m.
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the real question is can the plane land on the conveyor belt?

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Feb. 6, 2008, 7:43 p.m.
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the real question is can the plane land on the conveyor belt?

sure, as long as it doesn't lower its landing gear.

Feb. 7, 2008, 6:44 a.m.
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the real question is can the plane land on the conveyor belt?

No…although I'd say it depends on the size of the belt, the thickness of the material used, the way it is designed, the angle of tire impact/contact, the weight of the plane and the speed.

Doesn't matter. No.

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Feb. 7, 2008, 8:47 a.m.
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