Taken from another forum I use, this poser was put forward and argued with incredible conviction from 5 angles or more, to reach either of two possible answers.
It's a pretty simple question but had some brilliant rows about all sorts of things going on to justify the answers.
I'd love to see how m109riders.com members answers it
Imagine a plane is sat on the beginning of a massive conveyor belt/travelator type arrangement, as wide and as long as a runway, and intends to take off. The conveyer belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels at any given time, moving in the opposite direction of rotation.
There is no wind.
Can the plane take off?