That's very interesting, and it looks like a lot of fun.........but some wit here is going to ask, so it might as well be me: how would this relate to a 747 sitting on a conveyor belt, as wide and long as a runway. The conveyor belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the wheels, moving in the opposite direction. Can the 747 take off?cgzro wrote:Here is a shot I made from the open sun roof of the tow vehicle while a Maule is taken off from the dolly.
The 747 could potentially explode on take-off due to an overspending tire flying apart and taking out a fuel tank a la Concorde but if the tires could handle 250+ MPH then it may survive the take-off.
The float plane on a dolly towed by a truck would not be so lucky and would sit in one place screaming at full power but pinned against the forward arrester bars of the dolly. Very likely the trailer would actually jack knife at some point due to the push from the plane behind it against the stationary vehicle, This could very well cause the entire vehicle/dolly to turn side ways on the conveyer in which case both the plane and the vehicle would momentarily be airborne at the end of the conveyer.