Revolutions per minute would a 15m diameter Ferris wheel

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How many revolutions per minute would a 15m diameter Ferris wheel need to make for the passengers to feel weightless at the topmost point?
 
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FR = M * V^2 / R
FG = M * g
g = V^2 / R
D = 2 * [pi] * R

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I have an answer but I need to check if it's correct. I got 11 revolutions per minute. Can anyone verify?
 
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Remarkably, I get the same thing. That's awfully fast but then I've never been on a "weightless" ferris wheel!
 

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