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Re: The use of the propatagium



In a message dated 95-12-02 20:24:26 EST, DPterosaur@aol.com writes:

>In my work with pterosaurs, a slight elevation of the elbow, which is
natural
>in birds, bats and pterosaurs, produces a large camber or curve in the
>proximal wing.  The propatagium forms the downwardly directed front part of
>this large curve and, I think, would have acted much like the famous trick
>with paper in which one curls down the leading edge and blows over the top
to
>demonstrate Bernoulli's Principle of lift. 
>
>

Sounds convincing to me.