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I see the term Ornithopter has reared its ugly head again. 
Those of us that have a strong interest in the history of 
aviation are very familiar with Ornithopters.It is a 
FAILED flying machine from the 1920's. It had an 
airplanes' fuselage and a large series of whirling 
circular banded blades that pumped up and down vigorously 
while spinning and the whole result was the air (?) craft 
hopped in place before falling into many pieces. How did 
this term come to mean Flight of any kind? What was wrong 
with flying or powered flight? Eschew obfuscation!
Thanks, Barry

Barry S. Kazmer    407 5th. Ave. N.E. St. Cloud, MN 56304
kazmer@hotmail.com    320-255-9481    fax 320-259-8719

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