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Re: CNN: how first birds flew




James R. Cunningham wrote:

>   Because of the lack of a supracoracoideus, and the
> resulting inability to generate lift through trailing edge momentum reversal
> with Kutta violation, I would expect he would have to land running unless 
> there
> were a gentle breeze blowing.

Second thought.  There's another way to skin this cat too.  With his respectable
wing and tail area, and his wing claws, he (archie) could probably have landed
kersplat on the side of a tree trunk like a flying squirrel does.  I haven't 
done
any calculations to support that speculation either.Jim