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Re: Re.avian flight



The tail of Archaeopteryx didn't prevent it from gliding.  Glide ratio would
have been about 3:1 to 4:1, as compared to a pigeon's 6:1.  Archie was a fair to
middlin' glider, though I don't quite see why it would want to, since it would
appear to have been more suited to flapping.

Jim

David Marjanovic wrote:

> Remember the tail of *Archaeopteryx* that prevented it from gliding?