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large pterosaur flight performance



 I thought those of you who are interested in pterosaur flight
performance might be interested in the attached flight data.  The
WoodStock is similar in size, wing loading, and flight performance to Q
northropi, and this particular plane is the one Gary used year before
last to simulate a Quetz feeding run.  It achieved a 600 yard
penetration into a 10 Kt headwind.  This data addresses flight
performance potential for large pterosaurs in today's atmosphere.

Jim

Last Activity 01/22/01 US NATIONAL RECORDS ? ULTRALIGHT GENERAL

Category - Name of Pilot - Date of Record  - Flight Performance - Flown
>From -  Ship

STRAIGHT DISTANCE TO A GOAL (315.71 sm) W.G.?Gary? Osoba 04-21-98 508.10
km Hutchinson, KS Woodstock
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OUT AND RETURN DISTANCE (162.09 sm) W.G. Gary Osoba 08-15-00 260.87 km
Hearne, TX Woodstock
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TRIANGULAR COURSE SPEED OVER 100 KM (52.40 mph) W.G. Gary Osoba 08-17-00
84.32 kph Hearne, TX Woodstock
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