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Re: large pterosaur flight performance



    Just a note on the _Q. northropi_ flight performance: does the
difference between the airplane and the pterosaur's weight has been
considered?
    Regards,

        Marcel Bertolucci
    ( mbertol@zaz.com.br )
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----- Original Message -----
From: "James R. Cunningham" <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 1:03 PM
Subject: 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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