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RE: NEW PAPERS and flight stroke



 
Jim Cunningham wrote:

> Bet it'll happen in mine -- I'll be 60 in two weeks.  

I've got to stop jaywalking on major highways and playing with electrical
sockets.

> Why would they generate more drag when placed far from the body?  

Not in themselves - but far from the body these feathers can exercise more
leverage against the air (greater arc of excursion).  

> If you are referring to increased drag when flapping, I would agree, 
> but thrust should also be available for the same reason (increased 
> velocity).  

Certainly.  That's what I was getting at.



Tim