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Re: Colin Pennycuick & dinosaur flight

If I had a brain, I'd be dangerous.  Not 0.4-0.5 seconds.  Try 0.2-0.25
seconds.  I used 3 or 4 timesteps into the period rather than the
semi-period.  Maybe I should take second grade arithmetic over again.

James R. Cunningham wrote:
> ............well over 36 feet, it is only when about
> 0.4-0.5 seconds into a downbeat that the wingspan actually approaches 36 
> feet.  In most of the rest of the wingbeat, particularly during the
> upstroke, the span is well under 36 feet.<