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Re: Screaming dromaeosaur biplane killers of the air
Jaime A. Headden wrote:
> Then the original surmise was correct ... *Microraptor gui* may work
> very well as a glider.
Assuming appropriate articulations and load bearing structures, it could
work as a glider. Without doing numbers, I'm not sure how well. One
wouldn't want to just guess at it.
> But what is the forewing is not flapping?
Then, with the same assumptions for structures, and with the hindlimbs
flapping (assuming appropriate structures, it would work as a canard.
> Note, I
> do not consider the arm is incapable of any up and down movement, just
> contradicting the statement that it was better at this than was
Without running the numbers, I don't see how one could draw a
> As well as that the same data indicates an alternate
> function of the arm, and does not, in fact, preclude a flapping, powered
> flyer (sensu Czerkas et al.).
Until one determines the articulations and attachments, I don't see how
any conclusions can be drawn, only speculations.