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Re: Eudimorphodon workshop (not so) short report
At 08.18 10/11/2003 -0800, Jim Cunningham wrote:
Thanks for the report, Silvio.
What is a low loading ratio?
All the best,
I suppose it is a side effect of the lack of a decent breakfast and two
hours of train to get to the office. Indeed I was meaning LOW WING
LOADING. According to Chris The anurognathids had a low wing loading
which may have permitted, among other factors a somewhat slower flying
speed and the less stiff articulation between wing phalanges may have
allowed more manoeuvrability, useful for sudden turns and changes of
direction to pursue and catch insects on wings.
I post this reply on the entire list to make it clear, in the hope that I
haven't irrevocably made a fool of myself forever.
Apologies, excuse moi, mi escusas, scusate, ... (I don't know how to say
it in German, sorry).
"there's treasure everywhere"
(from a strip of Calvin & Hobbes)
"The bad man is the job of the good man"
Prof. Silvio Renesto
Department of Structural and Functional Biology
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
via Dunant 3