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Re: Flightless bat? Flightless pterosaur?
James R. Cunningham wrote:
> I do remember off the top of my head, that in Qn as compared to Qsp, the
> humerus is about 2.14 times longer, the r/u about 1.95 times, the
> carpals about 3.5 times, the metacarpal ratio escapes me at the moment,
> and the phalanges are about 2.47 times longer. This makes up a wingspan
> that is about 2.28 times longer, all told. The chord appears to
> increase by a factor of about 2.06, so that Qn has a slightly higher
> aspect ratio than Qsp.
Well, the carpal ratio is closer to 3.57 than 3.5. The MCIV ratio is
2.48, and the PhIV-3 ratio is about 2.57 rather than 2.48. Just goes to
show what happens to your brain when you blink your eyes.