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Rubber Band Powered Rhamphorhynchus
Does anyone on the list know of any modern attempts to reconstruct the
flying Rhamphorhynchus model by the zoologist and behavioral scientist Erich
This construction was a wing beat model based upon the known "artificial
bird" mechanism and resembled the Rhamphorhynchus from Sollnhofen with a
wingspan of 1.2m. It was made out of balsa, Japanese paper and incorporated
a complicated rubber band power system.
I am plannig a boy scout pack meeting based on flight and would love to work
pterosaurs into the discussion. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Allan D. Smith