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Re: Thread of Ptero size thread
This either a bad observation, or a different gait w/ a characteristic
flit-flit-flit sound. It is very brief, because it doesn't take long at
all for them to reach a perch.
Bounding might be a possibility.
------------- Too ignorant too understand why they can't find a forward
flap cruise gait suitable for their specialization... }: D
Mike is saying that they can find one suitible for their specialization, but
it is nowhere near optimal for flapping cruise because they are unable to
retract the wing significantly during the upstroke. That implies an
unavoidable, relatively low thrust coefficient in forward flight.