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re: Wilkinson's pterosaur wings (short)
M. Habib wrote:
"Matt told me at SVP that he wasn't particularly attached to the
broad-chord model, but merely that he used it because it seemed more accepted
when he was running his model, which seems fair enough to me."
I would be a bigger fan of this broad-chord model if there was only a smidgen
of evidence for it. Right now, according to Matt, it's simply politically
correct, popular and "more accepted" -- like launching off a cliff, I suppose.
In all the history of hypothetical papers on pterosaur flight, no one has yet
tested how the Zittel wing would perform. Or have they?