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Re: Archie a non-flyer? (was:Re: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK)



When you say "by avoiding turbulent airflux", I presume you mean that it is keeping the airflow laminar. Since the flow is not laminar across the feather, I'm not sure I follow you. Could you elaborate, please?
JimC


----- Original Message ----- From: "Roberto Takata" <rmtakata@gmail.com>
To: <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: Archie a non-flyer? (was:Re: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK)



On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:22 PM, jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net> wrote:
By what mechanism does it reduce drag?
JimC

By avoiding turbulent airflux. But I'm not sure if there is much non-aerial activities (specially non-flying ones) that it could help - e.g. ostrich run very fast with symmetrical feathers.

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Roberto Takata