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Re: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK

If the wing planform extended all the way to the body, and if the tail was not capable of cascading, then the glide ratio would have been about 3.5 to 1. If the wing planform did not extend inboard to the body, it would have been considerably less.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Erik Boehm" <erikboehm07@yahoo.com>
To: "jrc" <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
Cc: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK

> I like the glider hypothesis, and consider the debate over flapping > power potentially irrelevant if local geography and meterology were > right, like some places today, it could probably have flown just fine > without flapping at all.