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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
In general, its more efficient, that means a glider could glide more before
having to climb a tree again, saving time.
You can produce the same amount of lift, with less drag, giving higher max
glide speeds, better headwind penetration, etc.
It would also allow an early ridge soarer to make use of lighter winds, and
thus it would be still be capable of getting around by flying when a lower
aspect ratio glider could not.
--- On Sat, 9/27/08, jrc <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: jrc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
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> Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008, 7:21 PM
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> From: "Erik Boehm" <email@example.com>
> To: "DML" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC?
> (archeopteryx climbing)
> > evolving into a higher aspect ratio wing would allow a
> glider to get
> > around faster,
> Why is that?