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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
> And, we might keep in mind that once the wings are large
> enough to support
> roughly about 1/4 the weight of the animal at its normal
> rate of travel
> (whether achieved by running or leaping), then transient
> gusts will often
> provide enough excess lift force to get the animal well
> clear of the ground.
> Once that happens, the animal can achieve significant
> horizontal velocities
> and cover a respectable distance on the way back to the
> ground. Mobility
> is greatly enhanced.
Yes, but it still will be WiGging its way along. Actual flight it is as much as
the Soviet WiG craft were airplanes.