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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
> Low-aspect ratio birds flap and manouver more than high-aspect ratio
> birds. Thus, can it be that the increase in aspect ratio has to be not
> so great in order to achieve flapping flight from an ancestral glider?
Well, low aspect ratio's are less efficient than high aspect ratio wings, so it
would follow birds with lower aspect ratios need to flap more to keep flying
than those with higher aspect ratios.
I think the aspect ratio could be as great as physically possible in the
ancestor, and flapping flight could still be acheived.
In fact, I think you need over a certain aspect ratio for flapping to even work