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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)



As a considerable oversimplification, because many of the changes that improve gliding ability (increased aspect ratio for example), also increase the moment of inertia of the wings, making flapping more difficult for the incipient flyer.
JimC


----- Original Message ----- From: "Augusto Haro" <augustoharo@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)



I But I sometimes read that the trends towards gliding are opposite to
these towards flapping flight; can somebody tell me why?