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Re: pteros have lift-off
So, I'm gathering from the video that a large amount of thrust is
generated by the wings along with thrust from the hind limbs. Which
seemingly relieves the hindlimbs of a large amount of duty -- which was a
major concern of yours.
I'm gathering from recent literature that 90 % and upwards (depending on the
species) of the force necessary for takeoff is generated by the hindlimbs in
birds. They jump into the air, and when they've arrived up there, they fly
away (to oversimplify).