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Re: L'origine et l'évolution des oiseaux, with a

Exactly. Sharoviptyerx legs were like wires. Add uropatagia: like struts, or 
better. Same transverse width (chord), less drag by extending the 
anteroposterior length.

David Peters

--- On Thu, 1/29/09, jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> From: jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
> Subject: Re: L'origine et l'évolution des oiseaux, with a twist
> To: davidpeters@att.net
> Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 9:28 AM
> I didn't follow the comment below.  A circular cross
> section dragwire with a diameter of 3/16 inch has roughly
> about the same drag as a strut with a width of 2 inches, due
> to the strut's lower drag coefficient.  In normally used
> sizes, struts are far lower drag than wires.
> JimC
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Peters"
> <davidpeters@att.net>
> > and thus it reduces drag (think of biplane wires vs.
> struts)