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Re: pterosaur take-off analog
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Peters" <email@example.com>
To: "Mike Habib" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "dinosaur mailing list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 6:40 AM
Subject: pterosaur take-off analog
Pterosaur wings were like those of sailplanes (when properly
reconstructed). Maybe calculations involving take-offs should be modified
to reflect different wind conditions.
Paul McCready and John McMasters were doing that as early as 1983 .... :-)
Both Mike and I have done it for the quad launch as well. I looked at it
for the quad launch as early as February 1999, over 10 years ago, and for
other launch modes a couple of years earlier than that.