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Re: Pterosaur take-off movie on the NG site - minor question
It would have been visible in life, with the net acceleration due to the
effect amounting to about 0.2 g, modulated by a bit of a 'bobble' in the
neck and head.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Baeker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Very nice animation - finally, all the dsicussions in the past on this
list are much easier to understand.
I have one minor question/quibbling with the animation: When the body
leaves the ground and the wings are raised, I would expect the
backbone (center of mass of body without wings) to drop down sligtly
due to upwards acceleration of the wings - and perhaps also due to air
resistance of the wings. Is this effect so small that it can not be
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