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Re: The ACTUAL flying Microraptor paper in PNAS

--- On Tue, 2/16/10, jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I tend to doubt the 3°.  That's
> the same L/D ratio as an albatross, and it is unlikely that
> M gui glided that well.

That number caught even my eye...

And to go completely OT, I wonder if this year's America Cup represents a peak 
in go-fast design (3x wind speed). One story I read claimed Ellison's boat 
would "blow up" if the wind got over 25 knots...

75 knots? Shoot, I reckon...