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Re: The ACTUAL flying Microraptor paper in PNAS

> Glide angles ranged from 3°
> to 21° with a mean estimated
> equilibrium angle of 13.7°,
> giving a lift to drag ratio
> of 4.1:1 and a lift coefficient
> of 0.64.

Do they mention how it compares to flying squirrels?

> M. gui’s feathered hindwings,
> although effective for gliding,
> would have seriously hampered
> terrestrial locomotion.

Couldn't tuck those feathers in when not needed, hmmm?
I wonder how they came to that conclusion?


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