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Re: The ACTUAL flying Microraptor paper in PNAS
Flying squirrel glide ratio is about 1.8-2.0 to 1. (26.8°)
As an aside, Archaeopteryx glide ratio is roughly about 4:1, and a pigeon's
is about 6:1.
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From: "Phillip Bigelow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: The ACTUAL flying Microraptor paper in PNAS
Glide angles ranged from 3Â°
to 21Â° with a mean estimated
equilibrium angle of 13.7Â°,
giving a lift to drag ratio
of 4.1:1 and a lift coefficient
Do they mention how it compares to flying squirrels?