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Re: New MANIAC book is out! -good/poor flyer

On Feb 22, 2010, at 10:41 AM, Augusto Haro wrote:

2010/2/22 Mike Habib <habib@jhmi.edu>:

Such distinctions are essentially a matter of personal discretion,
and as such, I urge those on the list publishing on subjects related to flight (or any area of locomotion) to discuss the topics in terms of more objective characteristics, and drop (or specifically define) more arbitrary
distinctions like "good", "poor", or "weak".

Such as quantification?

Quantification would be wonderful. If full quantification is not possible, then a breakdown into discussion of, for example, continuous flapping capacity versus soaring capacity is much more informative and defensible than throwaway terms like "good".

--Mike H.