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RE: Another example of narrow chord pterosaur wing on the 'net
> Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:31:44 -0500
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> Subject: Re: Another example of narrow chord pterosaur wing on the 'net
> Please don't attempt to raise doubts with words alone.
but isn't that what you're doing?
> : ) Look again at your own elbow, Mike. That's air behind your elbow. In
> pterosaurs that's a trailing membrane.
is "behind my elbow" the pointy part, or next to there?
> <<< That becomes a trend without exception.>>>
> <<< "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it
> means." --Inigo Montoya.>>>
> Why play word games, raising doubt without providing evidence to support your
> doubt? Mike, obviously you have evidence of thigh, ankle or toe attachment .
> Just circle it and send it! Why are you balking?
you want him to circle a bone or a slab of rock with the fossil in it? I
imagine the postage would not be fun.
> << Understood. The "ing" was a goof. Chord is the same overall to the elbow
> in my model. However, in the deep chord-hind leg attachment model, the chord
> should deepen considerably in the vicinity of the elbow.
> Yes, but not in a narrow chord, broad attachment model - specifically one in
> which the membrane turns sharply to the hindlimb.>>>
> Can you provide a specimen that demonstrates this preferred model of yours?
> Can you provide a hypothetical drawing?
didn't you say you don't accept hypothetical drawings?
> <<> It isn't predicted by any model that expects pterosaurs to fly.>>>
> Not one aerodynamic paper has used the "wingtip to elbow membrane stretch,
> narrow chord, fuselage fillet model." However, such a wing model is used here:
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