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Re: Science feather strength debate
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Mike Habib <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Indeed, feather asymmetry is complicated, to an extent. Greg is mostly
> correct in his description, but not quite precise. The asymmetry dies affect
> twist, and feather twisting in the outboard wing is indeed important (though
> they twist on both strokes, and 'air resistance' isn't quite the right term,
> but I know what he's getting at). ÂThe catch is that symmetrical feather can
> provide the same kinematics, but it requires more material.
Could this simply be yet another weight-reducing adaptation, then?
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Flex Specialist