Avian 2-3

Avian 2-3 - -Hummingbird o Not stubby wings, high aspect...

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Avian 2/3 *Lift is only the force perpendicular to the stream of airflow Morphology and Physiology - Describing wings- Aspect ratio = span/chord (length/width) - Aspect ratio correlates to predominant flight pattern - Determines how much thrust before affected by vortices - Wingtip slots act as individual air foils, reduce pressure differentials
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Unformatted text preview: -Hummingbird o Not stubby wings, high aspect ratio wing o Both front and backstroke generate lift (flip wings on back stroke)-Flap gliding, favorable at low speeds o Stops when hits induced drag-Flap bounding, favorable at high speeds o Flap flap flap, bound...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course BIO 470 taught by Professor Dr.lukebutler during the Spring '12 term at TCNJ.

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