Unformatted text preview: A typical flying insect applies an average force equal to twice its weight during each downward stroke while hovering.
Take the mass of the insect to be 10 g, and assume the wings move an average downward distance of 1.0 cm during each stroke.
Assuming 100 downward strokes per second, estimate the average power output of the insect.
The average downward distance moved by According to principle of conservation of
energy, “during the motion the total
Mass of insect...
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