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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Gnats


Thread: [Acro] Re: Gnats

Message: [Acro] Re: Gnats

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From: Graham Bird <g.bird at>

Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 14:26:15 UTC


  At 09:01 AM 6/17/02 -0500, Michael Cook wrote:
>Here is the amazing thing. These gnats, who weigh 1/12 th of a newt, are
>able to say in a swarm ball in winds of 20 mph. How can they do this? Logic
>would tell you that the wind would carry them away. Yet they stay in this
>swarm for a long time.
British design

>Surely there will be someone on this forum that can understand the
>aerodynamics and propulsion of the Gnat.
Bristol Siddeley Orpheus for propulsion

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