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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: Eric Rood <ericrood at>

Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:26:04 UTC


> >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

Actually, the swarming is part of the way they mate/reproduce. If you were
sufficiently motivated, you could stay in that place for as long as it
required, couldn't you?



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