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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: Budd Davisson <buddairbum at>

Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:19:14 UTC


  What is most amazing about the gnat swarming thing is that someone, somewhere
took all that time to figure it out and probably did it on my tax dollar.


Eric Rood 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
> 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?
> ER


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