Coriolis and centrifugal forces drive haltere deformations and influence spike timing

  title={Coriolis and centrifugal forces drive haltere deformations and influence spike timing},
  author={Thomas Mohren and Thomas L. Daniel and A L Eberle and Per G. Reinhall and Jessica L. Fox},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
The halteres of flies are mechanosensory organs that serve a crucial role in the control of agile flight, providing sensory input for rapid course corrections to perturbations. Derived from hind wings, halteres are actively flapped and are thus subject to a variety of inertial forces as the fly undergoes complex flight trajectories. Previous analyses of halteres modelled them as a point mass, showing that Coriolis forces lead to subtle deflections orthogonal to the plane of flapping. By design… Expand

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