Corpus ID: 20825542

Kinematic, aerodynamic and anatomical mechanisms in the slow, maneuvering flight of pigeons

@article{Warrick1998KinematicAA,
  title={Kinematic, aerodynamic and anatomical mechanisms in the slow, maneuvering flight of pigeons},
  author={Warrick},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={201 (Pt 12)},
  pages={
          655-72
        }
}
  • Warrick
  • Published 1998
  • Physics, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
A high-speed (200 Hz) infrared video system was used in a three-dimensional analysis of pigeon wing and body kinematics to determine the aerodynamic and anatomical mechanisms they use to produce force asymmetries to effect a turn during slow (3 m s-1) flight. Contrary to our expectations, pigeons used downstroke velocity asymmetries, rather than angle of attack or surface area asymmetries, to produce the disparities in force needed for directional changes. To produce a bank, a velocity… Expand
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