The gear change mechanism of the blowfly (Calliphora erythrocephala) in tethered flight

@article{Nalbach2004TheGC,
  title={The gear change mechanism of the blowfly (Calliphora erythrocephala) in tethered flight},
  author={Gerbera Nalbach},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={165},
  pages={321-331}
}
  • G. Nalbach
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Summary1.The wing beat ofCalliphora was observed stroboscopically in tethered flight. Two synchronized video cameras filmed the macroscopic wing movements and the microscopic events in the wing articulation.2.The radial stop (RS) never contacts the pleural wing process (PWP) during the upper turning of the wing. This is in contradiction to Pfau's models (1973, 1985, 1987) of the gear change mechanism.3.The contact of the RS and the PWP during the lower half of the wing cycle occurs only rarely… Expand

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