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Turning flight of bats.

@article{Aldridge1987TurningFO,
  title={Turning flight of bats.},
  author={H D Aldridge},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={128},
  pages={
          419-25
        }
}
  • H. Aldridge
  • Published 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
The turning flight of six microchiropteran bat species is described. The bats' abilities to turn tightly were determined by their abilities to fly slowly and to generate high lateral accelerations. Rhinolophus ferrumequinum developed high lateral accelerations by flapping its banked wings while flying at very low speed. Plecotus auritus turned at relatively low speed and at low lateral acceleration. The other species were all moving fast as they turned and generated lateral accelerations either… Expand

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