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Automatic aeroelastic devices in the wings of a steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis

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Here we analyse aeroelastic devices in the wings of a steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis during manoeuvres. Chaotic deflections of the upperwing coverts observed using video cameras carried by the bird (50 frames s_1) indicate trailing-edge separation but attached flow near the leading edge during flapping and gust response, and completely stalled flows upon landing. The underwing coverts deflect automatically along the leading edge at high angle of attack. We use high-speed digital video (500 fr...

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10.1242/jeb.011197

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume:
210
Issue:
23
Pages:
4136-4149
Publication date:
2007-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-9145
ISSN:
0022-0949
Source identifiers:
164978
Language:
English
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pubs:164978
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uuid:1c795ae0-c733-4256-8893-4a5f4f44b950
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pubs:164978
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2013-11-16

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