3D Flyfire by MIT

Started Feb 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
Mark Rosher
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Re: 3D Flyfire by MIT
In reply to Eike Welk, Feb 24, 2010

They didn't look that small, but thanks for adding to the thoughts buzzing around my mind! I hadn't considered that, but then I suppose if Starlings can manage it...

Eike Welk wrote:

Mark Rosher wrote:

Nice dream. Can only guess at the micro-gusting created by hundreds of immediately adjacent hovering fans...

If they make them really small, the viscosity of the air dominates over its inertial mass; so that the turbulences quickly loose their energy. Therefore insects can fly close to each other, while airplanes need large safety distances.

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