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From:     Skreyn@???.com
Date:     Mon, 2 Jan 1995 20:54:11 -0500
Subject:  Re: A couple more things
>Second, what would be the speed differences for the various airborne mounts
>(griffins, hippogriffs, pegasi, giant swans) in space? I mean, they should
>be loads faster without having to work to support their own weight.

Er, well, even ignoring the lack of air for such creatures (2-20 turns,
yes?), I doubt they'd be able to fly, since their wings would push
against the air in their own envelope and not give them much propulsion,
since their air is centered on _their_ gravity, rather than that of
a stationary body.

I know I'm normally the chem/physics explainer here, but right now
I can't think of why exactly this sort of flight would be pretty useless.

Anyone want to help me out?
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A couple more things    Robert_Myers@???.??.?????.edu    02 Jan 1995 05:18:01
Re: A couple more things    Jeremy    02 Jan 1995 19:25:05
Re: A couple more things    Michael Sandy    02 Jan 1995 21:01:00
Re: A couple more things    Skreyn@???.com    03 Jan 1995 01:54:11
Re: A couple more things    Joseph Delisle    03 Jan 1995 02:00:42

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