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From:     Joseph Delisle <jd@?????.net>
Date:     Mon, 2 Jan 1995 21:00:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject:  Re: A couple more things
In a previous message, Skreyn@???.com said...
>
> >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.

	Would most flying mounts even have a gravity plane? I don't
have my books handy, but I think the minimum is 20 or 25 feet. Would
griffins, pegasi, et al be long enough, or would their wingspan allow
them to generate a gravity plane?
	I would allow them to fly, just because it's fantasy. (And it
would look pretty cool, too :)

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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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