Little Wing

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The Humble Bumblebee, taking off with a full load in its back leg-pockets.
Look how much it has to crank those wings, for vertical lift – reminiscent of scenes from “Chickenhawk”, the Vietnam memoir of a chopper pilot.

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2 thoughts on “Little Wing

  1. I don’t think translational lift applies to bumble bees but I like the idea of a bumble bee making flight calculations. If a bumble bee was a helicopter it would almost certainly be a Sikorsky S-58.

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