Flight of the bumblebee

flight of the bumblebee1Folklore suggests that, despite all evidence to the contrary, bumblebees aren’t able to fly. If you’re truly interested in things like this, there are plenty of good resources that show exactly how they do it. Key words and phrases to tap into a search engine are “bumblebees” + “aerodynamic analysis”, “dynamic stall” and “oscillation cycle”.

And should you choose to do so later or not at  all,  you can always hum Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.

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