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Hummingbird Aerodynamics- High Speed Video - Smarter Every Day 27

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Uploaded on Oct 17, 2011

I'm shooting with a Phantom V10 camera made by Vision Research.
http://www.visionresearch.com/Contact... - Click here and tell them Destin sent you! That will be fun.
http://www.visionresearch.com/ - Click for high speed video awesomness

Musical genius Gordon McGladdery made the music! Download it here: http://ashellinthepit.bandcamp.com/tr...

Click here to see Dr. Warrick and Dr. Tobalske's paper:
http://dbs.umt.edu/flightlab/document... - click to see a paper by Dr. Warrick and Dr. Tobalske.


Check out our Facebook Page! We post photos and behind the scenes stuff.
http://on.fb.me/SED-Facebook

A special thanks to Wayne for offering to help me edit while I tried to make it through my Thesis Defense this week. I did not ask and he offered. Thank you Wayne.

Dr. Warrick provided the following papers for additional research.

Tyson L. Hedrick
Damping in flapping flight and its implications for manoeuvring, scaling and evolution J Exp Biol 2011 214:4073-4081. doi:10.1242/jeb.047001

and

Hedrick, T. L., Cheng, B. and Deng, X. (2009).
Wingbeat time and the scaling of passive, rotational damping in flapping flight. Science 324, 252-255.

One of our papers is accessible to all from the journal: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or...

Instead of saving for my kids' college, I make videos using the money I would have saved.
The thought is it will help educate the world as a whole, and one day generate enough revenue to pay for their education. Until then if you appreciate what you've learned in this video and the effort that went in to it, please share the video. If you REALLY liked it, feel free to pitch a few dollars towards their college fund by clicking here:
http://bit.ly/KidsCollege

Warm Regards,

Destin

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