Bats land upside down, not right-side up. So, how do they do it? Researchers have discovered, through the use of computer models and high-speed cameras, that bats use their heavy wings to help them land. Inertia also helps bats land upside down.

 

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Bats use weighty wings to land upside down

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Compared to birds and insects, bats have heavy wings for their body size. Those comparatively cumbersome flappers might seem a detriment to maneuverability, but new research shows that bats’ extra wing mass makes possible a quintessential bit of …

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