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One of the physical limits to biological flight is muscle physiology. Muscle force output is proportional to muscle physiological cross sectional area (PCSA) multiplied by its specific tension (Gans, 1982): $$F = \text{PCSA} \times \text{Specific Tension}$$ PCSA is basically just the cross-sectional area of a muscle adjusted for its architecture. Pennate ...


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