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What would humans wings need to be like to fly? [duplicate]

How would it work for a human to have wings and how would they be able to fly? What wings would make the most sense, feathered, webbed etc.? How would it make sense for it to connect to their own ...
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If humans had wings, how big would they have to be? [duplicate]

I know that we could never fly even if we had wings because we're not aerodynamic but if we were. How big ( length * width or area ) would they have to be? I would like a clear answer or at least an ...
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How would Angelic and Demonic Flight work? [duplicate]

The common conception of angels and demons is of humanoids with wings on their back. But in my story, angels and demons operate in 'nonmagical' ways; there are no 'spells' or any 'charms' in this ...
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What biological changes would have to be made to make a flying human/bird hybrid (harpy) [duplicate]

Obviously you need to do more then add wings to a human. What biological changes would have to be made to humans in order to make a harpy that could fly ( or at least glide.)
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Evolutionary pressure leading to dragons

Here on the stack exchange we talk about dragons... a lot. We have discussed all the factors that would allow dragons to exist and yet, there is a question we have not asked. What evolutionary ...
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How big would my character's wings realistically be?

I'm not a professional at world building or character building, still starting out, but I do want to make an attempt at having my fantasy character be somewhat realistic. He's 11 years old, 4.8 ft (...
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Anatomically Correct Demons

Demons have been a staple of multiple religions for thousands of years, just like angels. While some of the points brought up in the Anatomically Correct Angels post (and other posts on flying ...
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Alien Griffin Design

Another question for my comic: my friend has made a demand that I give one of her characters a flying mount, preferably griffin-like. I have some designs but I want them to be plausible: How bulky ...
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Air density for winged human flight?

How dense would the atmosphere of a theoretical planet have it be, in relation to Earth's atmosphere, to fly with, say, a 10 to 15 foot wingspan? Math is acceptable and encouraged, and a set of ...
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Can human evolve or mutate to become super powerful [closed]

I was wondering, if one day in the future it would be possible for humans to evolve (without tech embedded implants) to characters such as Goku, Hulk ,etc. Characters who are far physically superior ...
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Fantasy Royal Flying Doctor Service

Regular people are too big and heavy to fly on their own (i.e. without magic or internal combustion), but I'd like to have the fantasy equivalent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service so... Could ...
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Winged Humanoid Physics

I'm working on a race called the Veznir for a story, and as much as I'd like to day they're very fast flying humanoids, it's not very scientific. Only the females have wings, and they average about 6' ...