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Can birds fly with broken ribs?

So again, in the book I'm writing, and yes, I do understand it is not plausible for humans to fly, I want one of my characters to be hit while flying and continue to fly with broken ribs. Now along ...
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What muscles would get sore if humans had wings and could fly?

I'm intrigued by the idea of humans with feathered wings as a 6th appendage, but with prolonged flight, if such a thing were actually possible for humans naturally as it is in my book, I'm not sure ...
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High and low speed modes in a humanoid

Can we get a humanoid capable of both endurance and high speed if the use 2 different locomotion modes? The idea i have is to have a lanky humanoid that is set up for slow speed long endurance ...
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How or would these mechanical wings work?

I have a character with 2 pairs of mechanical engined wings and I have been wondering if they’d even work or what would be the best type of wings for this character. They’re a military fighter, ...
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How would a town be designed for a winged race? [duplicate]

I am creating a world that has a race of winged humanoids, but I am unsure of how a town for them would be designed. They are a slightly smaller than human sized, pre-industrial, omnivorous species ...
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How would a 4 winged humanoid/centaur fly?

Okay, i'm working on an OC for a fanfiction/RP i'm doing with a friend. She's a centaur like creature (body shape is closest to a cat, around 5'4 in Hight (if measuring her from her front paws to head)...
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Is my character's wingspan designed well?

My question is simply whether my character as shown in the picture, Would it be able to fly and Would it look believable if it did fly? I have seen similar posts but all refer to wing types more ...
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Can avian and humanoid shoulders be combined in a way that allows flight?

It is easy to put avian and reptilian shoulders on the same frame. Unfortunately, humans are mammals (apes, in fact), not reptiles, and hence our shoulders are very close to our backs, heavily ...
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How to explain humans growing wings as a mutation from contact with an unknown object?

Background history Year 2150, humanity is expecting the most devastating winter of all times and they know it 6 months before it happens. Every scientist of every country are trying to develop a ...
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How could a winged human hide very big wings [duplicate]

So I've seen a question similar to this one, but the wings were much shorter. I've got a character that's about 5ft tall and has wings from about his shoulders to his calves. Think avian-human hybrid (...
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World conditions for Flying Humanoid Like a Human

Okay, so this is unrelated to every question I've made so far except a select one. I want to see how a race of sapient, flying humanoids that are essentially humans, but with wings and tails. Here are ...
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Can a robot which flies like a bat have telescopic wings?

Working as a continuation of the concept I mentioned in my previous question, my character is building a flying robot, which has wings which function much like those of a bat. The robot in question ...
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Could an insect-winged humanoid keep its private parts covered?

Could a fairy (which is like a 10cm tall human with an insect-like abdomen attached to the coccyx region of the hips, which expands and contracts to breathe like a human chest, and that also have ...
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Could Neopteran wings be supported by a flexible ribcage?

Could a small tetrapod fly using Neopteran-like wings that are integrated into the ribcage between the ribs and the spine, with the ribcage being flexible and containing flight muscles instead of ...
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What size would my race to be to be able to both use insectoid wings and have moderate intelligence, sentience, and general mental aptitude?

I know I can't simply scale up insect wings and place them on a human for them to work. I am creating a race that is constituted of small humanoids with dragonfly wings. How small do I have to make ...
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Could my flying primates exist? [duplicate]

A long time ago, a group of primates diverged into three main groups: Imps, Angels, and possibly fairies? Some characteristics of flying primates include: being 4.1 feet having pterosaur-like wings ...
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Humans with bird wings [duplicate]

So i recently found this site and it proved useful for many unanswered science question except for one big one I want to know: What properties would allow for bird wings on humans, NOT connected to ...
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How fast could a bird-like human fly under optimal conditions?

So I have a race of people who look mostly like humans, but share a lot of traits with birds, most notably: Wings placed midway down the back, roughly double their armspan (varies by species) Hollow, ...
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How would flight factor into shepherding for Aarakocra (birdfolk, basically)?

So, my setting, as of now, is a singular supercontinent, with a large mountain system running across one of its sides, basically the fantasy equivalent of the Andes. On paper this (or at least its ...
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Would this winged human/angel be able to fly?

I take no credit for the image below. All artwork and information belongs to Blue-Hearts on DeviantArt: (click on image for a higher resolution) I'm personally very impressed at her level of detail ...
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Armor design for bird people? | Gliding

So, there are birdpeople/birdfolk in my setting. They're ~170 cm tall bipedal humanoids with a pair of functioning wings, slightly below the shoulders. They're covered with feathers, except for the ...
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Human wing area for gliding?

If humans had wings, let's just say in the classic angel position. It's pretty obvious that we don't have the muscles or aerodynamics to actually fly with them. I was looking at hang-gliders, and I ...
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Could a human fly with wings if they were below average? [duplicate]

So I've been looking into how a human could fly and the physical limits to it. I've wondered though how it would be changed if you used someone who was very small in size but can still have a lot of ...
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Optimal proportions for flying humans?

There exist humans on a world with 35% the gravity of Earth and air five times denser. These people have invented wingsuits with extensions that go past their arms and enable them to fly by flapping ...
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Is this humanoid dragon realistic the way I’ve imagined it?

In this world I’m dabbling with, the dominant species is a race of six limbed humanoid with two wings on its back slightly below the shoulder blades. They are very slender (“BMI” is between 17 & ...
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Hands-Free Methods of Firing Arrows for Flying Soldiers

There are flying warriors wear wing suits. Kind of like this but with wings extending past the arms that they control with their hands These warriors do not have the technology to make guns but ...
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Gadget: Insect wings

(Related to Human Dragonfly wings) Context The mutant thread is back. For more context, see my previous questions. One of my character is a "subtle" mutant (no outward sign) that has an affinity ...
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Transportation for Angels

Simple question, hopefully not broad. This is the 21st century, everything that we have. Technology to make cars, planes, trains, boats, all of that stuff. But then, in this world, everybody is a ...
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What Muscles in the Human Body Could Produce a Flight Stroke?

I have an idea for a story where humans on a low g planet with a dense atmosphere wear artificial wings to fly. I know that muscles they would use to produce a flight stroke would be in the upper body,...
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Human Shoulder Motion & Powered Flight

I have an idea for a story where human live on world with low gravity and a dense atmosphere. These humans have developed artificial wings that are attached to their arms so they can fly. Since the ...
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What melee weapon should winged humans use? [duplicate]

So currently in my fantasy universe 2 races are at war, the Anglar and the Darus. Info: Anglar: winged humans (basically Angels without holy powers). Darus: lizard people, they used to have wings ...
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Autumn/winter clothing for winged humanoids who try to stay out of sight

I looked for answers, but didn't see any solid answers for this particular question. Unlike the other questions my winged humanoids can have their wings disappear so they can pass for human, then have ...
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How might one go about safe amputations of wings in the Middle Ages?

I have a species that is born with small wings, that grow to be able to carry them by the magic of handwavium, but they are human in all other respects. It’s the Middle Ages, and the inquisition has ...
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Fashion and Wings [closed]

I have a race of angel-like winged humanoids, hereafter referred to as Avians. They are essentially humans with hollow bones and a single pair of large, feathered wings attached near their shoulders. ...
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How long do the human arms and legs need to be so they can fly like a bat [duplicate]

just out of curiosity how long do the human arms and legs would need to be so that a connecting patagium, like that of a colugo or a bat, would allow them to glide like one
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Could winged humanoids perch on public transit?

In modern times, public transport, whether it is buses, trains, or taxis, makes long-term travel more convenient. Also in that same world, there are winged humanoids capable of actual flying, with ...
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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' ...
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Aerial combat: winged humans

I shall present myself: I am Alfara Gal Strid, proud leader of a clan of Arat'nie - what you would simply call "winged humans". I come to you with a troublesome question. You see, for a long time we ...
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Would human-avian hybrids be able to preen themselves with just their hands?

My winged people just have feathers on their wings, and maybe small feathers on their back between their wings (from shoulder blades to mid back). Their bodies look generally human. Here is a link ...
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The Angel--Let's Get Real, Shall We? [duplicate]

The classic image of the angel is a winged humanoid superior to humans in power and intelligence. How do we make this biologically real? For starters, no wings anchored to the shoulders! Finding an ...
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How could a winged human hide their wings?

In my world there are ''angels'' which have 4ft long wings and can't fly. As of late, these 'angels' have been hunt down and they must hide. How can a winged human hide their wings?
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