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#1 Felix Mottram

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

So this explains how we might react to the adjacent fliers in the grid <grins>

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

So this explains how we might react to the adjacent fliers in the grid <grins>


...especially when a predator (a.k.a. out of control SLK) is sighted approaching the flock.:kid_devlish:
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

...especially when a predator (a.k.a. out of control SLK) is sighted approaching the flock.:kid_devlish:


Exactly!

It may, of course, be one of the grid throwing a wobbly. It has been interesting to see the reactions of other fliers in the grid at stressful moments.

I 'like' the concept of random flying in a 'full' sky... A small number of fliers can interact completely spontaneously and very 'elegantly' as we have seen at Blackheath recently. Scaling this within the constraints of a larger group of fliers could be fascinating as long as Ben was prepared to supply the lines. <grins>

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