"Our model predicts, that flight muscles of flies can act over several wing beats to bias the pitch of the wings and yet generate the sub wing-beat changes in wing motion that aerodynamically induce the maneuver," say the [research team].More explanation here. But what is the practical upshot?
Wang and co conclude: "The simple mechanism used by fruit flies may be quite general and should likewise simplify the control of flapping flying machines."Kress will finally have his day.
On a different front, keep up the struggle against other fruit abusers!