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Problem: A typical flying insect applies an average force equal to twice its weight during each downward stroke while hovering. Take the mass of the insect to be 10 g, and assume the wings move an average downward distance of 1.0 cm during each stroke.You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".Assuming 100 downward strokes per second, estimate the average power output of the insect.

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A typical flying insect applies an average force equal to twice its weight during each downward stroke while hovering. Take the mass of the insect to be 10 g, and assume the wings move an average downward distance of 1.0 cm during each stroke.

You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191).

For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".

Assuming 100 downward strokes per second, estimate the average power output of the insect.