Table 2. Continuous tail swings: Tail tip maximum velocities and linear momentum of the distal tail for different deflection angles and swing times.
 
 

swing time (s)

1

1

1

1.5

1.5

1.5

2

2

2

 

deflection per joint ()

2.5

5

6

2.5

5

6

2.5

5

6

 

max speed (m/s)

6.7

13.74

15.93

4.46

9.14

11.05

3.34

6.83

8.25

 

Linear

'slim', tail tip 10.7 kg

71.69

147

170.5

47.72

97.8

118.2

35.74

73.08

88.28

 

momentum (kgm/s)

'medium', tail tip 11.8 kg

79.06

162.1

191.2

52.63

107.9

130.4

39.41

80.59

97.35

 

 

'croc', tail tip 14.85 kg

99.50

204

191.2

66.23

135.7

164.1

49.6

101.4

122.5