I am modifying on the anatomy design starting with the bones then the other details.
As for mock up I have create a rig for the creature as a test rig. If anyone doesn’t mind I will post the link for download. Would that be ok?
Okay basically they would live in a world that is devoid of bird or have no contact with birds like on a distant island. Under isolation, most animals would evolve in a unique way.
I discovered that most animals only use 2 wings to fly, from a efficiency stand point that’s a bit of waste as the legs are not used in flight and also might cause drag as well your legs still have weight.
But animals who incorperate their legs into their flight pattern evolved into some of the largest flying animals on the planet. Pterosaurs have their legs incorperated into the wing membrane just like bats do. So I see a potential that once the bird are extinct, the bats can take over and or even outshine birds!
Now I am thinking if we turn the hind legs into wings or part of the flight as well without sacrificing its strength to intiate a jump or walk. I think 4 fours can produce a 2x stronger force to lift off
Another issue I am trying to solve is to prevent my bats from getting bad accidents when they are landing as they grow larger. I have smaller species in mind but now I am more worried for the larger species.
I have got one that has a wingspan of 13 metres, rivalling that of the largest Pterosaurs.
To see what accidents I mean, look at this video. And have a good laugh
I was think if my bats need 4 limbs to take off and also land, they won’t be falling and tumbling like an albatross but have a more graceful landing.