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Flaps are hinged surfaces that are usually located on the trailing edge of the wings on fixed-wing aircraft and are used for various purposes. Flaps that are located on the leading edge of the wings are known as slats and/or Krueger flaps.

Split flaps are more useful for landing, but the partially deflected hinge flaps have the advantage in takeoff. The split flap has significant drag at small deflections, whereas the hinge flap does not because airflow remains 'attached' to the flap.

Flaps and landing gear
Extending the flaps will decrease the climb performance as L/D ratio is less and the power required increased. The best rate-of-climb and angle-of-climb is always reached with flaps up.

The purpose of this manual is to advise simulator pilots of some of the ways cowl flaps and other devices are used to cool piston-powered aircraft engines.

Landing Flaps
Technology / Aviation / Landing Flaps: a secondary control surface built into the wing by which the overall wing area, or lift-drag ratio, can be increased. The increased wing area permits a slower landing speed.

Hinged surfaces attached to the trailing edge of a wing, either to increase manoeuvrability (as on a control line aerobatic model) or to increase lift at the expense of drag (as on most full size aircraft and some radio control aeroplanes).

Flaps Parts of the wings that can be extended to help slow the plane for landing and increase lift at low speeds. Full flaps are typically used for landing, and partial flaps may also be used for takeoff.

Each half of wing is equipped with the split flap that takes about two thirds of half span of wing. The rectangular flap consists of ribs and skin, creating cavity. The flap is hinged on the wing by means of swivel throughout its length.

Flaps Hinged control surface located at the trailing edge of the wing inboard of the ailerons. The flaps are lowered to produce more aerodynamic lift from the wing, allowing a slower takeoff and landing speed.

FLAPS Hinged surfaces on the inboard rear of wings, deployed to increase wing curvature (and thus, lift), primarily used to control angle of descent and to decrease landing touchdown speeds.

Control surfaces installed on the trailing edge of a wing and used to increase the amount of lift generated by the wing at slower speeds. Flaps also have the effect of slowing an aircraft during its landing approach.

A control surface on fixed-wing aircraft, usually mounted to the fore edge of the wings, that extends the wing to provide added lift at low speeds; Compare: slats; Symbols: delta sub F; Typical Units: rad, deg,percent; ...

Hinged portions of the wing that act together to increase the lift characteristics of the wing. Most often used to allow slower landings, and shorter takeoffs. Not present in most aerobatic aircraft.

* Flaps for Normal Takeoff
Extending the flaps for takeoff will improve your ability to see over the nose. This is because it increases the incidence; therefore the airplane will fly at a lower pitch attitude (for any given angle of attack).

Use flaps to help control glide slope
Configuration changes don't require power to control glide slope. Stay a little high and let the flaps bring you down.

Flaps up, power-on stalls were hardly more dramatic. The J230 got wobbly sooner without flaps, at around 58 knots indicated, and the nose angle was higher.

Flaps are airfoils on the trailing edge of the wing. In normal flight they are at 0, and act simply as part of the wing.

Flaps (often confused with any of the other moveable surfaces) are used on wings to increase lift and/or increase drag as an aircraft flies progressively slower.

Flaps, Ailerons, and Flaperons
Full span ailerons, which also act as full span flaps, are thus used (called flaperons).

BLOWN FLAPS - Aerodynamic surface over which bleed air is discharged at high speed to prevent breakaway of the normal airflow.

BOUNDARY LAYER - Thin stratum of air nearest to an aircraft's external surface structure.

Split flaps, although quite effective, have fallen out of fashion and will not be discussed further [though I have re-introduced them with the ZENITH CH 2000].

Fin is the vertical part of the tail Flaps The flaps slide back and down to increase the surface of the wing area. Fuselage The body of the plane Gas Turbine Another term for engine.

Anchor: Apply air brakes, flaps, ect. - Attempt to rapidly reduce speed.
Angels: Altitude in thousands of feet - "Angels 20" = 20,000'
Angle-off: Angle between the line of flight of target a/c and line of sight of an attacking a/c.

of the upper plane they are sometimes called wing flaps.
16. Landing Wires or Ground Wires (Single).-The single wires which support the weight of the panels when landing or on the ground.
17. Flying Wires, or Load Wires (Double).

These include trim devices of various types and wing flaps.
Trim tabs are commonly used to relieve the pilot from maintaining continuous pressure on the primary controls when correcting for an unbalanced flight condition caused by changes in ...

April 2 - Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2, a Boeing Stratocruiser, ditched into Puget Sound after takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the cowl flaps were incorrectly set for takeoff.

VSO: stalling speed at MTWA, in landing configuration with flaps and landing gear down, at sea level, ISA conditions (bottom of white arc on ASI).
VX: best angle of climb speed on all engines.
VXSE: best engine-out angle of climb speed.

Designer Itokawa turned to a sophisticated flight control technology in the form of "butterfly shaped (actually paddle shaped) air combat maneuvering flaps" that were deployed from Bowden levers atop the control stick (like the brake on a Nanchang) ...

Takeoffs normally are done with flaps retracted. To reduce takeoff distances for short- and soft-field departures, Piper recommends that the flaps be set at 25 degrees and the nose lifted at a lower airspeed.

When one blade flaps up, the other flaps down. The entire mechanical arrangement works like a child's see-saw (teeter-totter) toy.
Coning Hinge
The light blue arrows point to the two coning hinges.

The description optionally includes leading-edge slats, flaps on inboard trailing-edges and trim tabs, all of which are mentioned separately, if installed.

One way to cut the speed reduction somewhat is to land without flaps or with partial flaps. Recalling that the best approach speed is 1.3 times Vso, raising Vso means you can land faster and still be within acceptable parameters.

A320 Aeros Cessna 172 Checklists Circuits City Orbit Climbing Crosswind Descending EFATO First Solo Flaps Forced Landing Glide Approaches Glossary Go Around Headset Landing Navigation Pax Brief precautionary search Preflight RAAF Museum Radio ...

Complex aircraft: Three (3) pieces of equipment are required to allow an aircraft to be considered complex: flaps, landing gear and a constant speed propeller.

To study the effect of the propeller-pitch, the above trials may be repeated at the same speeds by setting the propeller to operate at coarse and fine pitch settings. The effect of flaps can also be studied by repeating the set of trials with the ...

(a) When approaching to alight, the distance travelled horizontally in the air after flattening out and before touching down. The better streamlined the aeroplane the greater its float, unless fitted with flaps.

Flight configurations. Adjusting the aircraft control surfaces (including flaps and landing gear) in a manner that will achieve a specified attitude.

Whether or not Pearse flew in any acceptable sense, and regardless of the exact date, his first aircraft was a remarkable invention embodying several far-sighted concepts: a monoplane configuration, wing flaps and rear elevator, ...

Among these were attempts to regain the trim, change the wing flaps position and recycle the landing gear. All my attempts to correct the problems had failed. I knew that there would be an accident.

the best glide speed, speed to achieve the best rate of climb, the stall speed, minimum controllable speed, never exceed speed, maneuvering speed, and many other. Vso lists the speed for the aircraft speed in its landing configuration (i.e., flaps ...

See also: See also: Pilot, Flight, Aircraft, Landing, Speed

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