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Old 04-24-2012, 02:56 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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Split flaps are not just to create drag. They are more effective at increasing the coefficient than a plain flap, but not as good as a Fowler flaps. Keep in mind that the first 50% of a flap range creates more than 50% of an increase in lift while the last 50% creates more than 50% of drag.
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