flapsdown40 wrote:If they did, in fact, deflect down to 60 degrees, the engines would probably be howling at 90% N1 just to keep the plane flying and not pancaking into the ground with the inboard flaps at 60 degrees.
CARST wrote:If you watch these photos you see that it is no optical illusion:
Also this is a nice photo:
Source: https://www.decodedscience.org/wing-fla ... ft/11831/2
The source for the phot above is worth a read anyway, because it gives some nice explanation about the lift-increase of different flap-systems used in the past decades...flapsdown40 wrote:If they did, in fact, deflect down to 60 degrees, the engines would probably be howling at 90% N1 just to keep the plane flying and not pancaking into the ground with the inboard flaps at 60 degrees.
I think you must understand of how a wing works to understand that this is wrong. While engine thrust has to be added to counter-act against the "breaking action" from the extended flaps, they also add massively to the lift created and thus less power is needed to keep the aircraft flying at low speeds. So the real power increase might be just 30-40%...
This is from Wikipedia about how aircraft "wings" work:
And that (see how similar it is) is how the 777 wing looks with the flaps extended fully:
Source: https://pma27.deviantart.com/art/Boeing ... -185387592
LH707330 wrote:Because the yehudi is pretty prominent
aeropix wrote:LH707330 wrote:Because the yehudi is pretty prominent
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