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jimsbigegofan
08-03-2004, 07:00 AM
What exactly does flaps do? What are the effects on your plane when you switch them? (take-off, combat, landing flaps etc.)

jimsbigegofan
08-03-2004, 07:00 AM
What exactly does flaps do? What are the effects on your plane when you switch them? (take-off, combat, landing flaps etc.)

F19_Ob
08-03-2004, 07:20 AM
Simply put...they create more lift when enabled, wich makes the plane fly better in slow speeds ( good at takeoff and landings). At same time they also create drag and slow the plane down.
On combatsetting they are only down a bit so they can be used at higher speed to get better turnrate for a while.

Flaps on and off is used frequently in combat. If used all the time they would slow u down too much to be safe.

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BRASSTURTLE
08-03-2004, 07:21 AM
WELCOME ABOARD!
Flaps are lift (and drag) producing devices located on the trailing edge of your wings. they are lowered for takeoff to produce extra lift and lowered further still on landing to also produce drag as well. "Combat flap" setting is used to in combat & manuvering(sp) to help adjust your wing critical speed to allow higher angle of attack/lower speed turns.

You will get many more responses from those far more knowledsgeable than i on this matter.

Happy Flying!!

ThanasisK
08-03-2004, 07:22 AM
Layman's terms: (i.e. not exactly accurate explanation but should give you a good idea about flaps).
a) Combat: deploy when in a turning dogfight. Limit your speed and acceleration (due to drag) but provide you with more lift.
b) Takeoff: Can be used during take off (duh!). Give you lots of lift but they limit your speed significantly (lots of drag too)
c) Landing: Create loads of drag + small amount of lift to make for easier landings (+ other uses that I am not going into them here).
Flaps will jam in high speeds so be careful with them as if you are caught with flaps jammed you will be in a disadvantage.
You might want to check www.il2flying.com (http://www.il2flying.com) for additional tips http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Hope that helps.

Zayets
08-03-2004, 07:30 AM
Flaps.
Don't confuse them with the ailerons. Flaps are the inner moveable parts of an aircraft wing. Once deployed (flaps down) , they have a dramatic effect in increasing the lift.The outer ones are called ailerons and they are used to roll your plane around its longitudinal axe.
In IL2 there are planes with 3 flaps position(well,four actually) , up,combat,takeoff and landing.Combat you would use it in ... combat.Especially in a turn when you want a tight turn.The other ones are pretty much explanatory by the name self.When you take off,you will start with flaps up , once you gain speed , you will deploy more (combat) just before the roll, you would want to deploy it one more notch (takeoff). And , if you have a heavy load , won't harm to deploy it once more (landing).It helps your plane to lift himself from the ground.
Also , you could use the trim tabs on the planes which such a capability.Trimming a plane can be essential in many situations (cruise,combat etc).Sure,once this topic was started,more will come with explanations.Majority of them much more smarter than mine.
In conclusion, flaps increase lift,ailerons used to roll the plane,elevators(what do you have on your tail),used to pitch up/down the plane,rudder(also on yer tail), used to roll the plane along the perpendicular axis on yer plane,also called yaw.Trimming is used to keep all or some of those surfaces in a certain position.For many reasons.

Zayets out

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Zayets
08-03-2004, 07:31 AM
Oh my!
See a post,try to answer and when you post 3 answers already!I told you,guys in here are very smart http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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p1ngu666
08-03-2004, 07:40 AM
u mean u dont cycle thru them to flap along like a bird?
damn, thats what ive been doing wrong all this time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

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Zayets
08-03-2004, 07:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
u mean u dont cycle thru them to flap along like a bird?
damn, thats what ive been doing wrong all this time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

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Don't believe p1ngu666!
He flies only biplanes.There are no flaps on those http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Bikewer
08-03-2004, 08:23 AM
Wait till we get folding-wings in PF....

Flap,flap,flap, just like the birdies.

x6BL_Brando
08-03-2004, 08:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Don't believe p1ngu666!
He flies only biplanes.There are no flaps on those <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Excepting the Gloster Gladiator of course, which does http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif