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Soapy_112th
12-07-2004, 02:36 AM
A squadmate of mine mentioned how he liked to use "Cylindrical flaps" when playing 3.01m, but he refuses to telll me what planes use them or the historical basis for them.

Can anyone shed some light of this flap type and perhaps point me to a link of their actual use in WW2 ?

Soapy_112th
12-07-2004, 02:36 AM
A squadmate of mine mentioned how he liked to use "Cylindrical flaps" when playing 3.01m, but he refuses to telll me what planes use them or the historical basis for them.

Can anyone shed some light of this flap type and perhaps point me to a link of their actual use in WW2 ?

HelicalPropwash
12-07-2004, 02:59 AM
The mind boggles, Soapy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stansdds
12-07-2004, 03:56 AM
I have heard of flaps, Fowler flaps, and leading edge slats, not heard of cylindrical flaps on an airplane. A quick Google turned up a surgical technique for rhinoplasty (nose job).

Fennec_P
12-07-2004, 04:10 AM
Maybe he means flaps with cylindrical acummulators? A wild guess.

http://www.infodotinc.com/content/aviation/14018/css/14018_297.htm

IV_JG51_Razor
12-07-2004, 04:13 AM
Maybe he's referring to having his flaps assigned to a rotory slider on his throttle. When you do this, you get infinite positions rather than just the three the game gives you.

Not for nuthin', but I wouldn't think much of a squaddie who treated me that way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fennec_P
12-07-2004, 05:15 AM
Still don't know what it is, but found a reference on an OV-10 website.

Third YOV-10A prototype, using T-53 engines, is assigned to NASA to begin cylindrical flap tests. (This unusual aircraft is now restored at the Yankee Air Force Museum.)

http://www.ov-10bronco.net/faq.cfm

I dunno about this prototype, but the production OV-10A has slotted fowler flaps. I'll bet thats what squadmate is referring too.

These are the flaps that slide outward as they deploy, increasing total wing area. offhand I can say the P-47 and Ki-84 use these.

flyboy_112th
12-07-2004, 05:32 AM
Sounds like a ground safety cover for the toroidal elevon.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/media/352.gif

Soapy_112th
12-07-2004, 06:10 AM
Trust my CO to come over just as the fun was starting...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

my apologies gents, the flaps I mean are actually part of an in joke in the 112th and friends, however the info on the Bronco is excellent, particulary, how much beer one could carry http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HelicalPropwash
12-07-2004, 06:18 AM
If you mentioned beer to start with, we would have known which flaps you were referring to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif