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Old Sep 24, 2012, 04:20 PM
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My analysis shows a pretty big penalty for not having camber change. So you need the flaps to win. Also installing spoilers in a composite wing means cutting a hole right where you are most likely to fold the wing. Like servo cutouts, it can be dealt with in the design but it is another thing to worry about. Plus the attention to detail required to make a nice fitting spoiler is in my experience a level above cutting a flap out.

If you need to drop the plane in a tight spot, which happens frequently in some areas, flaps are much easier than spoilers.
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