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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by kcaldwel View Post
Spli flaps work much like plain flaps. They increase the camber of the wing, therefore increasing the maximum Cl.

Perhaps surprisingly, they produce slightly less drag than a plain flap for the same Cl increase. This can be a good or bad thing, depending on your application.

There are lots of reports on split flap wind tunnel testing on the NASA server, and good information in "Theory of Wing Sections" A&D.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...1993091743.pdf

Kevin
Yep. Surprising it is .
Thanks Kevin
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