Flaps

Hinged surfaces normally located at the trailing edge of the wing designed to increase the wings lift and the slow-flight characteristics.

When deployed partially they increase lift, when deployed fully they increase drag and drag.

Blown Flaps

Aerodynamic surface over which bleed air is discharged at high speed to prevent breakaway of the normal airflow.


See also: Aileron, Flight Controls, Lift, Wing.

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Subjects: Aviation