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Old Nov 23, 09, 11:28 am   #31
  
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Hi NYPDLieu, the part you're referring to is called an "Outboard Aft Flap" and is used to augment lift during take off and landing. The condition noted in your photos is actually an FAA-approved field repair that trims the end as noticed in the pictures. It's not too commonly used, but to be clear, there's nothing to be alarmed about when you see this.
Interesting. The clean cut and the shape had me a little stumped. The piece looks solid, not hollow. Wonder if it's a solid lightweight composite or if hollow, the cut was filled with something.
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Old Nov 23, 09, 11:29 am   #32
  
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Scotty actually DID repair it, using transparent aluminum.
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Old Nov 23, 09, 11:48 am   #33
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Thanks for the info. Friend of mine says the part in question is an inboard trailing edge double slotted flap. Possible he is correct?
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Old Nov 23, 09, 11:51 am   #34
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Poor Scott

First it was DirecTV catching on fire, now flying with broken wings. On the plus side, we've gone 48+ hours without anyone reporting 'Shenanigans!'tm
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Old Nov 23, 09, 11:55 am   #35
  
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On second thought, William Shatner would have scored an upgrade to F, and would not have seen the damaged flap.
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Old Nov 23, 09, 4:21 pm   #36
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A friend of mine just retired from the US Air Force and that's his opinion. he said you can slam Boeings into the ground pretty hard and they do just fine. His opionin of Airbus planes is pretty low, FWIW
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Hi NYPDLieu, the part you're referring to is called an "Outboard Aft Flap" and is used to augment lift during take off and landing. The condition noted in your photos is actually an FAA-approved field repair that trims the end as noticed in the pictures. It's not too commonly used, but to be clear, there's nothing to be alarmed about when you see this.
Oh man, I am still not used to see an official airline rep proactively engaging issues here. Slowly please, I am from the Dl boards
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Old Nov 23, 09, 7:05 pm   #37
  
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I had a similar incident on one of my flights earlier in the year. i also took a pic, and showed it to the captain when we landed

http://gallery.me.com/cheekyjeremy#1...&bgcolor=black
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Old Nov 23, 09, 8:14 pm   #38
  
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CO insider,

Thanks for the info. Friend of mine says the part in question is an inboard trailing edge double slotted flap. Possible he is correct?
Actually, 737's have triple slotted flaps which you can see here

I don't think 737's have inboard flaps, just the one set.

CO_Nonrev_elite's picture from the post above is a good example of inboard and outboard flaps but I think that's a 757.
http://gallery.me.com/cheekyjeremy#1...&bgcolor=black
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