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Old Jul 28, 13, 1:31 pm
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texashoser
 
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Originally Posted by OPNLguy View Post
A minor quibble, but FYI, Boeing uses a different naming convention for flap settings on their aircraft, and they are identified as "positions" that do not necessarily correspond to actual degrees, i.e. flaps position 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 25, 30, and 40, with the larger positions being used for landing. Other aircraft manufacturers (McD for one) use degrees, and although I'm really non-current in McD types (like 30+ years), IIRC a full flaps for landing on a DC-9 or DC-10 was something like 66 degrees, and was referred to as such.
Thanks for the clarification.
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