Re: landing flaps

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         27 Aug 95 14:37:19 
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>Does the high speed at which the 737's gear can be deployed have
>anything to do with the fact that 737's don't have main gear doors?

The 737 does not have doors covering the main gear because leaving
them off adds little drag, and the extra weight and complexity would
have added more to costs than the slight drag penalty.

Very possibly the lack of doors allows the gear to be deployed at
higher speeds than might otherwise be the case.

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