777 High-Lift System question

From:         gman@acs.bu.edu
Date:         06 Sep 95 01:04:07 
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During the flight test phase of the 777, I remember hearing that Boeing
was experiencing some trouble with the aircraft's high-lift system.

	1) the test pilots encountered buffetingwhen the flaps were deployed
	   by a given amount, during certain approach conditions; and
	2) the wings generated more lift with the leading-edge slats in the
	   sealed position than in the slotted position.

Presumably, these problems were corrected before United took delivery of the
aircraft. Anyone know what solutions were developed?

--George C. Mantis