Re: 737: Take-off without flaps?

Date:         04 Dec 96 02:42:18 
From: (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia
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>*Most* modern aiprlanes, even during a "zero" flap takeoff, will have
>leading edge devices (LED's) extended.  If these are hanging down
>(symmetrically from wing-to-wing), then the aircraft can probably get off
>the ground without difficulty.  (Of course, the DC-9 Dash 10 and a few
>other early airliners - the Fokker F-28? - have no LED's at all, so don't
>cry wolf on one of those!)
>> BTW, the normal setting for the A-300 Airbus is zero degrees.
>Yes, but the LED's will always be extended.

An excellent point.  The 767 minimum setting is "1 unit" but this too is
l/e slats extended to the take-off range and t/e flaps retracted.  I've
never seen one take off like this, but we are taught that this is the


Simon Craig

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