I always thought it was basically wing extension to help, when landing and takeoff, glide so it’s more smooth. What are they actually for
Flaps are used to help the plane slow down and create lift.
Increase lift, allow slower speed flight. Useful when landing,
Increasing lift. They help at low speeds.
Flaps are a type of high-lift device used to increase the lift of an aircraft wing at a given airspeed. Flaps are usually mounted on the wing trailing edges of a fixed-wing aircraft. Flaps are used to lower the minimum speed at which the aircraft can be safely flown, and to increase the angle of descent for landing. Flaps also cause an increase in drag, so they are retracted when not needed.
Does it basically make the plane stay up?
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Nose high up tail down a bit.
Yes,it keeps the plane fly at low speeds.
Yes and no. At high speed, the flaps cause drag, and they could break off if they aren’t retracted. At low speed, flaps create lift, which helps the plane fly at speeds lower than usual.
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