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  •  I recognize some of those flaps (6+ / 0-)

    The B-24 used the Fowler flaps, the Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber used the Junkers flap.  The SBD Dauntless had "mail box" slats in the leading edge of the wings, nothing mechanical, just a slot built into the wing.

     One of my first assignments on the F-16 was an alignment pin for the asymmetry sensor on the leading edge flap.  After a lot of precise engineering and adding a "Remove Before Flight" flag, it wouldn't fit in the wing.  It really didn't need all the precision either.  We ended up just placing instructions in the T.O. to bend up a jumbo paperclip to use for aligning the splines before installing the sensor....

    Great stuff Kong, keep it up.

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    by markdd on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:41:42 PM PDT

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