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I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it, making it fast and intuitive.

Basically you would have on a single axis :

high lift + high drag <-> normal lift + low drag <-> low lift + high drag

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

I name them flapoilers.

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it, making it fast and intuitive.

Basically you would have on a single axis :

high lift + high drag <-> normal lift + low drag <-> low lift + high drag

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it, making it fast and intuitive.

Basically you would have on a single axis :

high lift + high drag <-> normal lift + low drag <-> low lift + high drag

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

I name them flapoilers.

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

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I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it, making it fast and intuitive.

Basically you would have on a single axis :

high lift + high drag <-> normal lift + low drag <-> low lift + high drag

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it.

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it, making it fast and intuitive.

Basically you would have on a single axis :

high lift + high drag <-> normal lift + low drag <-> low lift + high drag

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

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I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it.

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers? The "Fairey-Yougman flaps"

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it.

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers? The "Fairey-Yougman flaps" seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

I should preface that I'm by no means an aviation person. I'm just in a aircraft knowledge obsession phase and daydreaming about designing my own ultralight (will never happen).

The idea would be to simplify and lighten a small aircraft using the flaps as spoilers. As a practical example, the same handle could be used in one movement to get from flaps raised just before touchdown to spoiler raised just after it.

Is that possible? I guess not because I couldn't find anything like that, but why?

flapoilers?

The Fairey-Youngman flaps seem to do that but all I could find as explanation is "so that the aircraft could be dived vertically without needing excessive trim changes" and I'm not sure how to understand that.

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