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Could anyone describe (or direct to usable documentation) me aircraft configurations? What does it mean clean configuration, configuration 1, 1+F, 2, etc... Is there any section in FCOM's describing it in clear way?

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    $\begingroup$ You don't have to sign your question like an email. We got a link to your user right there at the bottom right ;) $\endgroup$ – zundi Jun 22 '16 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ @zundi - it's a hard thing to get used to... $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Jun 23 '16 at 12:08
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To clarify lever movement direction and actual flap/slat combination, I attached a more detailed snippet from the A340 FCOM § 1.27.50

Note that in-flight selection of 2 above 193.5 kt equals config 1* (same as 1+F but with more slats).

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  • $\begingroup$ That's...quite complicated, especially the 1+F. I always prefer Boeing. $\endgroup$ – kevin Jun 23 '16 at 14:19
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A clean configuration is a configuration where landing gear, flaps, slats, spoilers etc. are retracted.

1, 1+F, 2, 3 and FULL refer to the level at which the flaps are currently deployed:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for clear answer, it helps a lot! Could you clarify, is it taken from fcom (exact chapter) or some other documentation? $\endgroup$ – Robert Jun 22 '16 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ The image comes from the FCOM Aircraft Systems, 27 Flight Controls, 30 Flaps & Slats, 20 Controls & Indications, - Pedestal (source: pprune.org/tech-log/…) $\endgroup$ – J. Hougaard Jun 22 '16 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ Do you remember whether the 1+F position is selected during extension or retraction? $\endgroup$ – Jan Hudec Jun 22 '16 at 19:59

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