This picture depicting it being more extended or this picture depicting almost no flap movement. A recent update in a sim craft changed the visuals from what I'm used to, but from my research it looks to be more realistic. This post clearly reflects the more extended option being more realistic - but can anyone confirm that that is how it looks on a flaps 1 setting irl?

Thanks in advance!

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    $\begingroup$ What sim is this? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Aug 17 '18 at 21:38
  • $\begingroup$ @RonBeyer probably x-plane if it's a stock 737 model $\endgroup$
    – SnakeDoc
    Aug 17 '18 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ The bottom photo looks to me about like a clean wing (no flaps extended), while the top photo looks more like a Flaps 1 or Flaps 5 configuration. Note that Flaps 1 is an uncommon takeoff setting in the 737-800 due to the increased risk of a tailstrike. Flaps 1 is common on the 737-700 on long runways, while the -800's and -900's generally use Flaps 5 or greater for takeoff. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Aug 18 '18 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ Given the current state of the Zibo mod, you can assume the older version to be more accurate than the newer one. If you want one with the best flight model, you should not use one that's newer than the end of April 2018. $\endgroup$
    – jwenting
    Aug 20 '18 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ And which view do you as the pilot see when flying the simulator? $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Sep 18 '18 at 14:36

1 is the answer to this question: image

and image 1

they are both the same

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    $\begingroup$ How do you know that’s flaps 1? $\endgroup$
    – MD88Fan
    Jul 9 '21 at 22:21

On the 737, flaps 1 actually means leading edge slats only and no trailing edge flaps.

Therefore the first photo is definitely wrong, while the second one is probably correct (since the slats cannot be seen).

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    $\begingroup$ This is incorrect. Selecting Flaps 1 on a 737 does indeed extended the trailing edge flaps. $\endgroup$
    – Mike Cowan
    Aug 19 '18 at 18:31

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