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The Cessna 172S has more power (180hp vs 160hp for 172R) and higher MTOW (2550lb vs 2400lb for 172R). This means that folks used to rotating at 55 knots IAS in earlier models would be closer to stall if taking off "clean". Another way of doing it would be to add 5 knots and rotate clean at 60 knots. Vx is also a bit higher in the 172S at 62 knots ...


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The fairing assemblies are made by Boeing itself. From ATS:


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Using flaps as a means to shorten the run both on take-off and final is quite common among bush pilots. They can more or less 'kite' down or 'jump' off the runway with the help of more than marginal use of flaps. In commercial aviation it could be automated, but that demands certification, which just doesn't add up financially. The other way around, pulling ...


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The question is more complex than one might think, at first blush. Can lift be lessened, in order to land, or assure a landing? Of course. It's the reason that spoilers deploy after landing, either manually or with auto ground spoilers, after main gear touchdown; to kill lift, put weight on the wheels, improve braking effectiveness, and to increase ground ...


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Can you use control surfaces to control an aircraft? Yes. Are flaps controls a way to control the control surfaces? Yes. Can you use them to control an aircraft? Yes. Could you land this way? Possibly. Is this something you should try? No. Flaps are a slow, clumsy and coarse method to modify your control surfaces and there are all sorts of attendant ...


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Yes, but. Flaps will change the pitch equilibrium to nose-up when moved up, so when you want to increase your lift coefficient, you need to reduce the maximum lift coefficient to make the airplane pitch up. This makes flaps much less suitable for take-off and landing than the elevator, but you can control airplanes with flaps only under some conditions. You ...


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While this is an interesting idea, there are some key issues with it. As a GA pilot, here are my issues with that concept. Changing flap settings causes signifigant differences in aircraft handling. If I was, say, on short final, and I changed my aircraft's configuration - it would be difficult to maintain a stable approach profile to the runway. If I were ...


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