XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 9209 times:
I forgot, this is with Slats in takeoff position and 19 degrees of flaps for the -30, and 22 (or maybe 24...) degrees of flaps for the -40. It's been a while since ive been in the plane and some of the little differences between the two aircraft are clouding themselves together.
And slats 15 at flaps zero, 35 at flaps 35, and 50 degrees at Flaps 50.
There's also a dial-a-flap, as a customizable flap-setting that enables you to select a flap setting from 1 - 21 degrees I think.
I know on the MD-80 there's a similar dial that enables a custom setting from either 18, or 23 flaps. The idea is that you can use 18 for a takeoff or 23 on long final for slowing down. Useful because going to 28 without the gear will elicit an irritating warning sound. 23 without the gear enables you to avoid the warning sound, and slow down a bit, drop the gear, and go to 28. At least that's what I think.