170dv
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BN-2B Islander Flap Settings

Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:58 am

As I am looking at pic's of the Islander, it looks like the flaps never go all the way up. Looks like "up" is...maybe 2 or
3 degrees down. Also, anyone know the full flap (in degrees) travel.
Thanks
 
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RE: BN-2B Islander Flap Settings

Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:18 am

You are correct. I flew Islanders nearly 30 years ago. I don't remember the exact degree of droop but recall that it was a performance fix after the initial design.
 
vmabuck
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RE: BN-2B Islander Flap Settings

Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:29 pm

The droop setting was 6 degrees. I am fairly certain it was introduced with the BN-2A according to the information I found. I do not know the full travel of the flaps.

I do know the flaps had the capability to retract fully because there is an AD dated in the late 70's that addressed a situation where the flaps were inadvertantly retracting past the 6 degree norm...
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170dv
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RE: BN-2B Islander Flap Settings

Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:08 pm

thanks for all the info (still looking for the full travel). I flew a -2B years ago and don't remember the droop.
Thanks agan for thte info.....

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