|Quoting Starglider (Reply 1):|
On the F-16 the flaps are deployed when the gear is down. This flap selection is an automatic selection (not a pilot input). When becoming airborne after takeoff wing camber is initially augmented by drooping the leading edge flaps (which on the ground remain fixed at + 2 deg. up). The drooping of the leading edge flaps is also automatic by air data computer (ADC) aerodynamic input.
|Quoting Larshjort (Reply 2):|
I remember something about the LEF going to -2 deg inflight, I can't remeber if it was a speed setting or if it was when afterburner was selected? Can you help me to remember?
|Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 3):|
So essentially, as long as wheels are down, so are (trailing edge) flaps, and always in the same position? And unless I understand wrong, that would mean that there's also no steps during the landing sequence involving lowering flaps (just making sure I understand clearly)?
Does that mean that the stall speed in landing configuration on an F-16 is essentially the same as the stall speed in takeoff configuration...because the two configurations (except for the leading edge flaps) are the same?
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