Hello All, I have a few questions on Aircraft mechanisms that I have periodically been dying to ask.
Airbus : Why is it that almost all airbus aircrafts except the A380 leading edge and trailing edge flaps are left extended when on ground? (is this a basic operational manual requirement?)
Why are airbus trailing edge flaps except the A380 span area when extended are quite small and during full landing configuration there seem to be just a small difference on the angle when taking off especially on the A330/340?
Boeing : Was wandering why the two inner leading edge flaps of the B747s retract during reverse thrust?
I know this has been covered before but a refresher, cant seem to find it. Thank you