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Slotted Wings, Flaps, and High-Lift Devices

Airfoil and relative wind

Airfoil and relative wind

Credit - Civil Air Patrol

Flaps up and down

Flaps up and down

Credit - Civil Air Patrol

Four flap types

Four flap types

Credit - FAA

Ailerons on plane

Ailerons on plane

Credit - None needed

Spoilers and flaps on Boeing 747

Spoilers and flaps on Boeing 747

Credit - NASA

   
 



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