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Hi allThis is the second week since I bought the 737 800/900 and I need some more help from you great sim pilots out there.Could somebody please either tell me or point me to what the flap settings are on approach/landing and what are the best speeds for setting flaps from 1 to 40. I am finding that when I set the flaps sometimes the plane starts to climb even though the alt. is set or when on finals when I increase the setting from say 30 to 40 I get problems again.Normanly I start increasing flap settings at 240nm/hr,about 40 miles away.Hope somebody will be able to help with the appropiate flap setting with corresponding speeds.Many thanksTass

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>Hi all>>This is the second week since I bought the 737 800/900 and I>need some more help from you great sim pilots out there.>>Could somebody please either tell me or point me to what the>flap settings are on approach/landing and what are the best>speeds for setting flaps from 1 to 40. >>>I am finding that when I set the flaps sometimes the plane>starts to climb even though the alt. is set or when on finals>when I increase the setting from say 30 to 40 I get problems>again.>>Normanly I start increasing flap settings at 240nm/hr,about>40 miles away.>>Hope somebody will be able to help with the appropiate flap>setting with corresponding speeds.>>Many thanks>>TassThis all depends on weight, and you can obtain your landing speeds from the FMC when on approach.For ILS approach speeds I generally use:- when approaching localizer speed 210, flaps 1- turn onto localizer speed 180, flaps 5- GS lock, speed 150, flaps 15- landing speed (per FMC), flaps 25Remember, you can follow your flap schedule on the speed tape. This will help you get used to what speeds are appropriate.Hope this helps.- John


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I use full 40 for relatively short runways and low headwind and minimal gusts so I can turn off quicker, perhaps avoid the fuel burn of reverse thrust. Of course if ATC permits and the terminal is at the opposite end then I'll use the whole runway.


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There is a noticeable pitch up tendancy when deploying the flaps on the real life 737. Typically each time you select more flaps you have to counter with nose down trim.


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