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Am I missing something?

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Hi all,I'm not sure if im having a problem or not so i hope someone can explain this to me. "so here i am sitting in the 2d panel of the PMDG MD-11. I deploy flaps to 15 degrees while looking at the SD Config page, and i see the little indicator of the flaps is telling me that the outboards are deployed to 16 and one inboard is 15 while one is 14. I wonder what this could be so i deploy to 28. Same thing happens, some are 27 some are 26 and some are 29. I switch to another varient and all of this continues to happen. I try to ignore it and takeoff. Then i realise (bear in mind i wasnt flying i was more just doodling around) that the flaps seem to retract as I go over the speeds of them."So here are my questions:1: Are these flap variations normal? should they be a few degrees off?2: Is this really some kinda of flap protection?Thanks in advance, Tyler

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They vary slightly like that in the real plane so the variance is simulated as well. I did a quick look in the FCOM to see if limitations included something on how much variation is okay but didn't find it the first time. There is a flap disag alarm and steps in the QRH book to follow in this case.

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Oh ok thanks for that :) By the way I didn't know the MD-11 had Flap Protection systems installed.

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