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Aircraft.cfg [Flaps] sections effects

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Hi all,We noticed a few years ago with Ron (how time flies..), that FS9 didn't take into account (as regard resulting lift and drag effects) more than the first 4 flap sections (e.g flaps.0 to flaps.3). Any additional sections (flaps.4 and higher) seem to have no measurable effect. My questions are:1) What is your knowledge about that in FSX?2) If such sections are still ignored, why did some designers (an example is the PMDG 747 model) include them?Thanks for the feedbackHerv

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Hi,Yes, I ran into this at that time and posted on the Avhistory site.The DH Comet4 I was working on has two sets of flaps with different position settings and I wanted to set the lift and drag parameters separately as well as controlling the physical movements. In the end I had to combine the 2 sets of flaps lift and drag calculations.I'll test extra sections tonight in FSX and let you know.Chris

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Hello again HerveWell, PMDG aren't daft. We can definitely add more sections in FSX. I've only tried adding one but the effect was quite clear - I cloned my Drag settings to flaps.4 and nearly fell out of the sky!I don't know how many can be used but I shall now try another 2 as I originally planned all that time ago CheersChris

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>>>>We noticed a few years ago with Ron (how time flies..)<<<>>>1) What is your knowledge about that in FSX?<<<

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