Flap

Technology / Aviation / Flap: A movable, usually hinged AIRFOIL set in the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, designed to increase LIFT or DRAG by changing the CAMBER of the wing or used to slow an aircraft during landing by increasing lift. Also see FOWLER FLAP, SLOTTED FLAP, and SPLIT FLAP.

Other Words for Flap

Flap Verb Synonyms: flapping, beat, wave, wag, waggle, flutter, oscillation
Flap Noun Synonyms: slap, slat, beat, flail, wave, wag, waggle, flutter, thresh, thrash, oscillate, vibrate
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Flaperon

Technology / Aviation / Flaperon: A control surface combining the functions of a FLAP and an AILERON. MORE

Leading Edge Flap

Technology / Aviation / Leading Edge Flap: a portion of the leading edge of an airplane wing which folds downward to increase the camber of the wing to increase both its lift and drag. Leading-edge flaps are extended for takeoffs and landings MORE

Fowler Flap

Technology / Aviation / Fowler Flap: Trademark name of a split-flap attached to a wing's trailing edge with a system of tracks and rollers to roll the FLAP backward and downward, increasing the wing area. Named for its inventor, USAAF en MORE

Split Flap

Technology / Aviation / Split Flap: A FLAP built into the underside of a wing, as opposed to a Full Flap wherein a whole portion of the trailing edge is used. MORE

Slotted Flap

Technology / Aviation / Slotted Flap: A flap that, when depressed, exposes a SLOT and increases airflow between itself and the rear edge of the wing. MORE

Kreuger Flap

Technology / Aviation / Kreuger Flap: A type of leading edge wing flap hinged at the bottom side of the airfoil. When it is actuated, the leading edge bends downward, increasing the overall wing camber which allows the wing to develop add MORE

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