To date, the primary means of realizing variable camber has been through the use of discrete trailing edge flaps
such as ailerons.
The AD requires a one-time inspection to determine whether H-11 steel bolts are installed as attach and support bolts at the trailing edge flap
transmissions, and replacement of any H-11 steel bolt with an Inconel bolt.
Those familiar with the FA-18E know that when the 64L is down, it swings into the path of the trailing edge flap
The previous AD would have require a one-time inspection to determine whether H-11 steel bolts are installed as attach and support bolts at the trailing edge flap
transmission, and replacement of any H-11 steel bolt with an Inconel blot.
AME3 Sanchez discovered a small hydraulic leak from the port trailing edge flap
(TEF) actuator and placed the aircraft, an FA-18F, in a down status immediately.
4/29/2011 F-18E Port trailing edge flap
impacted station 2 pylon.
The aircraft's trailing edge flaps
, hinged surfaces on the wing that help control the speed at which an aircraft can be safely flown, malfunctioned.
Without the landing gear extended and with no trailing edge flaps
the pitch attitude would have already been very nose high.
The modification "relocates the aft segments of the trailing edge flaps
aft and below their standard locations when the flaps are retracted [resulting] in increased wing area, increased airfoil camber and a lengthened wing chord.
The FAA has also adopted a new AD that is applicable to certain Boeing 747 series aircraft that requires an inspection of the flap drive transmission of the trailing edge flaps
at positions 2 and 7 to determine if a discrepant torque brake is installed, and corrective action if necessary.
Raptor 2 performed a battle damage check and concluded the leading edge and trailing edge flaps
had deployed unexpectedly.