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The Boeing 717 "Dial-A-Flap" systemIn almost all commercial airliners, the flap settings are usually predetermined by the aircraft manufacture and are limited to the detents on the flap lever. On the Boeing 717 however, an added feature allows the pilot to select any degree between 0-20 to optimize take off performance with the use of the flap selector take off thumbwheel (www.youtube.com) More...
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I love the 717.
McDonnell Douglas did some cool things
The MD-80 has a 'dial-a-flap' system also. Works well!
Yup, the 717's system was directly derived from the MD-80's!
Didn’t the DC-10 have this feature too?
The MD11 has it too