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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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After carrier landing: flaps deployed or no?
snodipous
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC
I'm building an A-6 Intruder kit. I'm modeling it on Devil 505 from Flight Of The Intruder, on the deck of the carrier, immediately after landing, following the raid on downtown Hanoi. The wings will be folded, but I'm not sure what to do about the flaps and speedbrakes. Should they be stowed for parking if the wings are up, or is it okay to have them deployed? There's a lot of interesting detail that will be hidden if I have everything stowed - and that's both a good thing and a bad thing.
snodipous
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Canada
Joined: December 17, 2012
KitMaker: 45 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 03:41 PM UTC
Reddit answered the question:

https://www.reddit.com/r/modelmakers/comments/dxv34d/after_carrier_landing_flaps_deployed_or_no/