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Re: alula

At 01:13 AM 6/7/99 -0700, James R. Cunningham wrote:
>Phillip Bigelow wrote:
>> The main purpose of the alula is to prevent "stalling" at low
>> glide speeds (for instance, when landing).  Modern airplanes
>> have a similar device for use during landings.
>I own four airplanes, a J-3, a PA-11, a PA-12, and a PA-28-150.  Insofar
>as I know, none of them has a device of this nature installed. 

I believe Philip was referring to the leading edge "flaps" (or whatever
they are properly called).  I know from observation that these are moved
during landings.

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