« Previous Next »

Flaps Control Lever

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1004
Category: Flight Control
Object Type: Inceptor
Object Name: Flaps Control Lever
Part No: D955.10114.003.00
Serial No: FR.2095
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: circa 1980
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
150 
Height (mm):
100 
Depth (mm):
250 
Weight (g):
1,280 
Location: Control Panels Shelf Unit L
Inscription(s):

2126CV
51 CV CSU
D955.10114.003.00
FR.2095
----------------------------
Lever:
D 275 10076 200
00 C 00 -0027
----------------------------
D275 10005 000 00 B00
S6002 31RS/MGI/MA 2/MGI/BC
----------------------------
D27510078
PEI MPP
364VN
25LF

Notes:

It’s usually called a Flap Handle, although Flap Lever and Flap Control are sometimes heard. It may pivot or actually move like a lever, depending on the airplane. It is standard practice for the Flap Handle to be shaped like a flap and to be aligned horizontally, as opposed to the [Landing] Gear Handle, which is usually wheel-shaped and aligned vertically. This prevents any confusion between the two, particularly immediately after takeoff and after landing.

A flap handle may or may not have detents, which help the pilot to set a specific “amount” of flaps.
Flaps are often extended in “degrees”, although to the pilot the actual number of degrees is an arbitrary standard. It’s more important to know which setting you want for a particular operation (approach, landing, takeoff) and to use that setting, versus a specific number of degrees. Many flap handles don’t even show degrees, instead as in this example just showing settings of ‘0’, ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘FULL’.
It is possible that this item was from an Airbus A320 but there is no makers name.

Click to enlarge Click to enlarge