Reader Feedback: July 2016

In aircraft terms it is somewhat analogous to the F mechanism on most aircraft. The Flap is generally used on descent, provides drag to reduce speed and per Bernoulli and/or Newton or some other dead scientist, converts energy into additional lift. The B on the Prius (and other hybrids) shifter is generally used on long descents to produce additional drag via the engine/generator, which in turn converts energy into additional electrical charge to store in the battery.
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