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dive brake

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airbrake, dive brakenoun

    a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft

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  1. Dive brake

    Dive brakes or dive flaps are deployed to slow down an aircraft when in a dive. They often consist of a metal flap that is lowered against the air flow, thus creating drag and reducing dive speed.In the past, dive brakes were mostly used on dive bombers, which needed to dive very steeply, but without exceeding their red line speed, in order to drop their bombs accurately. The airbrakes or spoilers fitted to gliders often function both as landing aids, to adjust the approach angle, and to keep the aircraft's speed below its maximum permissible indicated air speed in a vertical dive. Most modern combat aircraft are equipped with air brakes, which perform the same function as dive brakes.

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  1. dive brake

    A dive brake is a device used on aircraft to slow down or control the speed, typically during a steep descent or dive. This is often accomplished by increasing the aircraft's drag, or wind resistance. Dive brakes may be located on the wings, fuselage, or other parts of the aircraft, and can take various forms such as panels, flaps or parachutes.

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  1. Dive brake

    Dive brakes or dive flaps are deployed to slow down an aircraft when in a dive. They usually consist of a metal flap that is raised against the air flow, thus creating drag and reducing dive speed. In the past dive brakes were mostly used on dive bombers, which needed to dive very steeply, but not exceed their red line speed in order to drop their bombs accurately. Dive brakes are often fitted to the bottom surfaces of glider wings as companion controls to top-surface-mounted spoilers. Most modern combat aircraft are equipped with air brakes, which perform the same function as dive brakes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dive brake in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dive brake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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