dive brake


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dive brake

n.
A flap that can be extended on an aircraft to increase drag and reduce the speed of descent.

dive brake

n
1. (Aeronautics) a flap or spoiler extended from the wings of a ground-attack aircraft for controlling a dive
2. (Aeronautics) another name for air brake
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Noun1.dive brake - a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
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An FAA inspector subsequently inspected the glider and noted the dive brake handle would bind when it was fully deployed.
Last, the glider pilot can use or not use the dive brakes or spoilers to help achieve the correct angles.
Both damaged wings also had to be restored, but one of the biggest challenges was rebuilding the flaps and dive brakes.