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RC Glossary


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Dive (Anti DiveˇVNeutral Dive - Pro Dive) --

Dive affects the steering response, weight transfer, and CG of a model during braking or deceleration, and is adjusted by altering the angle of the front hingepins in relation to the chassis (this is commonly done by placing spacers under the front pivot blocks). Anti dive is achieved by raising the front of the hingepin higher than the rear - this is the most common dive setting, which helps to prevent the front of the model from dropping (diving) during braking. Neutral dive means the hingepin is level to the chassis, and pro dive means the rear of the hingepin is lower than the front - neutral and pro dive settings are virtually never used in RC.
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