A condition in which gyro gimbals have ceased to maintain their correct alignment in space to the extent that the gimbals have reached their limit of travel. Any further rotation of the mounting results in a violent directional precession. A gyro instrument can be toppled by flying the aircraft beyond the instrument’s limits, as in aerobatics. Also called tumbled.
Inner and outer gimbals are in the same plane and the gyro is toppled.

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