vertical gyro

vertical gyro
A two-degree-of-freedom gyroscope with provision for maintaining its spin axis vertical. Output signals are produced by a gimbal angular displacement that corresponds to the angular displacement of the base about the two-orthogonal axis. It is used in artificial horizons.
vertical gyro used as artificial horizon. AA and BB are bearings. Their construction is such that they ensure that there is the minimum friction and the axis of the gyro remains vertical.

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