attitude gyro


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attitude gyro

[′ad·ə‚tüd ‚jī·rō]
(aerospace engineering)
Also known as attitude indicator.
A gyro-operated flight instrument that indicates the attitude of an aircraft or spacecraft with respect to a reference coordinate system.
Any gyro-operated instrument that indicates attitude.

attitude gyro

attitude gyro
Attitude indicator.
i. A gyro-operated flight instrument that indicates the attitude of an aircraft or spacecraft with respect to a reference coordinate system throughout 360° of rotation about each axis of the craft. This instrument is similar to the artificial horizon but has greater angular indication.
ii. Broadly, any gyro-operated instrument that indicates attitude. See artificial horizon.
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In my mind, at any second the attitude gyro was going to roll upside down and I wanted that altitude.
Even with minimal turbulence in the clouds, every bump we experienced caused the turn needle and attitude gyro to oscillate from side to side, making it hard to keep the airplane stabilized.
I glanced over, and his attitude gyro was tumbling.
The C model is an advanced IFR trainer with additional navigational aids, such as dual attitude gyros, heading indicators, VOR, TACAN, ADF, ILS, and GPS systems.
GCAS uses existing aircraft sensors to obtain information from such sources as radar altimeter, barometric altimeter, attitude gyros, accelerometers and air data sensors.
In aircraft with attitude gyros that could tumble at any moment, inadequate stabilization-augmentation systems and no automatic-power compensators, the AOA system was a godsend.
We remember seeing the bottom of our attitude gyros, which indicated we were 60 degrees nose down and 30 to 40 degrees left wing down.

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