directional gyro


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Related to directional gyro: directional gyro indicator, Heading indicator, slaved gyro

directional gyro

[də′rek·shən·əl ′jī·rō]
(aerospace engineering)
A flight instrument incorporating a gyro that holds its position in azimuth and thus can be used as a directional reference. Also known as direction indicator.
(mechanics)
A two-degrees-of-freedom gyro with a provision for maintaining its spin axis approximately horizontal.

directional gyro

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directional gyro
i. A two-degree-of-freedom gyro with a provision for maintaining its spin axis approximately horizontal.
ii. A flight instrument incorporating a gyro that holds its position in azimuth and thus can be used as a directional reference.
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The incorporation of a flux-valve allows the AHRS400CB to directly measure heading and replace the directional gyro functionality found in older avionics systems.
We recalled the spinning directional gyros on the previous approach, which had led us not to trust our instruments.
This high reliability inertial system provides attitude and heading measurement with static and dynamic accuracy superior to traditional spinning mass vertical and directional gyros.
The strap-down design provides navigation, attitude and heading data with static and dynamic accuracy superior to traditional spinning mass vertical and directional gyros.
Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Displays & Control System, SKYWATCH(R) and SKYWATCH(R) HP Traffic Advisory Systems, Stormscope(R) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision avoidance lights.
Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Display & Control System, Skywatch(TM) Traffic Advisory System, Stormscope(R) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid-state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision avoidance lights.
Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Display & Control System, Skywatch(R) Traffic Advisory System, Stormscope(TM) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision avoidance lights.
Its offerings include SmartDeck(TM) Integrated Flight Display & Control System, Skywatch(TM) Traffic Advisory System, Stormscope(TM) weather mapping systems, LandMark(TM) Terrain Awareness Warning System, RGC250 Radar Graphics Computer, TCAS I collision avoidance systems, electronic and electro-mechanical standby instrument systems, vertical and directional gyros & solid state equipment, power conversion products, and landing, taxi, navigation, and collision avoidance lights.

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