turn coordinator


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turn coordinator

turn coordinator
An instrument similar to a turn and slip indicator but that shows the roll rate as well as the turn rate and the slip. The ball is in the center when a coordinated turn is being executed with the roll rate and/or the rate of turn shown by the instrument.
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But for simpler applications, including aircraft without autopilots and even for those equipped with rate-based autopilots (which rely on the turn coordinator), we think the Sandia Quatro is the model to beat.
However, many GA autopilots are driven by the panel's turn coordinator. What then?
That meant that Cirrus (as well as Columbia, Piper and anyone else who used the Avidyne system) hid an electric turn coordinator behind the panel and used it to drive the S-Tec 55X rate-based autopilot.
The pilot had to first process the information it received from the attitude indicator, altimeter, airspeed indicator, directional gyro/horizontal situation indicator, turn coordinator and vertical speed indicator through her vision, compare it with navigational information and develop, on her own, a three-dimensional picture of where the airplane was in space-time.
When autopilots act up, most owners fail to realize that an attitude gyro, flight director or turn coordinator could be the culprit.