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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We were in solid IMC with a bad RMI and a failing attitude gyro in an airframe with no backup.
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This is why it's more difficult to maintain a heading on instruments without an attitude gyro, just using the turn gyro.
In my mind, at any second the attitude gyro was going to flip upside down, and I wanted that altitude.
The pilots then noted the attitude gyro indicating 10 to 15 degrees right wing down and tried to level the aircraft and add power.
He decided to have his failed attitude gyro and aging DG overhauled instead of making the switch to a more reliable solid-state display and ditching the vacuum system in favor of going all electric.
He looked perplexed and asked why his traditional attitude gyro was still in the panel and not self-contained in the HSI, which was supposed to display horizon data.
Sensing he had the leans as well, I reported the right turn to him (at that time, the attitude gyro indicated roughly 20 degrees right wing down with no descent on the IVSI).
Keeping with Aspen's original design, the 4-inch-deep solid-state gyro can on the rear chassis slides into the existing attitude gyro panel cutout, while the bottom portion of the instrument simply sits over the DG cutout.
Garmin's GAD 43 or Aspen's EA100 digital attitude gyro emulators are remote boxes that feed the system's AHRS data to certain autopilots, replacing a spinning gyro, to sharpen the performance on these old analog autopilots.
The next step in the all-electric upgrade includes selecting an electric attitude gyro. Hold onto your wallet because here's where it can get pricey, causing some owners to fall back in love with their vacuum systems.

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