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Shu_Yun
 2 years ago
What type of altitude change/s an a vertical gyroscope detect?
Shu_Yun
 2 years ago
What type of altitude change/s an a vertical gyroscope detect?

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NLCircle
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1376983156298:dwHi Shu_Yun, you probably need to know 'attitude' changes as gyroscopes cannot detect 'altitude' changes at all. A vertical gyroscope has its spinning axes in the Zplane, therefore it will always remain oriented along this Zaxis. Exercising a force in the X or Y direction will cause the gyroscope to 'precess', which is simply stated a reaction force at a 90 deg angle. So pushing against the axis on the top, into the Y direction, will translate in a movement of the top of the axis towards the negative Xaxis (so 90 deg in the direction of the turn). Precession is a complex mechanism which is much better explained on the internet than I can do above. Nevertheless this may help you in finding the right answer to your question.
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