Now a days gyroscope is a very important tool used for various controls in high technology vehicles. For minimising rolling, yawing and pitching of ship or air craft Gyroscope is used. Balloons use Gyroscope for controlling direction. Gyroscope has applications in space craft, space platforms. Thus study of Gyroscope is of high importance for any Engineering student.
The Motorised Gyroscope consists of a disc rotor mounted on a horizontal shaft rotating in the ball bearings of one frame. The rotor shaft is coupled to a motor mounted on a trunion frame having bearings in a yoke frame which is free to rotate vertical axis. Thus the disc can be rotated about three perpendicular axis. Angular scale and pointer fitted to frame helps to measure precession rate.
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