- Jun 27, 2015
- capital district NY
Airspeed is a good pitch indicator (faster going down, slower going up) for small corrections. A sensitive VSI (variometer) is usually in a glider and an altimeter so basic pitch is covered with these. A simple inclinometer will tell you yaw. So then the hard one, bank, or roll a good heading instrument will tell you if you are turning but really you need some kind of gyro to know if the wings are level or if you are banked.
A laser gyro for detecting rates of rotation has a mirror dither means for eliminating lock-in at low rates of rotation. The gyro includes a body having a polygonal shaped cavity therein with a mirror disposed at each of the corners thereof to form a closed loop path for two counter-rotating...