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Asked by: lyn
Subject: basic
Question: I am building a walking beast,it has 4 legs and walks.at a given time 2 legs come of the ground to go forward and down,therefore while 2 legs are on the ground for 5 seconds it could fall over.and I want to build a gyro to hold it steady,any ideas would help ,size,weight,speed,
the machine is 4.5 feet wide--4 feet tall---6foot long weighs maybe 180 kg
regards lyn
I am in new zealand
Date: 3 June 2015
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Answer: Glenn Turner - 19/03/2016 12:57:36
 It is possible but the gyro would have to be rather large. The exact size would depend on other factors like where the weight is on the structure.

Probably the best advice is to guess how much torque you need to keep it upright. Then give yourself some margin for error. From that you can work out what size gyro you need.

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