Home : Gallery : History : Uses : Behaviour : Maths : Forum : Propulsion : Links : Glossary
Main Forum Page

The Gyroscope Forum

20 February 2020 18:42

Welcome to the gyroscope forum. If you have a question about gyroscopes in general, want to know how they work, or what they can be used for then you can leave your question here for others to answer. You may also be able to help others by answering some of the questions on the site.

Search the forum:  


Asked by: Andre
Subject: Adjusting a Tedco gyroscope
Question: I have a Tedco gyroscope that's not functioning as it should. When started it vibrates, makes noises and when put on a table or so a lot of contact noise from the gyroscope is heard. I tried to make some adjustments myself, but so far without results. Does anyone have a suggestion for adjusting the Tedco gyroscope ?
Date: 19 August 2003
report abuse

Answers (Ordered by Date)

Answer: webmaster@gyroscopes.org - 20/08/2003 09:48:41
 If the gyroscope is unbalanced (wobbles) then there is not really an easy way to fix it. The design of the Tedco gyroscope has remained almost unchanged for over 100 years and hence it’s quite simplistic e.g. plain bearings and butted together joints. I’m of the understanding that they were not moulded in the past like they are now. This may explain why some today are more unbalanced than others.
A little grease can be added to remove squeaks and other general noises but the Tedco gyroscope will rattle if placed on a hard surface. Putting it on a few pieces of paper will stop this.

The ‘deluxe’ and ‘precision’ don’t suffer from any of these issues.

Report Abuse
Add an Answer >>
Website. Copyright © 2020 Glenn Turner. All rights reserved. site info
Do not copy without prior permission. Click here for gyroscope products