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Asked by: spencer parks
Subject: perpendicular gyroscopes
Question: If the axes of two gyroscopes were set perpendicular to one another, would the precession of one gyroscope offset the other? I understand that this configuration of gyros is used to stabalize cameras, so I assume that they would. If they would in fact offset the precession of one another, how much torque could one of these well-made devices resist before twisting a great deal or damaging the gyroscopes?

THANK YOU. Please respond if you have any experience with gyroscopes... Spencer
Date: 14 November 2003
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Answer: Jeff Harris - 29/12/2003 02:10:27
 Since the output of the gyro is used to drive a motor in this application, all you need to do is null (ignore) the redundant output.

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