|Object Name:||Rate Gyro|
|Year of Manufacture:||1965|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
A rate gyro is a type of gyroscope, which rather than indicating direction, indicates the rate of change of angle with time. The gyro has only one gimbal ring, with consequently only two planes of freedom and is used to measure the rate of angular movement.
This Rate Gyro was supplied for the Harrier SAAHS, (Stability Augmentation and Attitude Hold System). It was manufactured by Elliotts using a Northrop GR-H4 Gyro.
This item has no formal label or P/N, just the engraved S/N which is the same as the fitted rate gyro component.
Within the item is a rate gyro marked:
"Elliott Bros. (London) Limited
Ser. No. 0182/65
Spec No. 3AQC222/2/2
Licensee of Northrop-Nortronics U.S.A."