Rate Gyro

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0842
Category: Gyro
Object Type: Module/Sub-Assembly/Component
Object Name: Rate Gyro
Part No: None
Serial No: 0182/65
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
80 
Height (mm):
40 
Depth (mm):
42 
Weight (g):
190 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

None

Notes:

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
Rochester, Kent
GR-H4 0.35k
Ser. No. 0182/65
Spec No. 3AQC222/2/2
Licensee of Northrop-Nortronics U.S.A."

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