|Object Name:||Vertical Gyro Transmitter Assembly|
|Part No:||6848-A-1 Part 202(ET)|
|Division:||Eclipse-Pioneer [of Bendix]|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1968|
|Location:||Rack RAA09 [Main Store]|
Vert. Gyro. Tx. Assy.
Type No. 6848-A-1
V.A.A.S. No. 202(ET)
Ser. No, B0A8420
Transmitter, Vertical Gyro
115 Volts 1 Phase 400 Cycles
SAE Spec AS402 TSO-C9b
Type No. 14127-1-A
Serial No 003122
Bendix Aviation Corporation
Eclipse Pioneer Division
Teterboro, New Jersey
Made in USA
The Vertical Gyro was supplied by Bendix and was an electrically driven gyro forming the main vertical reference for the autopilot. In addition to providing pitch and roll attitude information, it also provides a signal which is used to give ‘up elevator’ during turns. The Vertical Gyro has an interlock switch to prevent autopilot engagement before the gyro has run up. This unit is missing its top cover but the internal workings can be seen. A second Comparison Vertical Gyro was incorporated in the system to monitor the output from the main gyro.
This item also bears the label:"RAF 71558", "Gyro","Handle like Eggs"
The rough piece of plywood on which this item is mounted and the 210mm cable are excluded from the given sizes but included in the weight.