AMAZING OPERATING VINTAGE U.S. AIR FORCE VERTICAL GYRO EDUCATIONAL DEMONSTRATOR!

HEADS UP EDUCATORS ! JUST IN TIME FOR SCIENCE CLASS, A REAL, OPERATING VINTAGE U.S.A.F. AIRCRAFT "ROLL AND PITCH" VERTICAL GYROSCOPE. BECOME YOUR OWN "MR. WIZARD" AND AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, KIDS ! LABEL INDICATES TYPE K-7 ( GRAVITY ERECTED ) ELECTRIC GYRO. WE'VE INSTALLED A SIMPLE LINE CORD WITH QUICK-CONNECT PLUGS TO SUPPLY DC VOLTAGE DIRECTLY TO THE POWER CONNECTION ON THE GYRO. A SIMPLE CONNECTION WITH OUR SUPPLIED LINE W/ALLIGATOR CLIP WILL SPIN UP THE GYRO IN SECONDS !

Estimated to be at least 60 years old, this Vintage United States Air Force Vertical Gryo would have supplied inputs to the autopilot for level flight. This type is of different design compare to a "Directional Navigation" for GyroCompass. This Vertical Gyro is incomplete, but the gyro itself is intact and spins up wonderfully ! We have installed a line cord from a 24-28VDC supply (included ) with soldered ground connection to the frame. The + side is an added alligator clip which requires only a brief connection to the designated power point indicated by a red arrow sticker ( see photos ). Just a few seconds of voltage applied will cause the gyro to crank out ! Our modifications aren't pretty, but it works ! The photo illustration of close-up of the connection point will provide a useful guide to making the proper connection to the right-hand side

When spun up, an amazing demonstration of the principle of the "Gravity Erected" , (or Self Erecting) function of this type of gyro is seen. Our resident expert describes it in this manner: " The self erecting feature of this gyro is the device on the top of the gyro that interrupts the air stream as it rotates a few degrees as influenced by gravity. As a demonstration, apply light pressure to the gimbal, and the gyro will preccess until the rotor rotation is in the same direction as the gimbal pressure ". What a fun educational tool ! NOTE: This vintage USAF Vertical gyro was designed to operate on 28VDC. The DC supply included with this demonstrator is 24-28VDC. The voltage is pre-set at 24VDC which is more than adequate for demo purposes. Also, this unit will be shipped in it's "Caged" position operated by a lever on the exterior. The lever fails to lock in position and has been wired in order to retain the lock on the interior pivots / gimbals. Simply snip the wire to release the caging mechanism. NOTE: The dome is fastened with allen screws requiring 5/64" hex key. We have used just 4 fasteners for your convenience, which is adequate for shipping and normal storage. We'll send along the other 16 fasteners just to complete the set-up.

The shipping weight is 10 lbs. with ESTIMATED shipping cost of $14.90 via USPS to many parts of the U.S. Higher to the more Southern / Western areas of the U.S. NOTE: This is only an estimate ! Please email for a firm shipping quote to you !

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