Air Gyroscope

Purpose

To show gyroscopic effects in a relatively friction-free system.◙

Equipment

Air gyroscope with attachments, as photographed.◙

Suggestions

Be gentle with this device, especially the metal ball, as it can be easily damaged. Place cushion under the◙ball before moving the device. Set the compressor on the floor on a rubber pad to isolate its vibrations. ◙

Images

d4-10

Description

A variety of effects can be illustrated with this device, including precession, nutation, effect of forces, etc. ◙

References

(PIRA 1Q50.45) An excellent and very inclusive technical manual is available in the Demonstration◙Reference File. A copy of this manual is kept with the gyroscope. Several other articles discussing this device are also available.◙