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Patent Number

2,183,514

Application Date

1/31/1939

Issue Date

12/12/1939

Publication Date

12-12-1939

Country of Publication

United States

Description

This invention relates to apparatus for directing the flight of aircraft in outer space and beyond normal atmospheric conditions. While the invention is of somewhat general application, it is more particularly adapted to aircraft which are propelled by the discharge of gases or vapors therefrom, such as rockets or rocket planes… A more specific object of the invention is to provide means for operatively connecting each pair of gyroscopes to the aircraft only during periods of angular adjustment of the rotating gyroscope members relative to the selected axis. In the preferred embodiment of my invention, the frame which supports each pair of steering or control gyroscope members is normally mounted for free angular movement about three mutually perpendicular axes, but said frame is automatically held from movement about one selected axis during any angular adjustment of the planes of rotation of said two gyroscope members in said frame and relative to each other.

Keywords

steering rockets, gyroscopic apparatus and rockets

Disciplines

Aerospace Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Type

article

Gyroscopic Apparatus for Directing Flight


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