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How does an airplane gyroscope work?

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A gyroscope in an airplane is firstly a gyroscope, so it works by maintaining its orientation in space. The instruments in an airplane that use a gyroscope are the attitude indicator, the heading indicator and the turn coordinator. The attitude indicator and heading indicator's gyroscope runs when the vacuum pump on the airplane sucks air in and over the blades to cause the gyroscope to spin. When the gyro spins rapidly (up to 18000rpm) it aligns itself upright and the airplane's instrument aligns itself.

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