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Subject: Regarding gyroscopic flight control

Date: Thu Jul 24 06:48:26 1997
Posted by Eric E Downing
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: Ontario State/Province: Wisc
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 869744906.Ph
As known,gyroscpes always aim in one direction.If one would trade the
weight,bulk,slowness of aircraft wings,and in turn use the outer rings
of the gyro as the fulcrum for turning the craft as well as stability,
would it not be true "instantaneous inflight turning" be accomplished?
One would need only to compute the limits of the fulcrum by not exeeding 
the stabalizing force created by the rpm of the gyro.The outer rings 
of the gyro would be physically connected to the hull of the craft via
hydraulic arms.I see this as the future of flight,logical,simple,and 
well within todays technological state.Would this be possible??Whre would
one get grants for such a project?

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