Subject: What is meant by the term gimbal lock?
Date: Mon Jun 1 00:01:14 1998
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I was recently watching the movie Apollo 13 and noticed that the
astronauts were frequently complaining of going into "gimbal lock".
What does that mean exactly? I assume it has something to do with
tumbling out of control in all three planes or a state in which the
gyroscopes fail to stabilize the spacecraft. Any illumination on the
subject would be appreciated.
Re: What is meant by the term gimbal lock?
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