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So I understand how precession works, and that gimbals are used to isolate the gyro from outside rotation, however when a yawing motion is applied to the gyro, it'll essentially translate to a rolling (horizontal) motion on the gimbal to turn the indicator.

Since the gyro maintains it's plane of rotation, would it be acceptable to say that if I applied force to a gyro, the precession from the gyro would be displayed on the gimbal not the gyro, since it has to maintain it's plane of rotation?

To summarize, I'm just wondering how a gyro's precession affects the gimbals or how it affects the instrument if it doesn't affect the gimbals.

Thank you!

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