gyropilot


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gyropilot

(ˈdʒaɪrəʊˌpaɪlət)
n
(Aeronautics) aeronautics a type of automatic pilot that consists of two gyroscopes

au′tomat′ic pi′lot


n.
an electronic control system, as on an aircraft, spacecraft, or ship, that automatically maintains a preset heading and attitude.
Also called autopilot.
[1915–20]
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Engineering was divided both by function (specifications, standards, research, and drafting) and by product line (gyrocompass, gyropilot, searchlight, etc.
military, including directors (automated firing devices), sound locators, high-intensity search lights, gyropilots, bomb sights, gyrocompasses, range finders, and automatic gyrohorizons [Acc 1915, #053].
The Sperry 2000 automatic pilot system combines navigational modes with standard gyropilot automatic steering.