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Real Wander

Real wander (or random wander) of a gyroscope, as opposed to apparent wander, is actual movement of the spin axis caused by engineering imperfections such as friction and unbalance.

Movement about the vertical axis away from its set position is referred to as real drift.

Movement about the horizontal axis away from its set position is referred to as real topple.

The Interactive Gyroscope provides instructors with total control of the gyroscope about the vertical axis and horizontal axis, making it easy to demonstrate and understand the effects of real drift and real topple.

For more information on other gyroscopic principles and properties:

The gyro moving around the Earth

Understand real wander, drift and topple with Sphaera's Interactive Gyroscope.

 

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