AERONAUTICS: Gyroscopic Stabilizer

From Ohio over the stormy Alleghenies to the District of Columbia, then to Long Island, a heavy trimotored Ford plane flew last week. Except at take-offs and landings the pilot scarcely ever touched the controls. A new device, a gyroscopic stabilizer similar to the stabilizers which help keep ships from rolling, kept the Ford on even keel through wind and fog. When gusts twisted the plane from its course, the stabilizer returned it automatically.

The gyroscopic airplane stabilizer consists of two wheels rotating, one vertically, the other horizontally. A wind-driven electric motor...

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