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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Odysis View Post
I assume this gyro uses a highpass filter to stop fast movements to the aircraft, but allow slow ones to continue. That would mean although in a turn the pilot hasn't commanded a heading change (yaw channel wise), the gyro won't fight it too hard.
If a rapid change happens (wind gust) kicks it, it'll fight back to smooth it out.
That answers all my questions and reassures me on the use of the system.

The four pages of technical stuff in the link you provided catapulted me back a few decades ago, the F104 Starfighter and Swearingen Merlin III were by design aircraft that heavily relied upon SAS systems and flying without was a very unpleasant experience that quickly could get out of hand and even cause loss of control.
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