It is commonly accepted that the conventional gyroscope, as an instrument for determining orientation, was inspired by a top, known to practically all ancient civilisation. When a top rotates, it preserves its vertical orientation even if the base is tilted.

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  1. 1.Department of Aircraft Control Systems and InstrumentsNational Technical University of UkraineKievUkraine

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