Start-up Procedure

Start-up Procedure For The Gyro-Gale Stabilizer System

1) Before testing your system, make sure you have adequate air supply. Let the compressors run for 2-3 minutes before you switch the system ON. Adjust the mineral oil supply in the lubricator.

2) Adjust the filter/lubricator oil injection rate so that a drop of oil is hanging in the sight dome (not dripping). The amount of oil infected is controlled through the screw behind the sight dome. Proper adjustment is about 1/2 turn open.

3) Gently move the gyro cage back and forth on 4 seconds interval and notice the following: one gauge goes up to at least 80 psi while the other gauge drops to zero instantly. As you reverse the movement of the gyro cage, the gauges will also reverse their readings. That is the gauge which reads 80 psi will drop instantly to zero and the other gauge will go up to 80 psi.

4) When the front of the gyro is moved to port side, the port fin will go up and the starboard fin will go down. When you reverse the movement of the gyro, the fins will reverse their actions. If the fins do not follow this sequence, it means that the green and red tubing are reversed at the control unit.

4) When the front of the gyro is moved to port side, the port fin will go up and the starboard fin will go down. When you reverse the movement of the gyro, the fins will reverse their actions. If the fins do not follow this sequence, it means that the green and red tubing are reversed at the control unit.

5. When you release the gyro, the pressure on both gauges will be approximately the same (within 5 psi) and the fins will be free and maybe easily moved by hand.

 

** Gyro-Gale Stabilizers usual start up time is only 15 seconds.