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User currently offlinePhuebner From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 244 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

I was reading through the latest "Airliners" magazine and I saw a question asking what the pitot tubes were. That reminds me of the times I've been out to sea on destroyers and Cruisers in my Helo Det and ship personnel would come up to me asking if the pitot tubes on the SH-60B were machine guns. Not able to pass it up we always went along with the question and said that they were. We also pointed out the "missile" on the side of the aircraft....of course it wasn't, it was just a MAD bird.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Pitot tubes take in ram air for the airspeed indicating system. These tubes are heated, so they don't ice over. That is why they are not painted.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1852 times:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/Images/pitot.gif
Pitot tubes measure Dynamic pressure.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePhuebner From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 244 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Yeah, I know what pitot tubes are and what they do. I wanted to relay this amusing story after I had read that question in a magazine.


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