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Pitot Tubes

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:28 pm

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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RE: Pitot Tubes

Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:45 am

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.
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RE: Pitot Tubes

Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:59 am
Pitot tubes measure Dynamic pressure.
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RE: Pitot Tubes

Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:03 pm

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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