|Quoting TimePilot (Thread starter):|
What is that small tube-like thing sticking out and down of the left wing? (far right side of the photo.) Is that for measuring air speed?
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 2):|
The Ford Trimotor holds a distinction. A flight from San Francisco to Reno back in the 20s flew at cruise speed into the top of a hill down near Auburn California - without any serious injuries.
Well, there might have been some, you know, spilled coffee etc.
|Quoting KPIE172 (Reply 3):|
Seeing as it angled downward it looks like it wouldn't provide accurate direct air pressure for airspeed.