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Old Jul 08, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Pitot tube accuracy

Can the accuracy of a pitot tube system change with the pitot tube changing angle of attack ? whats the range for acuracy ?
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Old Jul 09, 2011, 07:51 AM
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A pitot tube should be mounted parallel to the chord of the wing. Mounted that way, it measures the speed the wing is moving through the air, and thats it. Mounting out of parallel quickly degrades accuracy, although I've never tested how quickly.
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