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Pi·tot

(pē-tō'),
Henri, French engineer, 1695-1771. See: Pitot tube.
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When we fed those data to our computer system, it detected that the pitot tubes had failed, and estimated the plane's real airspeed within five seconds.
He nicked himself for turning the pitot heat off too soon once initially entering VMC, because losing the airspeed indicator caused "losing focus at a very bad time." In fairness, he would have needed a crystal ball to anticipate the nasty weather ahead ...
To clean and maintain your pitot static system, check out Chapter 4 of TM 1-1500-20423-4.
The energy costs were then calculated based on the running time being the same as the previous Pitot Tube pumps ie 48 weeks pa and 24/7 utilisation.
Under these circumstances the measured duct relative roughness based on Pitot tube pressure loss data equaled 0.0003.
His fault investigation yielded the possibility of malicious interference as the pitot tube appears to have been blocked with glue.
He had a "pitot"-style speedometer (a tube runs from the bottom of the boat to the back of the gauge and water pressure is used to measure speed), and the tube on the back of the speedometer had sprung a leak.
In the ensuing investigation, it was found that the plane's pitot tubes had iced over when the plane flew into a storm.
On the basis of the limited available information from the recent Air France crash, Airbus is now recommending the replacement of some A330/A340 pitot tubes from Thales by similar airspeed sensors made by Goodrich.
Investigators have focused on the possibility that the external speed sensors on the A330, known as pitot tubes, iced over and gave false readings to the plane's computers as it ran into a thunderstorm off the coast of Brazil.
Some suspicion rests on the plane's exterior air speed sensors (pitot tubes), which have been known to get blocked and confuse the onboard computer.
The high-speed sampling and symmetrical design of the averaging pitot tube provides the EFM-HS with the ability to accurately measure reverse flow due to engine pulsations and to properly account for this phenomenon in the average flow rate determination, the company said.