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Heated pitot

RamseyT

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Looking for a heated pitot for a ‘66 140.
 

Ray93J

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A used one may have bad heater elements that require replacement, there are two heaters. Many of the non heated pilots are drilled for heaters. So, if you find one of these heater elements are easy to install.
 

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Thanks. I’ll check my existing pitot to see if it is drilled for elements. That would be great!
 

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I just replaced mine in my '64 PA8-140. I did not take original out first, my original was not drilled so wouldn't have helped. I bought a used pitot/static from Texas Salvage for somewhere around $200 that had one element bad and other good. I think the element was around $100 shipped and fairly easy to install.

MY IA and I installed the pitot prior to my last Pitot/static check last fall and we just did the install and paperwork, requiring a switch, breaker, and wire for test during annual. I've flown the plane only once since everything hooked up, but works well. Had the fuel tanks out to do the latest AD's and ran plastic conduit through wings to run the wires to it. Don't leave it on long to test without flying, it will nearly burn your hand as it heats up and burn up the elements if left on.
 

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