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Old 01-28-2021, 10:18 PM
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Default DYNON heated pitot ideas

Hi all,

Planning to install in my 6 in the near future and although it seems straight forward, whenever I see others installations of devices I also have, there is almost always great ideas that did not occur to me!

So if you’ve installed the DYNON pitot in your 6, please share any tips and even better pics of your install.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:30 PM
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Fit it to an inspection cover. Makes life much easier.
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Fit it to an inspection cover. Makes life much easier.
David,
I like that approach. Did you have to use a doubler on the cover for pitot mast air loads?
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That heated pitot and especially the mast that it requires is a pretty robust piece of equipment. I'm no airplane mechanic, but I'd be uncomfortable mounting it on an inspection plate. The mast on mine is mounted secured to an adjacent rib and the spar. It's very rigid.

(I didn't install it..it was put in by a previous A&P a few years ago. I was looking at it closely as I was after-the-fact attaching an AOA line).


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That heated pitot and especially the mast that it requires is a pretty robust piece of equipment. I'm no airplane mechanic, but I'd be uncomfortable mounting it on an inspection plate. The mast on mine is mounted secured to an adjacent rib and the spar. It's very rigid.
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Old 01-29-2021, 10:19 AM
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+1 for installing on a cover. Yes, a doubler will be needed to stiffen the plate. The method for installing in the photo above is more robust, assuming you are still building the wings.
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Default inspection plate strength

If one is concerned with the strength of the inspection plate which has a bunch of screws holding it in place anyway. Just make a new one out of .040 instead of the standard wing .025? And if that isn't enough add a doubler to it. Makes for easy access and service.
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Old 01-30-2021, 10:29 PM
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Default Thanks!

I really appreciate all of the feedback. I had read the installation instructions which specifies an approach as described by MacCool. Since my 6 is built I was leaning towards the alternate approach of mounting to the access panel and with the suggestions in this thread, I feel better about that approach.

Thanks again!
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Hey cbennet1, did you tackle this yet? I'll be doing mine soon, and was looking to see how yours went?

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Default Another opinion.

VAF is full of them.
Mounting on inspection cover - NOT for me. U take that off at least every annual. It’s gonna dangle. Could disrupt the fittings. Possibly leak now.
I like mine solidly mounted NEXT to the inspection cover. Doesn’t move. Accessible if need be.
Now pick.
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