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Part# 10-02000


Hinged pitot tube protector will open automatically in take off at speed of about 40 MPH and close automatically at end of landing roll. Fits pitot tube with 1/4" O.D.
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Very easy installation, and works exactly as expected. Installation takes maybe 2 minutes.

September 9, 2020

Nice product but itâs too big to fit the pitot tube on my Champ

Sonny C
July 26, 2020

I havent finished building my Sonex yet, but I did fit it to the 1/4 pitot tube and it works fine. I cant see any problems with it at all, you have to make sure to adjust it to the right distance from the front of the pitot for it to operate correctly. Cheers.

January 29, 2018

Works perfectly on my 1947 Cessna 120

January 6, 2018

This worked perfectly on my Super Cuby

Real P
November 27, 2017

This worked perfectly on my Cessna 172c model

Bradley B
July 3, 2017

Seems to work OK but quality is average. Needs some adjustment once attached. Certainly not the same quality as one I had some years ago on my Cherokee.

January 26, 2020

Very simple installation. This one was not well built, but it is sufficient. The flap does not seat well, but it will work.

Ryan H
September 26, 2019

Quality appears good, but the design is poor. The flat part of the flapper extends past the opening. Ill probably use it as is because if I shorten it, it may effect the balance and it wouldnt close.

Verle B
March 6, 2017

The pitot tube protector will not open far enough to be out of the airflow going into the pitot tube. I will have to disassemble it and try to set it to open further. The cotter pin used as a hinge pin is very cheap looking but will allow me to disassemble easily to fix the problem. I will find a better solution for the hinge pin. The only nice part is the compression fit on the pitot tube. My old flip up pitot protector for $3 works better.

August 28, 2014


Q: Is there supposed to be a gap between the pitot tube and protector when it's closed?

Yes, that is part of normal operation. When its closed the gap will be small like the first image on this page. Then, when you are in motion and the wind hits the circular part near the hinge, it opens so the pitot system will operate (second image shows open). The opening and closing of the device happens inside of the nut area of the protector, not by the hinged part contacting the opening. It is difficult to explain but makes sense once you use the device.

Q: Is P/N 10-02000 the pitot protector made of stainless steel?

The Pitot Tube Protectors are made from aluminum.

Q: Diameter of hole opening or diameter of the tube you attach it to?

Fits pitot tube with 1/4" O.D.

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