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Pitot tube on wing vs. fuselage

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Well-Known Member
May 25, 2014
St.Rober, MO
So let's say your plane has a removable wing for moving by trailer. The wing attaches with 4 bolts and takes 2-3 guys roughly an hour to set into position, connect the control cables, and get everything tightened down properly.

Would it be better to have the pitot tube on the wing with a quick disconnect line to the avionics, or could the pitot tube be mounted on the fuselage near the static port to make less connections to have to mess with when installing/removing the wing?

I could see a fuselage mounted pitot tube possibly reading prop blast and causing incorrect instrument readings, but not too sure if it matters or makes that much of a difference.