CHAPTER 23 - Alternative Heated Pitot Mount
The mount I show in the previous chapter may not be for everybody. For one
thing, I have no idea how you would go about adding it to an already built
wing. For another, you may not be inclined to do your own fabrication. In that
case, Warren Gretz has made available a mounting kit that might meet your
needs. Among other advantages, it would certainly be lighter than my mount.
While I cannot make any statement concerning the quality of Warren's
mount (as always, caveat emptor), the pictures show a nicely done and simple
mounting. I personally approve of simplicity, and have found Warren
easy to deal with, at least as far as obtaining info on his product. With that
cautious approval out of the way, I would add that I would be inclined to try
his mount if I had it to do again.
Warren's mounts are available
for RVs and other aircraft, and are designed to mount AN5812 Heated Pitot Tubes
or AN5814 Pitot Tube with Static Source. The pitot tubes are NOT included with
the mount. Kits are complete with installation instruction and photos.
Contact Warren Gretz for more information and a brochure at:
3664 E. Lake Dr.
Littleton, CO 80121