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Old 11-27-2017, 07:22 AM
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Ron, I’m with you on pitot heat. I once had my Cherokee pitot tube ice over in the soup. It was a good lesson in pitch and power flying the few minutes it took to melt the ice once I turned on the pitot heat. I should have had it on based on the temperature, but as they say: experience is what you get right after you needed it!
I completely agree; glad you made it through that lesson!

One of the nice features of the Garmin pitot is that (if you buy the regulated heated one), it actually provides an annunciation on the G3X if temp is below 45ºF and either the power to the pitot isn’t on or the temperature of the probe is below ambient. I thought this was nice way to hopefully minimize future “experiences”.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:26 AM
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With a modern EFIS, the need for pitot heat may be critical - some brands of EFIS may lose their horizon reference with a blocked pitot.
That’s interesting Bob. I’m happy to report that the G3X shows the ADHARS with it disconnected. I’m not sure about blocked as of yet, but I’ll save that for a future “experience”. ha.
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