This is ready to assemble plastic model kit. Paints and cement (not included) are needed to complete the model. Side cutters, modeling knife, and tweezers are also recommended.
A pitot tube is a device that is used to measure the speed of an airplane through the air. It consists of a tube that is mounted on the exterior of the aircraft, typically on the wing or fuselage, and is pointed forward into the airflow. The tube has one or more openings that allow air to flow into the tube.
Inside the pitot tube is a pressure sensor that measures the difference in pressure between the air inside the tube and the ambient air pressure outside the tube. This pressure difference is directly proportional to the speed of the aircraft through the air. The pressure sensor sends the pressure information to the airplane’s flight instruments, where it is used to calculate the aircraft’s airspeed.
Pitot tubes are important for the safe operation of an aircraft, as they provide the pilot with critical information about the aircraft’s speed and allow the pilot to make decisions about the aircraft’s performance and safety. Pitot tubes are also commonly found on other vehicles such as boats and wind-powered vehicles, they measure the speed by the pressure of air and water.