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Piper pilots beware !

BaronPete

Jaw Harp Troubadour
#25
Does anyone watch Silicon Valley? This thread reminded me of the mean "pitot" jerking math problem they were working on at TechCrunch. Tell my story if I get bant for linking video. It's not safe for work!
 

Autothrust Blue

"How can you be so obtuse?"
#27
In all seriousness, I don't think I've ever touched a pitot mast, from my time in small airplanes to flying ones where they will burn your skin right off.
 

Cessnaflyer

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
#28
In all seriousness, I don't think I've ever touched a pitot mast, from my time in small airplanes to flying ones where they will burn your skin right off.
I usually touch ours putting on the cover after the flight. There was one time the heat was left on. Now I really make sure to double check switches after exiting the runway.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#29
The real scary part is when you throw the handle and the plane starts torquing around on the jacks, that and making sure you jacked it up high enough that the wheels would clear the ground.

We generally would unlock the gear and then swing them through by hand to make sure they would clear first.
Been there, done that. Only thing so far that approaches that level of "there are so many ways for this to go bad" has been hoisting a Caravan on and off of floats.