Correct pitot heat temperature
A member just called in with a question that I'd never had before so I thought I'd post it.
Question: "How warm is a pitot heater supposed to get?"
Answer : In the air about 25 degrees Celsius (around 75 to 80 degree Fahrenheit). On the ground, a couple of hundred degrees so don't grab it with your hand to see how hot it is!
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