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Pitot Tube Protector - 1/4 Inch

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Part# 10-02000


Hinged pitot tube protector will open automatically in take off at speed of about 40 MPH and close automatically at end of landing roll. Fits pitot tube with 1/4" O.D.
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Great product

Carel V Verified Purchase


March 30, 2022

Great pitot tube protectors and wonderful service.

Wyman M Verified Purchase


September 16, 2021

Just what was needed.. now I cant forget to cover my petot tube... Perfect fit Thanks Aircraft Spruce for Always coming through....

John Y
February 15, 2021

A tad expensive, but works great and does just as it should!

Ben P
September 28, 2020

Very easy installation, and works exactly as expected. Installation takes maybe 2 minutes.

September 9, 2020

Nice product but it’s too big to fit the pitot tube on my Champ

Sonny C
July 26, 2020

I havent finished building my Sonex yet, but I did fit it to the 1/4 pitot tube and it works fine. I cant see any problems with it at all, you have to make sure to adjust it to the right distance from the front of the pitot for it to operate correctly. Cheers.

January 29, 2018

Works perfectly on my 1947 Cessna 120

January 6, 2018

This worked perfectly on my Super Cuby

Real P
November 27, 2017

This worked perfectly on my Cessna 172c model

Bradley B
July 3, 2017


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Q: Is there supposed to be a gap between the pitot tube and protector when it's closed?

Yes, that is part of normal operation. When its closed the gap will be small like the first image on this page. Then, when you are in motion and the wind hits the circular part near the hinge, it opens so the pitot system will operate (second image shows open). The opening and closing of the device happens inside of the nut area of the protector, not by the hinged part contacting the opening. It is difficult to explain but makes sense once you use the device.

Q: Is P/N 10-02000 the pitot protector made of stainless steel?

The Pitot Tube Protectors are made from aluminum.

Q: Diameter of hole opening or diameter of the tube you attach it to?

Fits pitot tube with 1/4" O.D.