pitot pressure


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pitot pressure

[pē′tō ‚presh·ər]
(fluid mechanics)
Pressure at the open end of a pitot tube.

pitot pressure

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The sum of dynamic and static pressure. It is used to measure air speed. The pitot tube faces the airflow and the pitot pressure is fed into it. Also known as total head pressure, stagnation pressure, ram air pressure, and impact pressure.
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Two ports on the back accommodate pitot pressure and static input while two antenna jacks for ADS-B and GPS signal that this product is intended for remote mount.