Brief Description: Cut pitot access cover/hole & riveted left wing bo
I'm installing a Gretz Aero heated pitot and needed to place it tonight. I also have a ZAC pitot/static tube, so I temporarily located it per the plans and determined the point in space where the pitot should intersect the air. It is important not to get it too close to the surface of the skin, or you run the risk of being in the boundary layer and getting inaccurate readings. Once I knew where it should go, I replaced the ZAC pitot with the Gretz unit. Since you need to have access for possible future maintenance issues, one option is to mount the bracket and pitot in the access cover. That is the route I chose. The rest of the evening was spent touching up my primer and riveting the bottom skin. With the help of AJ and Courtney (her friend), I got it flipped and ready for the next steps. I'm very close to having both wings at exactly the same place.