Pitot tube

Pitot tube

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Credit: LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER/NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pitot tube on the right boom of a OV-10 turboprop aircraft. Pitot tubes are used to measure the airspeed of an aircraft. Attached to the probe are two balsa wood flags to measure angle of attack and slideslip.

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