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For those who have installed the factory supplied pitot / static tubes on the wing which does not have any provision for a drain for potential water ingress during flight in rain on the pitot tube, have you had any issues with your airspeed indicator? If this is a non-issue great, but I know most pitot intake tube system have a built in pressure chamber and drain hole for water, and the Zenith factory supplied one does not thus my question / concern. Any input on this would be appreciated.
Upon further thought this will not be an issue as the pitot system is simply an air pressure device and there is no real 'flow' of air through the system so water / rain will not cause a problem. Also since the pitot / static tube is below the wing and the tubing is fed up into the wing any moisture that may enter the end of the tube will simple drain out. So all good.