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Replacing the Pitot Tube

Hello everyone, first post here so please forgive me if I've posted this to the wrong forum.

I recently bought a V35 Bonanza that unfortunately has a pitot tube that was painted by the previous owner. I need to replace my Pitot tube because I was told by an avionics shop that they can't complete an IFR cert on the airplane with the pitot tube being painted. I've been looking to find a replacement pitot tube and found bonanzaparts.biz. They sent me a photo of what appears to be this pitot tube, which is a universal pitot: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/heatedptubes1.php

This isn't the exact same pitot tube that is on my airplane, I currently have the original pitot tube installed, part number 50-384040-1. Will the universal pitot tube work on my airplane?

Model: Bonanza V35
Aircraft Serial Number: D-8492
Posted 11/15/2023 - 3 months ago
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The 24 volt version of the universal, through Textron's supersedure matrix, ends up at the 50-384040 (no dash). Joe at BonanzaParts is a good old boy, if it isn't right / doesn't work when you buy from him, he'll make it right. Once you have the AN5812-12 in your hand, if it is dimensionally the same, I would use it.

Mike
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 11/15/2023 - 3 months ago
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Found this on Bay. Typed in "bonanza v35 pitot tube 50-384040". Came up at $195. Looks a little "rough" but could be cleaned up and refurbished?

Jim
ABS Technical Advisor
BPPP Instructor & Ambassador
CFII/MEI, A&P/I-A

Posted 11/18/2023 - 3 months ago
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Interesting since I believe mine has paint from 1999 and get certified every 2 years.

Posted 11/18/2023 - 3 months ago
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Keith, very good question! Can anyone cite a spec or reg that forbids painting a pitot tube? I cannot.

Posted 11/18/2023 - 3 months ago
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I would ask the so called shop unable to perform said cert to provide the answer.

Posted 11/18/2023 - 3 months ago
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Replacing the Pitot Tube