These are the very famous ILEC TE probes. Due to the special design of these probes, they offer excellent compensation combined with high insensitivity to sideslip. This feature of the TE-probe is especially important during thermalling, where a small sideslip is nearly unavoidable. The use of TE-Probes for total energy compensation is superior to the usage of membrane systems or electronically compensation, because the latter two methods strongly depend on the accurate measurement of the static pressure. Static measurement is in nearly all aircraft a serious (unsolved) problem, especially in case of sideslip.
Our Probes are made out of a very durable aluminum alloy with a golden anodized surface to protect against corrosion. Due to the low weight, the tendency of our probe to oscillate is less compared to brass or steel probes.
Each probe consists of three parts: the sensing head with its two holes, the tube and the mount with O-ring sealing. The mount is available in 6mm and 8mm diameter.