Posted by Cam Meek (188.8.131.52) on November 10, 2005 at 13:13:35:
In Reply to: Pitot static system and errors posted by Bob Gardner on November 10, 2005 at 12:04:49:
There are several good places for a static port. A common spot that I have noticed is on the empennage, a bit behind where the pilot sits. You can buy a stand alone static port pretty cheaply and connect some tubing between it and your instruments to improve your accuracy. For best results, mount a static port on each side of the aircraft and run tubing from them into a T connector and then into your instruments. Having a static port on each side reduces errors caused by side slipping.
You might also get away with mounting them on the sides, right next to your instrument panel. Just be careful not to get them too close to the wings, because the high and low pressure areas caused by the wings will affect them.
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