pitot-static system

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pitot-static system

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The pressure system for measurement of the air speed, Mach number, altitude, and vertical speed. It consists of a pitot tube and static port(s) connected suitably to each of the instruments.
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Courtesy Cirrus Aircraft and a pilot's operating handbook for the SR20, following are the FAA-approved procedures for resolving the two basic kinds of pitot-static system blockages: a blocked pitot tube or a blocked static source, the latter of which is pictured above.
Pappy guessed that ice had clogged the outside ports for the pitot-static instruments.
With my G600, a pitot-static glitch, which in the good old days would have caused a barely-noticeable blip on my round VSI or ASI, now throws my ADC into re-compute mode and I lose my glass AI for about 10 seconds as the system crunches the bad data.
That means no mechanical pitot-static and no spinning mass gyro.
My instruments held steady, so we concluded his pitot-static system was icing over.
For homebuilders, MountainScope can integrate with some autopilots and take Dynon and Crossbow gyro info and also tie into a pitot-static system.
The 40-knot guideline most probably was based on the inherent limiting characteristic of antiquated pitot-static, airspeed-sensing systems that are unreliable or erratic below 40 knots.
Perhaps if the crew of Aeroperu Flight 603 had a better grasp of the pitot-static system and its various failure modes, their Boeing 757 may not have crashed because a maintenance worker had left some tape covering the static ports.
You don't know from the information given which one is wrong, but on a single pitot-static system like the Bonanza, you've most likely forgotten to up date the standby altimeter setting.