static port

static port

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A small hole, or port, in the skin of an aircraft at a suitable location where the disturbance to the airflow is the least. This is the pickup port for the static pressure for the pressure instruments. Some aircraft utilize a pitot-static tube for this purpose. Also called a static vent.
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The exact cause of this error is unclear, but basic knowledge of the BARALT's pitot-static system tells us that the static port of the BARALT system must be experiencing an artificially high local pressure compared to the co-altitude ambient air pressure.
Additionally, UTC Aerospace Systems provides the SmartProbe air data sensor, integrated static port sensors and outside air temperature sensors for the aircraft.
To rub salt into tbe beleaguered Sandgrounders' wounds, substitute Sam Muggleton - capitalising on a static Port - defence - headed over an advancing and exposed Burton dead on 90 minutes.
After each firing of the gun, check your aircraft chin bubble and the area around the static port for damage.
The switches also feature: static routing, VLAN support, RIPv1/2, OSPF, VRRP, flow control, Spanning Tree, broadcast storm control, Jumbo frame support, ACL's, 802.1x, RADIUS, TACACS+, static port security, DNS and LLDP.
While instruments age and become inaccurate, a faulty pitot tube and static port can distort the information presented to related gauges, whether they're digital or analog.
If the external air-data source becomes unavailable (plugged pitot static port, or similar fault), the unit will enter the Degraded Mode automatically.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an airworthiness directive that orders operators of DC-9/MD-88 series and MD-90-30 series aircraft to inspect the wiring of static port heaters for chafing, loose connections and evidence of arcing.
Chillingsworth laid the ball in Keegan's path and he burst through the static Port's rearguard.
In the case of a blocked static port, the VSI mainly won't work at all, presenting a zero climb rate until the blockage is removed.