static ports

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i. An opening to the atmosphere to spill excess pressure to the atmosphere, as in fuel tanks.
ii. The holes in aircraft skin for static pressure pickup. Also called static ports. See velocity pressure.
iii. An opening in the center of a parachute canopy for its stabilization. See also parachute vent.
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Static ports on both sides of the fuselage can reduce instrument error due to yaw, and provide some backup.
The push model can be optimized even more in SCA4 by extending it with the new static ports feature.
To prevent sand intrusion, make sure your aircraft's pitot static ports are clear of sand and water before connecting the set to the bird.
Perform a careful inspection of the following areas: pitot tubes and static ports; engine and ventilation inlets; air scoops; gear struts; and hydraulic actuator chrome.