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Rob's REBVAIR Project
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Date:  9-7-2019
Number of Hours:  4.00
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Brief Description:  Static port installation

I was still experiencing some trepidation on whether to install the MAM pitot-static assembly on the leading edge, I had lingering concerns over reports that the static port here gave unreliable instrurment readings, and many builders claimed to have ended up using cabin air as the static source. I imagined how much I would regret drilling a hole in the wing leading edge if the static port ended up faulty.

Certificated aircraft have their static ports on the fuselage at seemingly widely varying locations. Our Skyhawk has it on the nose just ahead of the wing stut. Our Dakota has it fairly far down the tailcone.

One of the Elite builders claimed his static port location near bulkhead c seemed to work just fine, and since this roughly matched the static port locaiton on the Dakota, it tipped the balance in favor of this location: I thought it was worth the small installation effort, even if I ended up using cabin air in the end.

Quick-disconnect fittings helped cut down on the time spent on this installation.
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static port

static port

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static port position on fuselage

static port position on fuselage

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interior connection with quick-connect fitting

interior connection with quick-connect fitting

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