Pitot - Static Check

04-15-2009, 06:29 PM

Mike | Pilot- Static Check

In order to fly IFR, one needs to get a pitot - static check.

Well I finally brought my bird to the avionics shop on the airport today. After hooking up the gizmo box, he turned it on and started the pump. A few twists and a few taps on the instruments we found a leak in the static line. We repaired the leak and continued. Again a few twists and some tapping....

"Hey what’s with the tapping on my altimeter"? To get an accurate reading at the different flight levels, one needs to tap the altimeter. Yea right, like I am really going to do that.

Then I went to the efis's. I was very surprised at the Dynon and the GRT. Once setting the offsets, which took about 30 seconds, they tracked within 10 feet from 0 to 18,000 feet.

I am amazed at the inaccuracy in the mechanical altimeter compared to the efis.

08-02-2014, 08:03 PM

tthunne | Static Port

Where is the best place for the static port and the OAT probe ?

Tom Thunnell

08-03-2014, 03:24 PM


Good Question....

My Static ports are on either side of the nose; above the waterline.

The OAT is on the pilots side, inbetween the front hatch and the canopy area

08-03-2014, 09:42 PM

tthunne | static and temp

Thanks Mike.


08-04-2014, 04:32 PM

Tom Saccio | Static Ports

Hi Tom,

My static ports are in the same place as Mike's but my OAT probe in under the wing just at the root between the fuselage and rib A. It's out of the way and nothing can interfere with it.

08-04-2014, 07:12 PM

tthunne | Oat


I like the "out of the way" idea. Knowing the way I operate if it's sticking out somewhere I'd probably break it off!


11-11-2014, 12:17 AM


i asked Plane Makers this same question, & they said "above the water line" (obvious), and "18inches back from the nose."

11-11-2014, 07:48 AM


Bout where mine are. The OAT can be place almost anywhere, mine is up front because of the distance to the Efis