Questions tagged [pitot-static]

A pressure-based system for measuring airspeed and altitude.

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Does the airspeed indicator measure speed inaccurately at different angles of attack?

A point of confusion for me has been this: Does the pitot tube measure the airspeed of the plane in the direction of its flight path, or does it measure the speed of the air parallel to the pitot tube ...
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Is the use of 1/8 NPT ports on pitot/static instruments derived from an FAA standard?

On almost every pitot-static instrument used in general aviation aircraft, a 1/8 female NPT port is provided to connect the instrument to the pitot-static system. I was told that is is a requirement ...
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Where is pure outside static air pressure indication on A320?

I'm looking for the indication of the outside static air pressure in the cockpit. Where is it located? One of the ECAM pages? Thanks!
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What may cause a pitot tube and Honeywell pressure sensor calibration inconsistency?

It is possible that my issue is specific to my setup, but I thought I'd try here if someone has experienced a similar issue. I will try to explain this clearly as possible, but it may be slightly ...
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Why does the Lockheed D-21B have three air data probes?

The Lockheed D-21 has three air data booms / pitot intake tubes: one on the nose and one on each wing. (Images here and here.) All three appear to be pitot-static tubes. Anyone know what purpose ...
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Is air velocity at aircraft static port always same as freestream velocity?

Is air velocity at plane static port always same as freestream velocity? If I find at aircraft place where air velocity is same as freestream,can I use it as my correct static port or that can not ...
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