# Aeroplane Systems: Altimeter and Static Port Plumbing

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### What is the purpose of the static port plumbing in an aircraft?

To provide static pressure to the airspeed indicator

### Where are independent static vents usually located in an aircraft?

In the fuselage skin, one on each side

### Why is it important to keep the area around the static port free of paint and scratches?

To prevent pressure errors

### What is the function of the two screws in the unpainted area of the static port?

To attach a test adaptor for static system testing

### What does an altimeter measure in an aircraft?

Prevailing atmospheric pressure

### What is the purpose of the common manifold in an aircraft's static system?

To average and minimize dynamic pressure effects

### What is the primary reason why air rises when heated?

Its density decreases

Tropopause

### What is the main purpose of the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA)?

To correct aircraft and engine performance calculations

### What is the characteristic of the troposphere?

It is inherently unstable and constantly changing

### What is the primary concern when flying near or beyond the speed of sound?

In-flight behaviour

Troposphere

Mach number

### What is the primary purpose of a Machmeter in an aircraft?

To display the ratio of the aircraft's speed to the speed of sound

### What makes it possible for aircraft to attain greater flying speeds?

The advent of the gas turbine

35 000 feet

### What is the term for the limiting effects of high velocity airflow on an aircraft?

High velocity airflow forces

### What happens to the differential pressure between the inside of the case and the inside of the capsule when the aircraft levels off?

It reduces until it equalises

### Why does the pointer move to the descent section of the scale during descent?

Because the capsule expands as the pressure in the case is now less than that inside the capsule

### What is the limitation of the normal VSI?

It has a great deal of lag

### What is the purpose of calibration of the leak rate?

To maintain a difference between the pressure inside the capsule and that inside the case

### What happens to the pressure inside the case during climb?

It decreases rapidly

### What is the main issue with a Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) in helicopters during approaches to landing?

The lag in displaying information is too long

### What is the primary function of the accelerometer unit in an Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator (IVSI)?

To provide a more rapid response to changes in vertical speed

### What happens to the piston in the accelerometer when a change in vertical speed occurs initially?

It moves up and decreases the volume of the chamber

### What is the result of the accelerometer response decaying after a few seconds?

The change in actual static pressure becomes effective

### What is the purpose of the cylinder connected to the capillary tube leading to the capsule?

To open directly to the static pressure source

### What is the main difference between a Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI) and an Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator (IVSI)?

The IVSI employs an additional accelerometer unit

Learn about the static port plumbing and its role in providing static pressure to the airspeed indicator. Understand the construction of static ports and their location on a fuselage.

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