Last week's Tip covered the
that can be used to plumb the pitot-static system. This week we look at how we can
test the system for leaks
. Having even a small leak anywhere along the line of tubing and connectors can result in inaccurate readings from the sensitive instruments that rely on this system. This includes the airspeed, VSI, altimeter and others.
This week's video demonstrates a
for testing each system using household items and the aircraft's own instruments. Knowing that your pitot and static lines are leak free provides peace of mind and accurate instrument readings. Take a look: