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Old 09-18-2021, 02:26 PM
Jcurry Jcurry is offline
 
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Hey Guy's,
I have a 2011 RV 12. My airspeed is reading 10 knots low at all airspeeds. I have the Dynon D180. I did the airspeed leak down check with the syringe and it passed easily.
I've checked the tubing for defects and checked the connections at the Dynon. My tubing goes from the pitot tube directly to the Dynon (no module).
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2021, 03:32 PM
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What does the static port look like?

I assume you have a 3 or 4 leg ASI calibration flown at several airspeeds?
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:01 PM
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I have not flown any "calibration " legs. The airspeed does not come alive until right at rotation. Then it is 10-15 knots low when cross checked against 2 GPS at all airspeeds.
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:30 PM
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Default Low airspeed

I have a D180, did you do the zero airspeed calibration?
Check the D180 manual.
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:12 PM
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Jost a thought. Have you checked to make sure that the dimple drilled into the pitot tube for the screw that secures the pitot tube inside the gear reduction unit has not become breached by the screw?
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:15 PM
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Jost a thought. Have you checked to make sure that the dimple drilled into the pitot tube for the screw that secures the pitot tube inside the gear reduction unit has not become breached by the screw?
I checked the dimple and it was fine. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:17 PM
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I have a D180, did you do the zero airspeed calibration?
Check the D180 manual.
Dave
I did the calibration but no help. Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:19 PM
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I have not flown any "calibration " legs. The airspeed does not come alive until right at rotation. Then it is 10-15 knots low when cross checked against 2 GPS at all airspeeds.
Am I misreading your post? It sounds like you are trying to reconcile gps groundspeed with indicated airspeed while on takeoff roll. If that's the case it won't work unless the wind is dead calm.

As others have hinted at, try flying the test pilot school Excel spreadsheet routine so often referred to here on VAF.

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Old 09-19-2021, 08:00 PM
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I have not flown any "calibration " legs. The airspeed does not come alive until right at rotation.
This doesn't sound right.
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Then it is 10-15 knots low when cross checked against 2 GPS at all airspeeds.
At what altitude? At 5000' or so I'd expect IAS to be 10% or so lower than average ground speed.
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:45 PM
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Hi All,
Sorry for the confusion. I am not trying to resolve an airspeed vs. GPS disagreement. My airspeed is without a doubt reading 10 to 15 knots low. I believe
I have narrowed it down to a leak in the LH static port. I'm going update my D180 and see if anything changes. If not, I will be gaining access to the tailcone. Unfortunately, I do not have the split bulkhead...
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