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Old 07-12-2021, 03:46 PM
StressedOut StressedOut is offline
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Default Static Port Kit from Cleaveland

I'll be at a point in my aft fuselage construction soon where I'll need to install the static port. Has anybody used this replacement kit from Cleaveland Tools? It's about $52.

Is it worth the price? What can I expect from it over and above the static port parts in the stock kit?
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:47 PM
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Yep! Nice kit
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Old 07-12-2021, 03:52 PM
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If you do a search on VAF, you will find voluminous amounts of posts on Static ports.

Many have had trouble calibrating their static system with after-market kits, almost no issues with the Vans-supplied static port.

As usual, YMMV, and likely will. I predict that this thread will go on for a while!
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Old 07-12-2021, 04:38 PM
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The web site says it's out of stock and if you click on the ports only it says discontinued. That said, I have this kit and it works great and is accurate.
Chris Moon
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:57 PM
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I recommend the static kit from Dynon. The static port sits just at the right proud height.

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Old 07-12-2021, 09:04 PM
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I purchased and installed these from Cleveland - they glue in with Proseal. Make sure the Proseal is cured completely before putting on the tube - mine wasnít, and it popped the ports off. I assume they have the same performance as a rivet.

Since then Iíve realised I needed more tube and fittings etc for the pitot and aoa - which I got from Stein.

Iím hindsight I would have been better purchasing the Stein kit at the start - it included static ports which screw on - probably better then just Proseal in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2021, 12:20 AM
Ralph Inkster Ralph Inkster is offline
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If you are going with a straight 6pack panel, the static kit would do -but than you would than have to buy more fittings for the pitot.
If you are planning for EFIS equipment, than it would be better to source a complete pitot/static/AoA plumbing kit. Stein, Garmin, Dynon, & Cleveland Tools offer them (probably others as well)
On Cleaveland Tools website search for Ďpitot staticí you will come up with a SafeAir complete kit that I like & have had great results with.
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:25 AM
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I used the cleveland static ports on my 10. They are very nice and install much easier than the pop rivet. Also avoids the 1/8" tubing transition work. I used RTV instead of proseal and they have held on well. The airspeed on my 10 reads withing 1 knot of actual, so it seems the install very accurately models the pop rivet.

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