How Can I Fail Thee? Let Me Count the Ways ...

Recent high-profile accidents have demonstrated that even when redundant or back-up systems are present, they don't guarantee a successful outcome to a vacuum system failure. Indeed, the vacuum pump and its associated bits and pieces are some of the most failure-prone components with which pilots of piston-powered aircraft surround themselves. AVweb's Scott Puddy takes a close look at the vacuum system and its many weaknesses while offering some insights on what you can do about them.

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