posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
Speculation is always fun, especially when there's so little to go on. The article says a problem was found with a ""pin" in the Merlin engine.
pin? If it's a matter of the pin failing, or showing signs of imminent failure long before its rated time, it may be the fault of the
manufacturer of the pin, and it's only prudent to ground all Merlins until the issue is resolved. It's highly unusual to have all piston engines of a
given type grounded.
Maybe it's an issue of all the suspect Merlins being rebuilt at the same facility that resulted in the grounding, in which case it may be the fault of
the overhauler. Again, grounding for inspection is only prudent. I don't know how many Merlin engine rebuilders there are in the U.K, but I know there
are a handful in the U.S. and I haven't heard of any widespread problems with Merlin-powered aircraft here.
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Barbarian because: (no reason given)
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