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Merlin 90K - Start Bad error

Old 06-05-2010, 02:16 AM
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Default Merlin 90K - Start Bad error

Numerous attempts to start and the rpm of the starter wont get above 1000 rpm

It can certainly spin faster than this because in Cooling mode the compressor spins much faster

Not sure why the Start Bad - Low RPM is persisting....
Old 06-05-2010, 03:05 AM
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Default RE: Merlin 90K - Start Bad error

All sorted

I suspected the starter was just a little stuck from being new etc so I let it run at 7000 rpm for awhile ( trim up and full throttle) and then started the Start Cycle (leave trim up but throttle at idle)

It worked and I have ran it a few times now

Very smooth starts and surprisingly quick. Smooth running and sounds great !

I also did not see ANY flames no matter what throttle position and acceleration I threw at it

very happy now....

a few more runs ( this time at the airfield as all my runs have been in my yard and its sure to attract attention) and into the F-16....

cheers, Michael

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