Which reminds me, when Dave and I were talking with Warren the other week, I asked about the weight and balance with the replica weapons. He said that they are considerably lighter than real ones, the cannons are about at the centre of gavity, and previous operators had considerable ballast in the tail, so they will be able to adjust to take into account the MGs.
Are the two Merlin's exactly identical? Or are there parts on one engine that the other doesn't?
Hi Mr.Orion If you are talking just the Merlins, then the two Merlins (Merlin 25's in this case) are identical. The only component that the Port Merlin has fitted that the Starboard Merlin does not have is the pneumatic system compressor and its associated case oil drain pipes. If you are talking installations, then there are a few differences with the coolant and oil pipe work plus a few other system bits and bobs that make them handed.