I think the same potential for castastrofic failure is still there they just now have a additional buffer of 320'rmcomprandy said:They'll probably spin it harder to gain ET in a shorter distance but, they still won't be going as FAST as they are now at the end.
At launch if they break thru the tires and go on the limiter it puts cylinders out and if at the top end they come on the limiters it puts cylinders out. Either way it is still filling cylinders with the potential for an explosion.kim said:Rev limiter only comes into play at launch, by big end, 1320 or 1000 with aero-load the engines are actually dragging down in RPM. If you go back and watch a crap load of catastrophic engine failures, on 85% and 100% fuel... if it didn't go boom on launch, typical failure point is the 1000 foot mark. Seems to be a common stress/failure area. I don't know that the ruling is designed as a MPH limiter as much as eliminating that difference in the common BOOM area.