Anyway back the gate we went, the Captain was on the P/A explaining that they couldn't determine the position of the reverser which could compromise our take off performance and the aircraft in the air. He explained everything in layman's terms which I thought was pretty good, saying the quickest fix was to lock it out which would take about half an hour.... 20 minutes later we were on our way on a smooth and uneventful flight.
Anyone got any similar stories? Is this a common occurrence? The aircraft was ZS-SAK which has Rolls-Royce RB-211s.
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