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Old 10-15-2021, 06:46 PM
David Z David Z is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Auburntsts View Post
Yeah it's at least over 100lbs heavier than a 540 - that's a huge problem. I'm betting it's significantly more expensive than a new 540 too.. As a result, I thinking that for most the juice simply wouldn't be worth the squeeze.
Rough napkin math here, comparing to a similar gasoline engine like the -540. The diesel is burning 10lbs/hr less fuel (9gal/hr @ 6.7lbs/gal diesel versus 12gal/hr @ 6.0gal/hr gasoline). For an engine that's 100lbs heavier, the flight time for break even payload capacity is 10 hours!
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