Originally Posted by sunchaser
GG would be well served to communicate with Dutchman.
Also note his use of the wing engine, good thing it is there. I have in front of me the fuel burn of a KK52 with either a single JD 6068 or twin JD 4045s. The 4045s use about 10% more fuel at the same speed but the 6068 did not have the drag of a wing engine - it should.
@Sunchaser, Sorry but I am not the author of this very well wiritten article, see the original article published by Dolph McCranie, DolphM@aol.com
I am a Dutch Naval Engineer who invested a lot of time to find the balance between a "Motor only Passagemaker" and alternatives.
In this respect I can advice people to come to a decision.