Thanks for the responses so far, the points are all valid and noted.
Could you please comment on noise
and vibration. Are twins proportionately
louder than singles ?
Is vibration an issue, or does it effectively disappear once engines are cruise
Apart from breakdown/get -home situations, does running on one engine
in the cruise
have any negative effects on a free-wheeling prop ? Or do you put the non-operating engine in reverse and accept the additional drag ?
Are there any twin operators who run on one as a normal cruise config ?
The reason I ask, is the disparity in engine hours on the twin in question. At age 60, the recently refurbished one could conceivably see me out. ( Maybe the other one too if I can just get the rum
intake to sit where I'd like it.)
As with all things nautical, inevitably it will be a compromise, ... I just can't afford to cock it up this time.
Having been a professional pilot for 43 years, I'm well versed in most of the arguments for singles versus twins. (or up to four ), But ... guess what ?? I'm still open minded.
All opinions gratefully received
Regards Mach Buffett