Originally Posted by kgall
Since you are not getting any quick answers here, and I certainly don't know the answer, you might try the forums over at tdiclub.com
I'll bet there's someone over there who would love to help you put a tdi on an airship.
Thanks, Waiting for registration email.
BTW, I narrowed my engine search to the VW TDI because I need a lightweight engine in the 500hp class.
Diesels can be converted to run on kero. There are 2 makes flying now, but they are in the 175-210hp class; one is a conversion from diesel fuel, the other is a purpose design flying in a UAV. I also did not want to use an MB engine because the higher HP engines need the additive in the exhaust stream.
Also, the TDI is turbocharged, which is needed for higher altitude operation at high continuous power.