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Your comments regarding diesel power are well taken but I'd like to point out that diesel light aircraft power has been the holy grail for over two decades now and it's not clear that we are any closer to seeing it come true.
Here's an article that I wrote on the subject nearly five years ago. Yes, diesels were "right around the corner" then too.
Other background can be found at http://www.prime-mover.org/Engines/GArticles/index.html