Armoured+monstered PP's have decent power output, high integrity and good thermal properties.And how do you run shields ? SCBs ? Weapons ? If the powerplant was buffed to a size 5 it would work.
Edit: On an armored G5 monstered plant I get 2 APAs, a Biweave and two shield boosters running. OC5 thermal spread gives me one booster more and a size 5 SCB.
Thermal resistant biweave + LoDraw (or fast charge if you are willing to be a bit PIP pressed during the broken regen), 2 res.aug. skill boosters (never more as the Vulture is dead w/o doublechaff - or 1 chaff + 1 HS if you're using an SCB). 1x5D (or at least 1x4D) MRP.
2xOC Pacifiers (1 incendiary, 1 drag munitions) or 2xRF phasing (fixed) pulses or 2xEfficient regular PA's (APA's are not really worth it IMO since the TLB nerf). 2xgimballed OC MC's are also good, especially while you're trying git gud in full FAoff flying.
If you're a hulltank w/o an SCB, then even an armoured+double braced PP can give you sufficient power.