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pipistrelle:

see batbat,
winged mammal of the order Chiroptera, which includes 900–1,000 species classified in about 200 genera and 17 families. Bats range in size from a wingspread of over 5 ft (150 cm) to a wingspread of less than 2 in. (5 cm).
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pipistrelle

any of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae
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Speaking after the presentation, Tony Rapson, said: We are delighted to be able to present Pipistrel with this approval.
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The FAA said it's going to take at least two years longer to get its job done, handing another advantage to foreign aircraft manufacturers like Pipistrel and Flight Design, although GAMA's Bowles said we might see the new Part 23 regulation a bit sooner than 2017.
The competition had both promotional and practical applications, demonstrating Pipistrel's prowess in low-energy flight and employing the same type of brush less DC motor Pipistrel will use in the electric version of the Panthera.
The Pipistrel design is hardly ideal from a crashworthiness perspective, in our view.
This is where Flight Design and Pipistrel want to go, the former with a parallel hybrid idea and the latter with a pure serial hybrid, like a diesel-electric locomotive.