The Taurus G4
Image of the Taurus G4 in flight. The Langelaan Aeronautics LLC / Pipistrel, based in Pennsylvania, is led by Jack Langelaan. Their aircraft is the Taurus G4. This twin fuselage motor glider features a 145 kW electric motor, lithium-ion batteries, and retractable landing gear. Vance Turner's team using a Pipistrel Virus SW aircraft was among the three teams that won prize money in the previous CAFE/NASA challenges -- the Personal Air Vehicle Challenge in 2007 and the General Aviation Technology Challenge in 2008. The Taurus G4 is currently flying. Langelaan Aeronautics LLC / Pipistrel is currently registered and has met the FAA inspection.
Image credit: Langelaan Aeronautics LLC / Pipistrel