Cutting-Edge Flying Car Switchblade Flying Car developed by Samson Motors Price: Starting at $140,000 About a decade ago, aviation enthusiast Sam Bousfield, an architect turned inventor based in Oregon, asked himself, “What does aviation really need?” His answer, ultimately, was the Switchblade—the three-wheeled, carbon-fiber flying car that his company, Samson Motors, is developing. On the road, […]
“The future starts in Oregon: Flying cars are nearly here” The Switchblade is set to hit the air and ground by April 2018 Cole Miller and KOIN 6 News Staff Published: November 16, 2017, 1:30 pm Updated: November 16, 2017, 6:39 pm PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — For 25 years, Sam Bousfield worked as an architect, […]
Samson was in the news recently, this time with a Portland, Oregon, CBS affiliate, KOIN TV. Pictured in the image above, Reporter Cole Miller and Videographer Mike Soe drove three hours from Portland to do an in-depth TV News segment on the Switchblade, which aired late last week. This story was picked up by other […]
We sent more samples out for test coatings of the Black-T material, as the first tests showed incomplete coating in part holes. Black-T is a very thin, military-like coating that can be bonded to metal to protect the metal from the elements, and in our case, from conducting electricity. The second set of coatings showed […]
A Chat with the Inventor of the Samson Motors Switchblade Flying Sports Car The models include a $500,000 version with a bespoke interior and unique exterior features. BY LARRY BEAN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Ten years ago, before he established Samson Motors, in Meadow Vista, Calif., Sam Bousfield was on the verge of developing a […]
FLYING CARS ABOUT TO BECOME A REALITY – NBAA PANEL TELLS THE STORY On October 11, 2017, at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Switchblade Owner Brian Purdy was a panelist for “Skip the Traffic: Fly Your Car”. Pictured here from left to right are: Dezo Molnar, Flying Car […]
Risse Racing provided the two newly re-worked rear shock absorbers last week. These are two-stage shocks, which were developed to take into account the difference between aircraft shock requirement (worst case – handling the forces when you come in hard when landing), and driving requirements (providing comfortable ride and controllable vehicle in turns). These […]
Above is a close-up view of the power door lock that was installed in each door. The Switchblade flying sports car doesn’t have an outside door handle. It is opened by using the keyless remote to trigger this door latch, which pops the door open so you can grip the door and open it further. […]
EAA SPORT AVIATION MAGAZINE September 2017 The Samson Switchblade is mentioned in Briefly Noted, on page 13. Under the title, SAMSON UNVEILS SWITCHBLADE FLYING SPORTS CAR, the informative article states that we unveiled our Switchblade flying sports car project during a press conference at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. It goes on to explain that the Switchblade is […]
The front windshield was installed in time for AirVenture, which really helped give a sense for the lines of the Switchblade flying sports car. With the wings swinging in and out constantly at the show, we ran up 3.5 years or more on the life of the […]
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