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AUTOWEEK – January 8, 2018 Issue

THE YEAR WE TAKE FLIGHT “Man is a fickle beast, always gazing beyond the marvels before him toward a better, brighter future. Just as HD television only served to whet our appetite for 4K, and ranch Doritos for Cool Ranch, so too did the invention of the car and airplane merely stimulate our want – […]

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Switchblade Article on TopSpeed

New Player in The Flying Car Race Promises to Have One in the Air Next Year It’s all talk until we see one in the air by Kirby Garlitos, on December 19, 2017, 09:00 The race to put an actual flying car in the air has a new contender, and it’s promising to bring its […]

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Daily Mail UK

World’s first 200mph two-seater flying sports car will hit the skies NEXT YEAR (and it could be yours for £90,000) The Switchblade is a 3-wheel car that can drive on the road and fly in the sky It takes off like other aircraft, meaning it must be launched from an airport The car can fly […]

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Robb Report’s 2017 Ultimate Gift Guide

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, […]

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CBS-Affiliate Special News Report – Portland, OR

“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, […]

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Switchblade represented on NBAA’s Flying Car Panel

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 […]

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SAMSON TO PRESENT FORUM AT SEBRING U.S. SPORT AVIATION EXPO. January 20-23, 2016 in Sebring Florida. Join us, Wed. January 20th – 9:30-10:30 AM Forums area #2. “Flying Cars of the past – fast forward to the Samson Switchblade”. Presenter: Switchblade Kit Owner, James Mauch. For decades, people have dreamed of having flying cars. This […]

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Switchblade Update: September 21, 2012

Joe Marine is shown applying his magical touch to the Switchblade 1/4 scale prototype. He has been working recently to enlarge the tail as per the standards of the scale model industry. This is our second and most likely last test set-up for the 1/4 scale flying prototype. You can see from the photo that […]

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Switchblade Progress Report, October 10, 2011

The 1/4 scale radio control model and wind tunnel model is making progress. The cnc (computer numerically controlled) machining has been accomplished, and the body, tail and wing shapes are ready for the prep work to make molds. Once the molds are made, parts will be manufactured from them for the fiberglass panels that make […]

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Switchblade Progress Report, September 9, 2011

The first radio controlled 1/4 scale model of the Switchblade is coming along nicely. Steering, suspension, and back-bone frame are completed and ready for the fiberglass skins that are being developed still. The next step is to have cores precisely machined so that we can build molds from them, and then make fiberglass parts that […]

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