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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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Switchblade Progress Report, August 16, 2011

Ducted fan design has been accomplished, with results better than expected. A duct has many features that are beneficial, and some that are not. Of course, every propulsion system has both drawbacks and advantages. In the case of our duct, we have increased static thrust (good for take-off) and decreased noise (good for neighborhood relations). This came at […]

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Switchblade Progress Report, August 6, 2011

We have been validating some of the technologies that we are wishing to include in the future Switchblade engine. One of these is Hydrogen Boost to increase fuel mileage and reduce emissions. Hydrogen Boost has been used for decades to increase the efficiency of fuel burn in combustion engines, mainly diesel engines in Canada. The […]

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Switchblade Progress Report, July 26, 2011

We got caught up on a few things this week, one of which was showing you the fastening of the windscreen on the ground test vehicle. After we fastened the sheets in place and pulled the protective covers off the lexan, we were very impressed with the visibility and clarity. Earlier we were concerned that […]

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