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Switchblade Update 30 October, 2017

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 […]

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Robb Report Interview with Sam Bousfield

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 […]

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Switchblade Update 12 October, 2017

  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 […]

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Switchblade Update 23 September, 2017

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. […]

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Sport Aviation Magazine article

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 […]

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Switchblade Update September 10, 2017

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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Flying Sports Car at EAA AirVenture

Flying Sports Car at EAA AirVenture WKOW 27 ABC (47 sec. news clip)  

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Flying Sports Car Coming to the Skies Soon

Flying Sports Car Coming to the Skies Soon OSHKOSH (WISN/CNN) Here’s an informative, positive news story on the Switchblade at the Samson Motors tent – Oshkosh 2017.  The story features interviews with designer Sam Bousfield and Switchblade owner Frank Hanlon (in the prototype) plus video footage of the wing swing in action, different views of […]

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Our Town Oshkosh EAA AirVenture: Samson Switchblade (Video)

Check out this great live interview with Switchblade Designer and Samson Motors Founder, Sam Bousfield – at Boeing Plaza, EAA AirVenture 2017. How does the Switchblade work and how fast is it on the ground and in the air?  Why is the Switchblade different from other flying cars?  How did the idea for the Switchblade […]

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It’s a car! It’s a plane! Actually it’s both at the EAA AirVenture

OSHKOSH – It’s not yet “The Jetsons,” but someday — perhaps sooner rather than later — flying cars will be as common as both cars and planes. Commuters stuck in rush hour traffic always think, If only I had a plane, I could be there by now. And plenty of pilots fogged in by bad weather wish they could […]

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