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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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Switchblade Progress Report, March 6, 2011

One of the great things we get to do at Samson is to create the future, not only for the business, but we hope for the world around us.  Since we have had a lot of interest in our ground-only vehicle, we thought it might be interesting to show you the direction we are heading […]

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