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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 22 January, 2016

The lower wing spar bracket (metal piece that takes loads from the main wing beam or spar) was bonded into place (above), and it went much more smoothly than the left wing. The parts were coated with Hysol bonding agent, and then the spar bracket was slid into place. The high-strength shear bolts were positioned […]

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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 14 January, 2016

The next steps completed were to bond in the nut plates, which are like nuts for bolts, but glued in place. These went in twelve locations, and a portion of them are shown above. The bonding is done using the two-part adhesive we use for bonding composite parts together, and there is an orange rubber […]

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FORUM AT SEBRING U.S. SPORT AVIATION EXPO

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: 7 January, 2016

We placed the bottom spar bracket into position (above), and using several clamps to ensure the lower skin was held in place in the the wing jig (metal fixture for wing construction), we then put the upper spar bracket into place (below). With both upper and lower spar brackets having good positioning, we temporarily glued […]

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