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Update 30 December, 2017

  Below, Ron Burch (right off screen) is positioning new side mirrors so that Sam Bousfield (seated inside) can check the view from the mirror to the rear. The earlier side mirrors needed to be replaced for our production vehicles as the mirrors were not strong enough to hold up to prolonged use. We want […]

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Switchblade featured on UNCRATE

SAMSON SWITCHBLADE FLYING CAR With seating for two, room for 50 pounds of luggage, and the power-to-weight ratio of a Corvette, the Samson Switchblade sounds like a sports car. It’s only when you see the extendable wings and tail automatically appear and notice the Dynon avionics gear that you realize it’s a flying car. Classified […]

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BBC Radio – The Switchblade hits big time airwaves

BBC RADIO – – THE SWITCHBLADE HITS THE BIG TIME AIRWAVES!!! BBC Radio in London did a phone interview with Sam Bousfield, for their evening news! Here’s what they reported: High flyer Is it a “flight of fancy”? asks the DAILY MAIL, while reporting that an American manufacturer has claimed that it has built the […]

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Prestige Magazine (online) Hong Kong

IS IT A CAR, A TRIKE OR A PLANE? IT’S THE SAMSON SWITCHBLADE The flying car takes one step closer to practical reality with the imminent maiden flight of the amazing Samson Switchblade. BY JON WALL ON DECEMBER 21, 2017 , NEWS A futuristic fantasy ever since the 1920s and a staple of science-fiction movies, […]

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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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Update 20 Nov 2017

Samson was in the news recently, this time with a Portland, Oregon, CBS affiliate, KOIN TV. Pictured in the image above, Reporter Cole Miller and Videographer Mike Soe drove three hours from Portland to do an in-depth TV News segment on the Switchblade, which aired late last week. This story was picked up by other […]

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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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