Yearly Archive
for: ‘2017’

OSHKOSH: Samson accelerates Swichblade flying motorcycle deliveries to start next year

Nine years after introducing the Switchblade flying motorcycle concept, start-up Samson Motorworks is racing to launch production of the three-wheeled roadable aircraft by the end of next year. Samson displayed an unfinished prototype at the Airventure fly-in that is set to fly at the end of the year, says chief executive Sam Boulsfield. The company […]

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New Flying Car Hopeful Unveils Prototype in Oshkosh

As the seemingly unattainable dream of developing a marketable flying car continues, the latest entrant unveiled its prototype this morning at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. Oregon-based Samson Motors is exhibiting a pre-production prototype of its three-wheel-drive Switchblade Flying Sports Car kit, which it claims will have a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 2017 […]

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Switchblade Update July 11, 2017

  Loyning’s Engine Services installed the turbo-charger on the engine, along with an intercooler, and the second round of dyno testing was finished last week. The stock V4 engine produces 180 hp at a very high 8,300 rpm. As we have earlier described, we are interested in making 190 hp at much lower rpm for […]

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Switchblade Update June 30, 2017

The nose cone was fitted for the first time. You can see in the image below how the Switchblade flying sports car will look from the front. Definitely eye catching! The one thing we can say is that if you want a Switchblade, be prepared to be the center of attention! The nose cone was […]

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Switchblade Update 27 June, 2017

We have been so busy getting ready for AirVenture that we haven’t taken time to post our progress! Not good! Hope you forgive us.  Below, Sam Bousfield is shown helping to ‘carve the turkey’, which is one way to describe the process of sorting out how produce the least molds for the best building of […]

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COME SEE THE SWITCHBLADE PROTOTYPE AT AIRVENTURE 2017, IN OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN!! July 24-30, 2017 is AirVenture – the world’s biggest aviation celebration! Samson Motors will have our best display ever – the full scale Switchblade prototype, in Outdoor Exhibits BOOTH # 429. We are located near the flightline off Wittman Road, directly behind Honda Jet […]

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Update Page 18 May 2017

  Big, big news is completion of round one of dyno testing the supercharged Samson V4 engine. Our goal was 190 horsepower at 6,000 rpm or less, and our first run on the dyno gave us 193 hp. So of course we had to go up from there! We continued until we achieved repeated runs […]

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Update Page 5_17_2017

It took quite a bit to get the leading arm suspension ready for drop testing, but it is now mounted on the drop test tower, and wired with sensors. The leading arm front suspension went through several iterations to get the steering and shock absorber to be happy in their locations. We have quite a […]

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Switchblade Update 19 April, 2017

We made a list to finish the project!!!! This was huge, as it meant no more “this is what we will do next month”. It meant “we are close to finishing, and this is what it will take to fly.” We have crossed several things off the list, one being the mounting of the brake […]

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SUN ‘N FUN INT’L FLY-IN EXPO April 4-9, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida Join us at our Samson Motors  Forums! “Switchblade Flying Car: Cabin & Safety Features” Wed. April 5 @ 1:00-1:55pm (CFAA-12) Ken Chatham Sr. & Ken Chatham II, Switchblade Owners & Ambassadors Thus. April 6 @ 11:00-11:55am (CFAA-12) Brian Purdy, Switchblade Owner & Ambassador Sat. April 8 @ 11:00-11:55am (CFAA-12) Mark Safreed, Switchblade Owner & […]

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