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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 15 November, 2015

We finally were able to finish bonding up the flap completely, now that the middle hinge was confirmed as to location and mounted. It didn’t take long to mix up the Hysol two-part adhesive, and spread the adhesive on all bonding surfaces (above). The next step was to place the top skin over the rest […]

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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 5 November, 2015

Next step on wing closeout was the fitting and bonding in of the wing root rib. The shot above is from the wing tip side looking down at the root area of the wing (next to the body), with the carbon rib shown in front of the metal wing hinge beam. We also bonded in […]

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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 1 November, 2015

Our first step to close out the left wing was to bond and bolt in the bottom spar bracket. This took a few hours to accomplish, and is a critical step in the process. This bracket has to align with the hinge bracket (the hinge point of the wing swing), and has to align with […]

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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE: 23 October, 2015

We continued assembly of the wing fixture or jig, which holds the wing parts in position while the wing is bonded and bolted together. Checking accuracy took some time, as we want the jig to be correct so we don’t introduce error into the future wing building, as well as our prototype wings. The jig […]

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Central Oregonian article on recent Air-Fair

Prineville Airport hosting aviation education event Two-day program is sponsored by Samson Motors, which is building the Switchblade flying car at one of the local hangars. The Prineville Airport will be the site of several noteworthy events this weekend, for pilots and for the general public. Three classes will be offered, two for pilots and […]

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The wing jig (metal framework that holds parts together in place) is being assembled and rigged for use. Below is shown the framework nearly completed and ready for the wing pieces to be placed within. Next we placed the wing skin with main spar (beam) in the lower cradles, and are getting the last of […]

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Air-Fair this Weekend with “Flying the Feathered Edge” Film

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND (OCT 3 & 4) AT THE PRINEVILLE AIR-FAIR 4019 SW Aviation Blvd., Prineville OR 97754 (at the Prineville Airport).  Saturday Oct. 3: 7:00 AM : Prineville EAA 617 Breakfast (pancakes, eggs, bacon & sausage, etc.) Follow signs to the EAA hangar. 8:00 AM -12:00 PM:  AOPA RUSTY PILOT COURSE (note new start time)   […]

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No Pilot to Co-Pilot: Sunday, Oct. 4th 9am-11:30am

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Oct 3 & 4: Prineville Airport Aviation Education Air-Fair

PRINEVILLE AIRPORT AVIATION EDUCATION AIR-FAIR October 3 & 4, 2015 PRINEVILLE AIRPORT (S39) – Prineville, Oregon 97754 4019 SW Aviation Blvd. (follow signs to hangar) This Air-Fair offers a unique opportunity to attend a combination of several aviation education presentations in one weekend. • The AOPA RUSTY-PILOT PROGRAM (FREE Course) Presented by Amanda Vansickle & […]

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SWITCHBLADE UPDATE 18 September, 2015

Above is an image showing the major portions of the body plug that is now under construction. A plug is a positive full-size shape of a part, in this case the body. Plugs are used to make molds from, then the parts from the mold, once assembled, will assume the shape of the plug. This […]

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