Flying Sports Car Coming to the Skies Soon OSHKOSH (WISN/CNN) Here’s an informative, positive news story on the Switchblade at the Samson Motors tent – Oshkosh 2017. The story features interviews with designer Sam Bousfield and Switchblade owner Frank Hanlon (in the prototype) plus video footage of the wing swing in action, different views of […]
Check out this great live interview with Switchblade Designer and Samson Motors Founder, Sam Bousfield – at Boeing Plaza, EAA AirVenture 2017. How does the Switchblade work and how fast is it on the ground and in the air? Why is the Switchblade different from other flying cars? How did the idea for the Switchblade […]
OSHKOSH – It’s not yet “The Jetsons,” but someday — perhaps sooner rather than later — flying cars will be as common as both cars and planes. Commuters stuck in rush hour traffic always think, If only I had a plane, I could be there by now. And plenty of pilots fogged in by bad weather wish they could […]
Samson Motors brought its pre-production prototype of the Switchblade flying-car design, which is still under construction, to EAA AirVenture this week. The vehicle “highlights the unique internationally patented wing-swing mechanism,” the company said. According to CEO Sam Bousfield, the company’s goal is “to produce the first commercially successful flying sports car.” The design will fly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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