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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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