Our booth was packed for most of this week-long event, but we took time to do interviews with media. Below is our first coverage for the breaking news regarding the Switchblade fly-by-wire rudder system we have recently been testing. https://www.aopa.org/News-and-Media/All-News/2016/July/26/Flying-car-in-research?utm_source=ePilot&utm_medium=Content&utm_content=osh&utm_campaign=160726special
The carbon parts for the sides of the vehicle were being produced in July. Above you see two images of the left side completed, and below an image of the right side coming out of the oven. These are now trimmed up and awaiting the bulkhead front and rear so they can be assembled. This […]
With AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, coming up soon, we had to work long hours to make the dashboard display body section ready for the world’s largest aviation celebration. The partial body went from this: To this: With the help of RK Performance Restoration in Prineville, Oregon, the Samson Team developed another winner. Ferarri red, of […]
Body parts are being made, and will soon be assembled, but in the meantime we needed to dive into the dashboard, brakes, gas pedal, rudder pedals, etc. To really make sense of all of that, and validate the 3D engineering that was done, we decided to start with the seats. The seat frames were chosen […]
Last week Sam Bousfield’s interview with Green Sense Radio aired on their 37 affiliate stations, nationwide. The interview addresses what makes the Switchblade different from other flying cars, sustainability features of point-to-point transportation, and how this vehicle car can make a difference in the world. The interview can be heard on the first 15 minutes […]
Composite Approach, of Bend Oregon, has finished the right hand body plug. The plug, as you probably remember, is the solid shape that we use to produce molds from. We then use those molds to produce parts that take the shape of the plug – in this case the body. These are large, bulky parts […]
The testing and perfecting of the powered wing swing mechanism was accomplished, and various videos have been posted about it on YouTube and Face Book. We could have opted have this be done manually, but since the tail will be moved electrically, we wanted to provide the same for the wings. It really does make […]
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