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 […]
SAMSON SWITCHBLADE AIRS ON CENTRAL OREGON TELEVISION! – Featured May 3rd on “Central Oregon Daily” news program – KOHD-ABC & KBNZ-CBS. Zolo Media’s Warren Schultz interviews Sam Bousfield at Samson’s Prineville facility to find out what the Switchblade is, why it’s different from flying cars of the past, how the ground test vehicle performs, and […]
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE FEATURES SWITCHBLADE IN MAY ISSUE The Switchblade is prominently featured in the article “The Future of Cars Is Already Here”, examining the future of flying cars, drones and autonomous cars, by renowned journalist and Best Selling author Jack Hitt. Talented photographer John Lee’s images truly bring the 1/4 scale wind tunnel model and […]
Switchblade Owners Frank Hanlon and Brian Purdy speak with host Ben Coleman of FAN, discussing the vehicle’s safety features, and what engineering and wind tunnel testing have been done. Frank, a Captain at the Nantucket Island Fire Department, describes how his Switchblade will give him much more flexibility in travel. They also give some of […]
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