Dr. Sam Bousfield's

"Switchblade 2008"

Sam Bousfield grew up in California. He got a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors at California Polytechnic State University and then went on to do post-graduate studies. Sam made the acquaintance of several Boeing engineers who ultimately published a number of scientific papers based on the features in his project. Some of his ideas went beyond commercial applications and even influenced Governments as far away as Scandinavia. The government of Sweden used one of Sam's ideas to re-calibrate their wind tunnel. He owns multiple patents/patents pending, many of which are aviation related.

Sam's company, Samson Motorworks, is developing a roadable aircraft using advanced materials. He calls it the "Switchblade" flying motorcycle. There are other versions too. His name for the whole class of vehicle is "MMVs" or "Multi-Mode-Vehicles".

DrSam Sam Bousfield
Switchblade


The "Switchblade" is projected to have the following
performance and specifications:


Max. Gr. Take-off Wt.1360 lbs.WING AREA88 sq. ff.
LENGTH 15'- 6"WING LOADING 16 psf
WIDTH 6'- 4"Time Between Major Overhauls 2500 hrs.
HEIGHT 4'-1" STALL SPEED 55 mph
SEATS 2
MAX SPEED95 mph ground 140 mph flying
RANGE500 miles ground220 miles air
MPGEst.48 mpg ground22 mpg air
WINGSPAN 19'- 5" main 6'- 4" canard
ENGINE120 hp Freedom Motor twin rotor
FUEL120 hp regular unleaded autogas
FUEL CAPACITY120 hp 10.1 gal. / incl. reserve


Originally, Sam introduced a telescopic-winged "Switchblade" in 2007. He planned to build and test-fly a full-scale prototype of this design in late 2009. However, he later decided not to pursue the use of a telescopic wing, and soon after making this decision he unveiled his "updated" version, the "Scissorwing Switchblade". Using much the same body, it employs an entirely different swing-wing technology, using fowler-flaps to increase the wings' area for landing. He tentatively plans test flights for the swing-wing in 2012. Kits for homebuilders will be available after flight testing.


For more information contact -
Sam Bousfield CEO, Samson Motors
Telephone 530-878-4808.

www.samsonmotorworks.com


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