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 3 months ago '07        #1
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JetSons ERA....Flying Car Approved By FAA!!
 

 
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A $169,126 (£145,000) flying car has been approved for take-off.

The Samson Switchblade has received the rubber stamp from the FAA, the U.S. government aviation authority, to start flight testing.

After 14 years of development, the Switchblade is now conducting final high-speed taxi testing prior to flight testing.

Redmond, Oregon-based Samson Sky says 2,100 people have made reservations for the vehicle, which comes in a DIY kit form.

Each Switchblade Kit includes engine, transmission, avionics, interiors and Samson Builder a*sist Program.

The Switchblade is a three wheel, street-legal vehicle that you keep parked in your garage.

You drive it from your garage to a nearby airport. Once there, the wings swing out and the tail extends in under three minutes.

You then fly your registered aircraft to the airport nearest your destination - at up to 109 m/h (306 km/h) and 13,048 miles (21,000 km).

Then you simply land, transform your flying sports car back to driving mode - the wings and tail safely stowed and protected - and drive to your final destination.

For the high-speed taxi tests, the wings were removed from the vehicle, so there would be no chance that the vehicle would start to go airborne.

"Our take-off speed is predicted to be 88 mph, meaning that’s the speed we need to hit, at which point the Switchblade would begin to lift off the ground," said Sam Bousfield, CEO Samson Sky and designer of the Switchblade.

“Out of the fastest of 10 speed runs, our test driver took the Switchblade to 98 mph, which confirmed what the team saw on the instruments, videos and engine computer data -- the Switchblade handled and performed very well.”

A flying car has been approved for take-off. (Samson Sky via SWNS)
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Samson Sky say the reservation list for the Switchblade has reached 2100, with reservation holders in 52 countries, and in all 50 states.

"Early adopters include NASA engineers, airline pilots, entrepreneurs, etc. The recent FAA approval has attracted 360 new Reservations in just the past few weeks - and it’s notable that 58% of them are not yet pilots," the company said.

Bousfield said: “Artists dream the future, and that future is filled with flying cars.

“If you share that dream, the Switchblade was designed for you.”
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 3 months ago '17        #2
Lazy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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You drive it from your garage to a nearby airport. Once there, the wings swing out and the tail extends in under three minutes.
Heh

I get this sh*t I’m taking off from the expressway

170k sounds like a steal and I’m sure they’ll only get better
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 3 months ago '16        #3
Dick Armey 
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cops start chasing you drop them wings
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 3 months ago '04        #4
biscuit 
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This is dope.


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 3 months ago '16        #5
kuul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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Is it loud? Elon musk said the problem with flying cars is noise pollution.
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 3 months ago '04        #6
killadre  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Let us know when it’s actually flying.
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 3 months ago '04        #7
killadre  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 biscuit said
This is dope.


I had to go find the video also

Gotta see it in action
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 3 months ago '22        #8
whatevaitakes 
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A pilots license will be the new flex.
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 3 months ago '10        #9
suddath 
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There's the key words... "find an air strip and take off". Imagine showing up the airport in that sh*t trying to get a stretch of runway on your way to get some pu**y. People are already bad enough at driving. Last thing we need is some dumbass riding "E" too far and crashing on the freeway.

Until they're autonomous, we have no business even exploring these.
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 3 months ago '05        #10
Micheal C. Will  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Cool, hope it works out to be something. But this is decades away to be affordable and available to the general public.

For me, I'm actually in the process of looking to learn and train for an sport pilot license.
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 3 months ago '20        #11
nyctoneworleans  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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Nice

 3 months ago '22        #12
whatevaitakes 
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 suddath said
There's the key words... "find an air strip and take off". Imagine showing up the airport in that sh*t trying to get a stretch of runway on your way to get some pu**y. People are already bad enough at driving. Last thing we need is some dumbass riding "E" too far and crashing on the freeway.

Until they're autonomous, we have no business even exploring these.
I don't know about that.....autopilot systems generally disengage during periods of extreme turbulence, this is when a pilot must take control...... so if there isn't a pilot or one can't fly yourself it's automatically game over.

So mostly likely near term outcome is semi-autonomous flights (autonomous, but supervised by a pilot). Maybe the FAA will issue some kind of semi-autonomous pilots license with reduced training and experience requirement.

Also, all the risks and dangers you mentioned of this type of aircraft already apply to light and sport aircraft.
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 3 months ago '07        #13
killacar 
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think drinking and driving is bad, wait til these n*ggas start drinking and flying









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 3 months ago '06        #14
Sammyboi22 
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This thing flies at 109mph. Pass.
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 3 months ago '16        #15
HoodrichMike 
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Nah jit I’m good for quite a while. You know them first, second, probably even third editions gonna have kinks to work out and malfunctions. Gonna be recalls for certain components but nobody will know there’s a problem til the sh*t goes bad mid flight. Gonna be quite a number of casualties to get things started I imagine. Engines cutting off hundreds of feet in the air, propellers breaking, etc. all kinds of possibilities really
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 3 months ago '10        #16
suddath 
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 whatevaitakes said
I don't know about that.....autopilot systems generally disengage during periods of extreme turbulence, this is when a pilot must take control...... so if there isn't a pilot or one can't fly yourself it's automatically game over.

So mostly likely near term outcome is semi-autonomous flights (autonomous, but supervised by a pilot). Maybe the FAA will issue some kind of semi-autonomous pilots license with reduced training and experience requirement.

Also, all the risks and dangers you mentioned of this type of aircraft already apply to light and sport aircraft.
Except the pilot aspect. I just don't see the need to make flying cars. We just need smarter ground transportation.

 3 months ago '15        #17
tr1pp1n  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Lazy said
Heh

I get this sh*t I’m taking off from the expressway

170k sounds like a steal and I’m sure they’ll only get better
For real.

Plus, what's stopping someone from loading up their Switchblade and taking off near the boarder to pick up or drop off some work?

It's going to be like the Miami vice days but crazier. A nightmare to police and regulate

 3 months ago '17        #18
FCWGM 
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 Lazy said
Heh

I get this sh*t I’m taking off from the expressway

170k sounds like a steal and I’m sure they’ll only get better
Right fu*k I look like driving all the way to the airport just to take off lmaooo

 3 months ago '17        #19
ninesix703 
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 Micheal C. Will said
Cool, hope it works out to be something. But this is decades away to be affordable and available to the general public.

For me, I'm actually in the process of looking to learn and train for an sport pilot license.

Just do single engine fixed wing.

I know the allure is just using your drivers license to fly. LSA's are like paper airplanes. Many documented fatalities on those.
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 3 months ago '22        #20
whatevaitakes 
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 suddath said
Except the pilot aspect. I just don't see the need to make flying cars. We just need smarter ground transportation.
Before that we need smarter land use policies. Planning departments in majors cities are cancer to good urban design. By "good design" I mean cities and towns with a mix of good amenities not just in the downtown cores. Land uses are of course determined by zoning and topography. Some cities you drive miles this way for something then miles the other way for something else.

Basically a hub and spoke model for urban design is what is needed. Then yes good transportation to link all those small hubs together.

In both cases for urban design and transportation you need less corruption. Look at California's "train to nowhere." Terrible.

 3 months ago '22        #21
whatevaitakes 
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 ninesix703 said
Just do single engine fixed wing.

I know the allure is just using your drivers license to fly. LSA's are like paper airplanes. Many documented fatalities on those.
Second Look: Why Light Sport Aircraft Suffer So Many Crashes

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 3 months ago '19        #22
HimalayaPlaya87 
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 FeedTheBeast said











A $169,126 (£145,000) flying car has been approved for take-off.

The Samson Switchblade has received the rubber stamp from the FAA, the U.S. government aviation authority, to start flight testing.

After 14 years of development, the Switchblade is now conducting final high-speed taxi testing prior to flight testing.

Redmond, Oregon-based Samson Sky says 2,100 people have made reservations for the vehicle, which comes in a DIY kit form.

Each Switchblade Kit includes engine, transmission, avionics, interiors and Samson Builder a*sist Program.

The Switchblade is a three wheel, street-legal vehicle that you keep parked in your garage.

You drive it from your garage to a nearby airport. Once there, the wings swing out and the tail extends in under three minutes.

You then fly your registered aircraft to the airport nearest your destination - at up to 109 m/h (306 km/h) and 13,048 miles (21,000 km).

Then you simply land, transform your flying sports car back to driving mode - the wings and tail safely stowed and protected - and drive to your final destination.

For the high-speed taxi tests, the wings were removed from the vehicle, so there would be no chance that the vehicle would start to go airborne.

"Our take-off speed is predicted to be 88 mph, meaning that’s the speed we need to hit, at which point the Switchblade would begin to lift off the ground," said Sam Bousfield, CEO Samson Sky and designer of the Switchblade.

“Out of the fastest of 10 speed runs, our test driver took the Switchblade to 98 mph, which confirmed what the team saw on the instruments, videos and engine computer data -- the Switchblade handled and performed very well.”

A flying car has been approved for take-off. (Samson Sky via SWNS)
« ‹ of 8 › »
Samson Sky say the reservation list for the Switchblade has reached 2100, with reservation holders in 52 countries, and in all 50 states.

"Early adopters include NASA engineers, airline pilots, entrepreneurs, etc. The recent FAA approval has attracted 360 new Reservations in just the past few weeks - and it’s notable that 58% of them are not yet pilots," the company said.

Bousfield said: “Artists dream the future, and that future is filled with flying cars.

“If you share that dream, the Switchblade was designed for you.”
They need to k*ll this flying car dream just get to the point where cars can hover off the ground, we have drunk drivers can you imagine a fu*king drunk flyer that sh*t would be terrible
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 3 months ago '05        #23
Micheal C. Will  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 ninesix703 said
Just do single engine fixed wing.

I know the allure is just using your drivers license to fly. LSA's are like paper airplanes. Many documented fatalities on those.
The two flight schools I checked out where I live gave no indication of that and from the YouTube videos I've watched I haven't seen anyone saying a LSA is more dangerous to fly than a heavier airplane.

 3 months ago '04        #24
Tikyle2 
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I been working with companies for a few years trying to get into the eVTOL market and this thing you posted ain't it. It's a decent vehicle but it has too many limitations for practical use.

This is the direction we're going in though and more will come soon.

 3 months ago '17        #25
ninesix703 
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 Micheal C. Will said
The two flight schools I checked out where I live gave no indication of that and from the YouTube videos I've watched I haven't seen anyone saying a LSA is more dangerous to fly than a heavier airplane.


When it comes to LSA, the FAA doesn't care about planes design/build or the pilots health. Why is that? Because the intention is to lift the barriers of entry into aviation. Less than 1% of the US is involved at all with this hobby.

Fly both because an introductory lesson or even a simulator would more close to real world experience than watching YouTube videos.



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