|The Switchblade three-wheeled Flying Motorcycle, the vehicle from Samson Motorworks promise to be as thrilling to drive on the ground as they will be to fly in the air. The Switchblade offers motorcycle simplicity, economy and excitement, using scissors wing design chops off 200 lb of weight and makes for greater range and lower maintenance costs. The Switchblade features side-by-side seating, less weight, slower landing speed, room for golf clubs and a wide cabin. It also include heating and air conditioning, video rear view monitor, dual ground/air lighting system, automatic vehicle leaning in turns and stereo CD player with MP3 input. As far as safety is concerned, it has a front impact shock absorber, side impact door protection and a ballistic chute recovery system.
The Switchblade powered by 120hp Freedom Motor twin rotor engine that gets the vehicle to over 90 mph on wheels and 134 mph while in the air. And it will operate at 10,000 feet above sea level. Its 16-gallon fuel capacity will provide a range of 880 miles on the ground 340 miles in the air. Samsom Motorworks says the Switchblade will be FAA certified and available in early 2010.
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