How Adam Savage built a real Iron Man suit that flies
British company Gravity announced the start of sales of a jet-powered suit that allows a person to fly quickly in the air and land softly..
Richard Browning, the former trader who founded Gravity, independently created a unique development that even the authors approved «Iron man». All structural elements were 3D printed. With the help of the suit, the creator and at the same time the main tester has already set the Guinness record, having developed a speed of more than 50 km / h in the air. At the same time, the device allows you to climb to a height of up to 3 km.
Gravity was formed in 2017 and recently the 1050bhp Jet Suit began selling at Selfridges in London for £340 thousand (approximately $ 442 thousand). Those who don’t have that much free money can experience flying with a VR simulator. The developer also demonstrates his invention at various events..
Richard Browning is the son of an inventor and aeronautical engineer, one of his grandfathers was a pilot, and the other ran a helicopter company, so genetics was partly responsible for this type of activity. Initially, he created the project for fun, but then he began to experiment with jet systems and created a superhero costume..
At the moment, with the help of the analysis of electronic models, the suit is being improved. For now, he compares the invention to the first car that was inefficient, noisy, smelly and unsafe. Richard hopes that in the future, people will forget about private jets and start using jet suits to fly to the store..
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text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: TED, video: Guinness World Records