Offbeat A Real-Life 'Iron Man' Just Set A World Record For Flying

06:26  12 november  2017
06:26  12 november  2017 Source:   Huffington Post UK

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British inventor Richard Browning has set the world record for achieving the highest speed in a body-controlled jet suit. The jetpack has for years remained the ultimate gadget that never truly was. While we see human beings flying in robot suits on films, real - life jetpacks have often been large, bulky

Talk about putting the pedal to the metal: A real - life Iron Man has just set a world record for fastest speed in a His maximum speed during the record - setting flight was 32 mph. It was the culmination of a It started when Browning decided he wanted to build his own flying suit. At first, he tried gliding

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British inventor Richard Browning has set the world record for achieving the highest speed in a body-controlled jet suit.

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A British inventor has made history by becoming the first person to set a Guinness World Record for the He claims that Daedalus will eventually be capable of flying at several hundred miles per hour It sounds audacious, but let's just stick it out there," said Browning during a Ted Talk earlier this year.

- Talk about putting the pedal to the metal: A real - life Iron Man has just set a world record for fastest speed in a jet suit. It was the culmination of a project three years in the making. It started when Browning decided he wanted to build his own flying suit.

HIs homemade futuristic gadget echoes the suit used by Tony Stark in the comic ‘Iron Man’ by using jet engines dotted around his body.

Browning achieved a speed of 32.02mph on his third timed attempt across Lagoona Park in Reading, before mistiming a turn and crashing on his fourth attempt.

The ex-Royal Marine Reservist started working on the jet suit back in early 2016 and has been perfecting his designs ever since.

The system is patented so Browning is keeping relatively quiet on the specifics of how it works but what we do know is that thrust comes from six body-mounted jet engines similar to those found in high-end model aircraft.

Two are mounted on the lower back providing base levels of thrust, while four wrist mounted jets enable the suit wearer to direct themselves, increase speed and brake.

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Although, his suit is not a replica to that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it does enable him to fly just like Iron Man . He was over the moon after having set the world record and said

A real - life Iron Man shattered a world record on Thursday for fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine suit. Browning said he was “delighted” to have set a record . “I have no doubt that this is just the His predictions for Daedalus are prodigious, claiming it will eventually be capable of flying at

a man riding on the back of a boat in the water © Provided by Huffington Post Browning’s creation isn’t just a hobby, in creating Gravity Industries the inventor hopes to kickstart a new form of personal flight.

“Daedalus is simply the beginning of a core technology that has endless potential in aviation, commercial and entertainment applications.” explains Browning.

As you can see from this early test, the design has improved significantly with the jets becoming more streamlined and easier to control.

The jetpack has for years remained the ultimate gadget that never truly was.

While we see human beings flying in robot suits on films, real-life jetpacks have often been large, bulky contraptions that are as dangerous as they are unwieldy.

This new jet suit however looks to be not only far more practical, but also more capable.

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