Madcap inventor turns Iron Man with real-life flying suit
Meet the madcap inventor who wants to turn his dream of a suit for human flight from sci-fi fantasy into reality.
British entrepreneur Richard Browning has created a real-life Iron Man suit, by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs.
He has just founded Gravity, a tech start-up who have built and filed patents for the human propulsion technology that could re-imagine manned flight.
Former soldier Richard Browning has became a real-life Iron Man. He designed a costume that uses miniaturized jet engines and twin fuel bladders to hover above the ground. A heads-up display sends a live feed of resources when airborne, and Browning uses his amazing physical skills to keep floating.
However, this is only the first step – Richard founded Gravity Industries that aims to push manned flight into new heights by developing human propulsion technology. Tony Stark has met his competition!
“Our vision is to build an entirely new generation of human flight systems for commercial, military and entertainment applications,” the Gravity team explains.
“Our mission is to build an inspirational technology company by re-imagining the future of human flight and pioneering aeronautical innovation.”
“We’ve already had a few comparisons to Tony Stark, but this is real-world aeronautical innovation,” he said.
“We are serious about building a world-changing technology business. We stand at the very beginning of what human propulsion systems will do.”