Science & Technology
UK inventor creates real-life Iron Man suit
By T.K. Randall
April 1, 2017 · 19 comments
No, this is not an April Fool. Image Credit: YouTube / Red Bull / Gravity Industries
Former marine Richard Browning has created a working Iron Man suit out of six miniature jet engines.
Despite being revealed just in time for April Fool's Day, this remarkable suit is actually a genuine invention called 'Daedalus' that is capable of vertically taking off and flying through the air.
While it's still early days yet, the impressive creation is already showing a lot of promise.
According to Browning, once it's finished the suit will be able to fly at 200mph at altitudes of up to 2000ft, however right now it has only been able to lift a few feet off the ground.
It took only 13 months for him to turn the project from a concept in to a working machine.
"I think it's far less dangerous than driving a sports bike round country lanes," he said when asked about the suit's lack of safety features. "It's not anywhere as dangerous as it looks."
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