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Real-life Iron Man brings his suit to Salford

Posted on Sunday, 26 November, 2017 | Comment icon 17 comments

Browning's startup has proven highly successful. Image Credit: YouTube / Red Bull / Gravity Industries
Richard Browning stunned onlookers this week as he flew around a business park in Salford, England.
The madcap inventor and former marine raised eyebrows back at the beginning of April when he revealed 'Daedalus' - a futuristic suit not dissimilar to Tony Stark's comic book 'Iron Man' armor.

Since then, interest in his invention has gone from strength to strength with even a member of the UK military allegedly expressing a desire to adapt the suit for use on the battlefield.

This most recent demonstration, which drew the interest of both the media and the general public, saw him soar through the air in Media City - a business park located in the UK city of Salford.

"Every time I fly, it's a pleasure. It's intense, but there's always this degree of humility," he said.

"You always have to have respect for what you are doing. There is a chance I could lose an engine just as I am getting off the ground."

"It's just like driving a formula one car or racing a sports bike - you have always got to have that respect for the possibility that something could go wrong when you don't want it to happen."

Source: Manchester Evening News | Comments (17)

Tags: Iron Man, Richard Browning

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Black Monk on 26 November, 2017, 18:17
He landed in Salford. It's probably got nicked now.
Comment icon #9 Posted by eddword on 26 November, 2017, 20:17
I still think the "Fly Board Air" is so much better than anything else out there. It flies higher,faster with a longer flight duration and is much more maneuverable. What more could you ask for?
Comment icon #10 Posted by _KB_ on 26 November, 2017, 20:38
i mean it's a flight suit, iron mans suit is more combat ready but this looks like you could take it out of the air with a big rock
Comment icon #11 Posted by seeder on 27 November, 2017, 0:52
the first car looked nothing like the powerful cars we have today.....things like this suit will become refined and ever sleeker/more powerful and maybe quieter too
Comment icon #12 Posted by Astra. on 27 November, 2017, 1:15
I totally agree Seeder. Who knows, one day we may all be flying about in compact, lightweight,solar-sun-propelled-suits. I'm still an advocate for helmet wear though
Comment icon #13 Posted by _KB_ on 27 November, 2017, 7:11
i bet, i just don't like that anyone in a flight suite is instantly iron man
Comment icon #14 Posted by paperdyer on 27 November, 2017, 20:37
Call me when he gets the repellsor rays in the hands.
Comment icon #15 Posted by qxcontinuum on 28 November, 2017, 3:07
Can someone imagine the force his arms are suppose to withold?
Comment icon #16 Posted by seeder on 29 November, 2017, 4:27
Comment icon #17 Posted by TripGun on 6 December, 2017, 16:19
70's tech

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