The flight in the true suit of Iron Man demanded superhuman strength

20 January of 2018 by

Project Daedalus

Richard Browning professionally engaged in triathlon, conquers ultra-marathon distances and adores swimmers for endurance. But when this British inventor designed a personal suit with real jet engines, he realized that he was too weak to control the power of his brainchild. Down with the tools and calculations – the time to take up dumbbells.

“Project Daedalus” on all counts differs from the sensational individual flying systems Jetpack Aviation and jetpacks Flyboard Air . Browning followed the path of comic book heroes and added similar modules for feet and hands to the shoulder strap with jet engines. In theory, this should provide him with unprecedented maneuverability, in practice it turned out that a trained athlete’s hand can not restrain the power of a jet stream.

Project Daedalus

Thanks to improved motor protection and helmet, Richard, though constantly falling, but has not even crippled. Although he already dreams of a safety cushion and an alternative interface that will allow the muscles to concentrate on controlling the flying chassis, and the brain on navigation and flight planning. While all the forces he has to go so as not to just turn upside down, but every short flight gives an invaluable experience.

Project Daedalus

Browning is a dreamer, but he is not without rationalization. In the current incarnation, Daedalus is useless, since most people on earth objectively can not develop their body to control such a complex and powerful system. Therefore, he founded the Gravity start-up for the commercialization of the project. There is no money – there is no access to advanced technologies, and any enthusiast can assemble a jet engine in a suitcase. But this is still not enough for a full flight.


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